2015A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
HER COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY
A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. To buy a prosthetic leg for his sister, Kim made the difficult decision to sell his beloved companion. Lieutenant Eric Pedersen purchased the bodacious mare and renamed her Reckless, for the Recoilless Rifles Platoon of the 5th Marines.
The four-legged Marine braved minefields to deliver ammunition to her division on the firing sites. In one day alone, performing fifty-one trips up and down treacherous terrain, covering thirty-five miles, and rescuing wounded comrades-in-arms, Reckless demonstrated her devotion to the Marines who had become her herd.
Despite only measuring about thirteen hands, this pint-sized equine became an American hero. Reckless was awarded two Purple Hearts for her valor and was promoted to staff sergeant twice, a distinction never bestowed upon an animal before or since.
There are now SIX NATIONAL MONUMENTS to Sgt. Reckless around the country: 1) the National Museum of the Marine Corps (Quantico, VA); 2) Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (Oceanside, CA); 3) Kentucky Horse Park (Lexington, KY); 4) a horse farm in Barrington Hills, IL that works with veterans with PTSD; 5) the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth, TX; and 6) the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, FL. Hopefully South Korea is next!
This full biography of Sgt. Reckless includes over 135 pictures of Reckless and her three colts, including interviews with the Marines who fought alongside her, revealing, at last, the complete and captivating tale of how a would-be Korean racehorse became one of the greatest Marine wartime heroes of all time.
Sgt. Reckless brings the legend back to life more than half a century later.
* 2014 New York Times Bestseller - Categorical September/October
* 2015 American Horse Publications Equine Book of the Year
* 2015 Silver Medalist - Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY)
* 2016 Gold Medalist - Military Writers Society of America
* 2016 EQUUS Film and Arts Festival WINNIE Award, Best Equine Book
* 2020 EQUUS Film and Arts Festival WINNIE Award Best Screenplay
* 2020 Selection - Commandant of the Marine Corps' Professional Reading List - Required reading selection for enlisted Marines
To learn more about Reckless, go to her website at www.SgtReckless.com.
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War Dogs * War Birds * War Horses & Mules * War ... Cat!
Millions rallied to the cause of freedom against Nazism and the menace of Imperial Japan. But did you know that some of those heroes had fur, or feathers? War animals guarded American coasts against submarine attack, dug out Londoners trapped in bomb wreckage, and carried vital messages under heavy fire on Pacific islands. They kept up morale, rushed machine gun nests, and even sacrificed themselves picking up live grenades.
This book tells the heart-warming stories of the dogs, horses, mules, pigeons—and even one cat—who did their bit for the war effort. American and British families volunteered beloved family pets and farm dogs when rationing made it difficult to feed them; President Roosevelt, bought honorary commissions in the reserves for lapdogs and other pets not suitable for military duties to “exempt” them from war service and raise money to defeat Hitler and Tojo. Many of these gallant animals are recipients of the prestigious PDSA Dickin Medal, the “Animals’ Victoria Cross.”
In War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II you’ll meet:
• Judy, the POW dog who helped her beloved human survive brutal Japanese prison camps
• Cher Ami, the pigeon in WWI who nearly died delivering a message that saved American troops from death by friendly fire
• Beauty, the “digging dog” who sniffed out Londoners buried in the wreckage of the Blitz—along with pets, including one goldfish still in its bowl!
• Olga, the horse who braved shattering glass to do her duty in London bombings
• Smoky, the Yorkshire terrier who did parachute jumps, laid communications wire through a pipe so small only she could navigate it, became the first therapy dog—and starred on a weekly TV show after the War
• Simon, the war cat whose campaign against the “Mao Tse Tung” of the rat world saved food supplies and his ship’s crew
• Chips, who guarded Roosevelt and Churchill during the Casablanca Conference, and the only dog to earn a Silver Star for his heroics
The shining loyalty and courage of these heroes is a testimony to the enduring bond between us and the animals we love.
* 2019 Gold Medalist - Military Writers Society of America
* 2020 Silver Medalist - Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY)
* 2020 EQUUS Film and Arts Festival WINNIE Award - War Horses
To learn more details about these amazing animals, as well as how we plan to honor them with the International War Animals Museum, visit our website WarAnimals.com : https://waranimals.com/museum
These ingredients are ALWAYS PRESENT in every hit ... and are ALWAYS ABSENT in Failures
After the most exhaustive research and analysis of box office grosses of films through the 1990's, Tom Laughlin discovered 9 indispensable ingredients that must be present in every film, book, TV show, play or novel in order for it to be a commercial success. These ingredients are ALWAYS present in the hits, and ALWAYS absent in the failures.
Written with his writing partner of twenty years, Robin Hutton, this book analyzes the question, "Why can't Hollywood make pictures people want to see?" It's simple - they don't know about the 9 ingredients, and once you learn of these ingredients, you will never look at a movie the same.
This is a must for every writer, star, producer, director, studio executive -- or anybody who just wants to learn more about why pictures with the biggest stars, director, and budget flop, and those with no names and a small budget soar.
No writer can afford to be without these guidelines. They work. And you will learn how to craft them into your manuscript.
To purchase a copy of this book, you can buy it directly from Robin Hutton. The cost is $35, which includes shipping and handling.
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