Veterans Day will soon be upon us, replete with ceremonies and remembrances for the 21 million-plus living U.S. heroes, as well as the deceased millions, who served in our nation’s legendary military. There will be much-deserved reverence, respect and joy for the brave and selfless, as well as their families.
That is exactly as it should be. Our bravest citizens should be celebrated, honored, and lifted up in gratitude by the billions of us who reap the reward called freedom they sowed for us.
At least one in every four veterans, and probably closer to one in three, won’t be able to enjoy their special day. No, a conservative estimate of somewhere in the neighborhood of 31 percent will be suffering. Not from physical injuries, but from invisible yet brutal scars on their souls and psyches. Continue reading Ignoring PTSD isn’t bliss, it is hell for sufferers and those around them
Written By Mark Vogel
History professor Henry Willows is in love—in love with Catherine Eddowes, the fourth victim of Jack the Ripper. Although over a century distant, Henry’s obsession knows no bounds. With the aid of an ingenious physicist, Henry achieves his raison d’être: a means to travel back in time, stop the world’s most infamous serial killer, and save the woman he loves. But the fabric of time isn’t easy to change . . . and the Ripper has plans of his own. Continue reading The Ripper’s Time is Published
Soul Jazz is a history of jazz and its reception in the black community in the period from the end of World War II until the end of the Vietnam War. Previous histories reflect the perspective of an integrated America, yet the United States was a segregated country in 1945. The black audience had a very different take on the music and that is the perception explored in Soul Jazz. Continue reading New Book Bob Porter “Soul Jazz”
The South Jersey Culture & History Center at Stockton University has released of its latest publication, “Burlington Biographies: A History of Burlington, New Jersey told through the Lives and Times of its People,” by Robert L. Thompson. This 558-page hardbound book takes a fresh look at many aspects of the city’s rich heritage and longstanding lore through a unique approach to writing local history. Continue reading History of Burlington City Told though Lives of its People in New Book Published by Stockton
Timely and important issues that people are dealing with such as excessive students’ college debt, immigration, assimilation and corporate greed are blended in James Mondesir’s debut book. In “Sunrise” (published by Xlibris), Mondesir creates a protagonist who finds himself as he enters another transition in life. Continue reading James Mondesir Announces Release of his First Fiction Book