Category Archives: Potomac Books

March 23

Excerpt: There I Go Again

The following is an excerpt from There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others (Potomac Books, March 2017) by William Daniels, an actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild. Below Mr. Daniels writes about his time as a student at Northwestern University. From Chapter […]

March 22

From the Desk of Bailey Poland: On Writing as Women

The following contribution comes from Bailey Poland, author of Haters: Harassment, Abuse, and Violence Online (Potomac Books, 2016). Bailey Poland is a writer, feminist, and activist, as well as the creator of the literary journal Leaves and Flowers and is a regular contributor to numerous print and online journals, including Line Zero. She is the editor of Involution: […]

March 07

Lester Tenney, 1920-2017

Lester Tenney, World War II veteran and author of My Hitch in Hell, passed away the last week of February at the age of ninety-six. In 2000, Potomac Books published My Hitch in Hell: The Battan Death March, Tenney’s account of life as a POW during World War II, in the Memories of War series. Captured by […]

January 19

Excerpt: Fit for the Presidency?

The following is an excerpt from Fit for the Presidency?: Winners, Losers, What-Ifs, and Also-Rans (January 2017) by Seymour Morris Jr. Morris is a former political pollster, head of corporate communications, and international entrepreneur. He is the author of American History Revised: 200 Facts That Never Made It into the Textbooks and Supreme Commander: MacArthur’s Triumph in Japan.   […]

January 12

From the Desk of Jacquelyn M. Howard

The following contribution is from Jacquelyn M. Howard, who co-authored Wounded Warriors: A Soldier’s Story of Healing through Birds (Potomac Books 2014), with Robert C. Vallieres. Vallieres is a Persian Gulf War veteran. Vallieres received a BA in Fine Arts from Notre Dame College in Manchester, New Hampshire, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Spirit of […]

January 04

The Marketeers Club: I Don’t Like Whiskey but I like this Author

Rosemary Vestal is the publicity manager for UNP. She doesn’t drink whiskey but will happily read about it while drinking a Malbec.   The New York Times recently published an article called “A Golden Age for American Whiskey Writers” about the talented people writing about whiskey and the growing number of books written by those […]

December 29

Excerpt: The Prometheus Bomb

The following is an excerpt from The Prometheus Bomb: The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark (Potomac Books, December 2016) by Neil J. Sullivan. Sullivan is a professor in the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College–City University of New York.  From the Introduction E=mc2 in the hands of Adolph Hitler. […]

December 14

Excerpt: Eyewitness to Chaos

The following is an excerpt from Eyewitness to Chaos: Personal Accounts of the Intervention in Haiti, 1994 (Potomac Books, December 2016). Kretchik is professor emeritus of history at Western Illinois University. He is the author of U.S. Army Doctrine: From the American Revolution to the War on Terror. From the Introduction From September 19, 1994, to March 31, 1995, the […]

November 16

Excerpt: Haters

The following is an excerpt from Haters: Harassment, Abuse, and Violence Online (Potomac Books, 2016) by Bailey Poland. Poland is a writer, feminist, and activist, as well as the creator of the literary journal Leaves and Flowers; she is a regular contributor to numerous print and online journals, including Line Zero. From Chapter 4: The Burden of Cybersexism Each day […]

November 11

From the Desk of Tracy Crow: Everyone Has a Story #VeteransDay

The following is a post from Tracy Crow, author of Eyes Right: Confessions from a Woman Marine (Nebraska, 2012) and Red, White, and True: Stories from Veterans and Families, World War II to Present (Potomac Books, 2014), and editor of On Point: A Guide to Writing the Military Story (Potomac Books, 2015) and It’s My Country Too: Women’s Military Stories from the American Revolution to […]