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Bury Him by Capt. Doug Chamberlain - Book Tour + Giveaway



Join us for this tour from April 13 to May 1, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Bury Him: A Memoir of the Viet Nam War by Captain Doug Chamberlain

Category:  Non-Fiction (18 +),  348 pages

Genre:  Memoir, Biographies of the Marines

Publisher:  Love the West Publications LLC

Release date:   November 2019

Content Rating:  PG + M: Some scenes of the war, no bad language, no sex.


“...His book recounts his agonized response to a direct order to 'bury' the remains of a fallen Marine in Vietnam...”

—John E. Brown, III

Past president of JBU, and former AR State Senator





Book Description:


In this frank, engaging 
memoir, Captain Chamberlain chronicles the missions, personal courage 
and sacrifice of the Marines he was privileged to command; painfully 
recalls the unspeakable order he and his Marines were forced to obey; 
and the cover-up which followed. Nearly four decades later, Captain 
Chamberlain makes right what was wrong; brings closure to the family of a
fallen and abandoned warrior; and attempts to put to rest the guilt 
which plagued his military career and life. Unlike most books on the 
Viet Nam War, this book is written at a tactical level by a Marine 
Company Commander who was there.


 

Guest Post
“The Effort”
I believe the condition of “writer’s block” is psychological in nature.  Even the most focused writer can be distracted.  I would compare it to the inability of an artist to bring out meaning in a portrait or the musician that is unable to create melody and rhythm to match the lyrics of a song.  For me, I am able to write meaningfully only when I am insulated from distractions of people, sounds, or pending responsibilities for which there is a timeline. The environment needs to be quiet, somewhat secluded, and where I can freely move around.  Part of it in this particular book, was the need for me to deal with the emotional wounds that, even after these many years, are ever present.  I didn’t deal with writer’s block as much as I did the recall of the horrors of war and the guilt I deal with every day concerning the central issue of the book.
There is great pride in being the author whose finished book encompasses your “blood, sweat, and tears”.  Success to me is not how many copies of my effort has been or may be sold, but rather to realize that just one reader has had a meaningful, thought provoking, emotional experience as a result of the product of my labor…the conveying of the true meaning of my convictions expressed in my writings.  In this book, my emotional involvement was always somber because of the subject matter, and the re-examination of my actual personal involvement.
Financial considerations were the force behind the self-publishing pursuit.  In my isolation in rural Wyoming, I did not have ready accessibility to the many facets of the process that are necessary.  However, networking within the military community and the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) provided me with excellent services.  Meeting those many individuals who did and are assisting me has been one of the pleasures of my life.  It has reinforced my belief that seasoned professionals are invaluable, some more so than others.  Personally, I could not have found any better group of caring individuals.  However, marketing is a tedious, time consuming task that is more difficult than the writing.  I had a difficult time believing that initially.


Meet the Author:




Doug Chamberlain, the 
grandson of homesteaders in eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska, grew 
up with the "country values" instilled in him in the rural environment 
of a very small community. Even though there were only 10 students in 
his high school graduating class, several of his classmates pursued 
careers, public service, and military service that took them to various 
locations around the world. His rural values and the foundational 
reinforcement of those values at the University of Wyoming and John 
Brown University proved to be tested in their entirety when he became a 
Marine Infantry Officer in the Viet Nam War. His life changing 
experiences in that war proved to haunt him during his search to solve a
mystery that spanned 50 years...and Bury Him details the sordid facts 
and the horrible truth that had eluded him.


Connect with the author:    website ~ facebook


 
Tour Schedule:

Apr 13 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway

Apr 13 - Adventurous Jessy – book spotlight / giveaway

Apr 14 – T's Stuff – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Apr 14 - Books,Dreams,Life  - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Apr 15 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Apr 15 - Over Coffee Conversations – book review / guest post / giveaway

Apr 16 – Books and Zebras – book review / giveaway

Apr 17 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway

Apr 20 – Svetlana's reads and views – book review

Apr 21 – @momfluenster – book spotlight / giveaway

Apr 22 – Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / giveaway

Apr 22 - Olio By Marilyn – book review / author interview / giveaway

Apr 23 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway

Apr 23 - Cheryl's Book Nook – book review / giveaway

Apr 24 –fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway

Apr 27 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Apr 27 – michellemengsbookblog – book review / giveaway

Apr 28 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway

Apr 29 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway

Apr 29 - Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway

Apr 30 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway

May 1 – The avid Reader – book spotlight / giveaway


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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this great guest post and the information about this wonderful and thought-provoking memoir.

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