A liberal member of the National Rifle Association, Souter tracks the history of military firearms, handgun bans, shooting sports, and the ongoing controversy over gun ownership. Merchant seaman, security guard, detective agency officer, artist, international photojournalist, film maker, video and television producer, director and writer mark some of the career paths of author Gerry Souter during a long life of world travel and adventures. With the help of his wife, Janet, he has written 50 books. His enjoyment of shooting sports, journalism and travel gives the ring of truth to his writing.
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The amazing story of U.S. soldiers marching through the New Guinea jungle during World War II. This was a Book of the Month and a History Book of the Month. Campbell received the RR Donnelley Award for 2008 for this book.
"Lynda and Jim O'Connor have coordinated local and regional media efforts for two of my award-winning books. They are creative, hard working and know the kinds of storylines that the media want. O'Connor Communications is, simply put, exceptionally good at what they do."
- James Campbell
The battle for Saipan in 1944 was an important victory, but it came at a high price. Around the same time, an ammunition depot near San Francisco exploded, killing the predominantly African-American sailors loading munition ships. The survivors refused to handle munitions again, launching a mutiny trial that stoked the civil rights movement.
(Little, Brown and Company)
This narrative recounts the experiences of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a brutal two-month journey through the bone-dry heart of the Sahara. The story was made into a documentary for The History Channel.
"Lynda O'Connor is a tireless promoter for her clients. She comes up with practical PR plans, rolls up her sleeves, and gets results. I was highly impressed at the number of press articles she was able to produce for me nationwide."
- Dean King
(Little, Brown and Company)
In 1934, the Chinese Communist Army, led by Mao Zedong, fled 4,000 miles across China to avoid annihilation by the Nationalist soldiers. Unbound is the story of the strength, bravery and loyalty of the 30 women who accompanied the 86,000 soldiers and endured harsh conditions and attacks. Nine out of every ten soldiers perished, but the women survived and eventually held prominent positions.
A unique guide to 50 battlefields from the medieval period to modern times, all within a short driving distance from Paris or Calais. Includes photographs, maps, driving instructions, and historical information.
"O'Connor Communications gets results! Jim and Lynda quickly and proficiently understood our target markets and how to contact the important outlets in them. Within weeks of starting a relationship with O'Connor Communications, Fields of War was getting visibility with travel, military, and news organizations across the country. We were delighted with the radio and television interviews, book reviews, and electronic media mentions."
- Robert Mueller
After attending a re-creation of Buddy Holly's last performance, Gary Moore began a personal journey to discover more about Buddy, his music, his influence, and his continuing popularity. Gary is also the author of Playing with the Enemy, winner of the 2006 Military Writers Society of America Book of the Year. It is currently being made into a major motion picture by Academy Award winning producer, Gerald Molen. Gary is also a contributing author for Chicken Soup for the Father & Son Soul. His newest book, The Final Service, will be released in 2015.
"Working with Lynda and Jim O'Connor of O'Connor Communications was an exciting and worthwhile experience. They were able to get us the attention we needed and the exposure we could only dream of. I could not be more pleased and highly recommend Lynda and Jim."
- Gary W. Moore
(History Publishing Company)
A collection of quotes from every president from Washington to Obama.
"Lynda and Jim are jewels in the PR business. They know the industry well, are very hardworking, and will go the extra mile for their clients. If I had any concerns I could call them any hour, day or night. At the end of it all, aside from getting me some great press articles, I realized they were family that I could depend on."
- Pierce Word
The story of how the Kennedy family's small wooden sailboat and their love of the sea bonded generations of the famous family and helped shape history.
"To promote a book and its author, Jim and Lynda O'Connor give it everything they have and work every angle they can. Every media contact is followed up with phone calls, press releases, book deliveries and more phone calls. I had multiple TV, radio and print interviews, good reviews for Victura and invitations to talk about my book. Two thumbs enthusiastically up."
- Jim Graham
(Windy City Media Group)
A comprehensive look at the straight media's coverage of gays, longtime gay newspapers, and gay marketing history plus interviews and essays by prominent journalists. Tracy Baim, the founder, publisher and executive editor of Windy City Times, has won many awards for journalism and for fostering understanding and acceptance of the gay, lesbian and transgender communities.
Poems and interviewers with ordinary Black people on the election of Barack Obama.
True stories of American soldiers and their military working dogs serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan.