Doug Stanton

Doug Stanton is a journalist, lecturer, screenwriter, and author of the New York Times bestsellers In Harm’s Way and Horse Soldiers. Horse Soldiers is the basis for a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced movie by the same name, starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon, to be released by Warner Bros. in 2018. In Harm’s Way, the definitive account of the sinking, rescue, and valor of the USS Indianapolis crew, spent more than six months on the New York Times bestseller list and became required reading on the U.S. Navy's reading list for officers. The unabridged audiobook edition of  In Harm’s Way is the winner of the 2017 Audie Award in the History category. Horse Soldiers was featured on the front page of the Sunday New York Times Book Review.

The Odyssey of Echo Company
The 1968 Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle to Survive the Vietnam War

Horse Soldiers
The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan

In Harm's Way
The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors

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An Evening with Doug Stanton

An Evening with Doug Stanton

September 17, 2017,  7 pm
City Opera House, Traverse City
Guest host: Colin Harrison
Event Sponsor: Chemical Bank 

Doors open at 6 pm with live music, cash bar and Morsels sweet treats. Q & A and book signing post event.

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This past week I was on stage at the Traverse City Opera House speaking to my editor Colin Harrison about my new book, The Odyssey of Echo Company. We talked for an hour to a room filled with 600 people, and when we finished I was approached by veterans wanting to tell me their own stories.

I thought of the stories of the people in this book as a survival story. It's a story about people trying to make the right decisions at some of the hardest moments. It's a story about your uncle, your grandfather, your brother, your dad, and what he and others went through during this moment we call the Vietnam War, but which back then just seemed the most divided time in America. I was less interested in the question, "How did you feel about the Vietnam War?" than I was, "How did the war make you feel? How did you come home?"

Please tag someone you know who was affected by this war or any other war and let them tell their stories in the comments.

It's time to listen.
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You are absolutely right. Last night I visited with a book club discussing my book "The Lost Submarine.". They wanted to talk about their fathers' experiences in WWII. I suggested that one month, instead of reviewing a book, they write about and share their stories. They loved the idea. Everyone has a story!

Tom Nixon

Horizon Books - Traverse City
Doug W. Stanton's THE ODYSSEY OF ECHO COMPANY is available today!! Doug came by and signed a couple hundred copies just for us... and they're going out the door fast!
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Horizon Books - Traverse City


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I get dizzy watching this.

This is so cool!!

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