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Justice at Dachau by Joshua M. GreeneJustice at Dachau by Joshua M. Greene

Thanks to Jill Nuppenau of Ankerwycke Publishing, I am giving away one print copy of Justice at Dachau by Joshua M. Greene.

Description of Justice at Dachau by Joshua M. Greene

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the Dachau trials, the single largest yet least-known series of war crimes trials in history. Bestselling  and award winning biographer Joshua M. Greene (Witness: Voices from the Holocaust, Here Comes the Sun, Swami in a Strange Land) has written the definitive account of the trials as seen through the eyes of the chief prosecutor. Col. Bill Denson, a humble lawyer from Alabama, had no experience of war, yet he succeeded in winning due process verdicts against the operators of Hitler’s concentration camps–and nearly lost his life in the process.

In a makeshift courtroom set up inside Hitler’s first concentration camp, Denson was charged with building a team from lawyers who had no background in war crimes and determining charges for crimes that courts had never before confirmed. Among the accused were Dr. Klaus Schilling, responsible for hundreds of deaths in his “research” for a cure for malaria; Edwin Katzen-Ellenbogen, a Harvard psychologist turned Gestapo informant; and one of history’s most notorious female war criminals, Ilse Koch, “Bitch of Buchenwald,” whose penchant for tattooed skins and human bone lamps made headlines worldwide.

Denson, just 32 years old, with one criminal trial to his name, led a brilliant and successful prosecution, but nearly two years of exposure to such horrors took its toll. His wife divorced him, his weight dropped to 116 pounds, and he collapsed from exhaustion. Worst of all was the pressure from his army superiors to bring the trials to a rapid end when their agenda shifted away from punishing Nazis to winning the Germans’ support in the emerging Cold War. Denson persevered, determined to create a careful record of responsibility for the crimes of the Holocaust. When, in a final shocking twist, the United States used clandestine reversals and commutation of sentences to set free those found guilty at Dachau, Denson risked his army career to try to prevent justice from being undone.

Originally published in hardcover by Random House in 2001, this is the first time Justice at Dachau is available in paperback.

About Joshua M. GreeneJustice at Dachau by Joshua M. Greene

The New York Times described Joshua M. Greene as “a storyteller…who traces journeys to enlightenment.” In 1982, after living thirteen years in the ashrams of India and Europe, he returned to his native New York City and produced a series of Emmy award-nominated children’s films for The Disney Channel and PBS. In 1995, he became Director of Programming for Cablevision, the nation’s fifth largest cable provider.

From 1999 to 2002 he served as Senior Vice President at Ruder Finn, New York’s largest public relations firm, where he advised faith communities on their role in peacekeeping initiatives. In 2000, Mr. Greene was appointed Director of Strategic Planning for the United States Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders. That year, his book Witness: Voices from the Holocaust was produced as a feature film for PBS.

His next book, Justice at Dachau, revealed the story of the largest yet least known series of war crimes trials in history. His editorials on tribunals in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay appeared in the Los Angeles Times and the International Herald Tribune. Mr. Greene is a frequent lecturer and has spoken at the Pentagon, the World Economic Forum, the New York Public Library Distinguished Author series, and numerous universities. He serves on the boards of several non-profits and provides volunteer family meditation services.

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War Torn by Kenneth E. MillerWar Torn: Stories of Courage, Love, and Resilience by Kenneth E. Miller

Publisher:  Larson Publications (October 17, 2016)
Category: Non-Fiction, PTSD, Current Events/World Affairs, Political Science: Genocide and War Crimes
Tour Date: Oct and Nov, 2016
ISBN: 978-1936012787
Available in: Print,  296 Pages
War Torn

With some 200 million people in more than forty countries affected by armed conflict or genocide, refugees are appearing in record numbers. War Torn is timely in how it brings us intimately into the lives of civilians who have survived wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Guatemala, and Sri Lanka.

Alongside stories that convey intimately the destruction and heartbreak of armed conflict, Miller captures the courage and resilience he calls “a remarkable kind of light,” an essential counterpoint to the grief and trauma that war creates. The stories in War Torn are powerful, heart-wrenching, and unforgettable.

My Thoughts War Torn by Kenneth E. Miller

When someone hears the term PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), most think of soldiers who were on the battle field. However, it also affects victims of war, violence, rape etc (any trauma).  Kenneth Miller examines all of these issues in ‘War Torn’. 

Ken traveled to Guatemala to help evaluate a mental health intervention designed for indigenous children. He didn’t really find much there so there wasn’t a lot to actually evaluate.  He covers the history of war, genocide, and poverty of indigenous people. He found it hard to set up mental health programs for various reasons. He also traveled to Mexico and other countries with violet histories as well.

So, you are probably thinking that ‘War Torn’ is a depressing book with little hope.  That is not the case.  Yes, some of it is depressing.  How can it not be, reading about people’s situations with war, violence, loss, etc? You would have to be heartless.  However, also buried between the covers are pearls of hope, wisdom, humor, and resilience.

‘War Torn’ should be required reading for high school.  I know some parents want to shelter their teenagers from these realities but I think it is important to educate them on this issue.  They are the future and will have to continue to deal with and hopefully learn how to prevent the devastation so many people have had to endure.

‘War Torn’ is hard to put down and riveting, it read very fast. Kenneth Miller tells of his discoveries in a way that is not preachy.  His writing style is excellent and he really draws you in.  Highly recommended!

I received the ebook version for my honest review.


About Kenneth E. MillerWar Torn by Kenneth E. Miller

An international expert on the impact of armed conflict on civilians, psychologist Kenneth E. Miller has been working with war-affected communities since 1991 as a researcher, clinician, organizational consultant, and filmmaker. A professor of clinical and community psychology for much of his career (San Francisco State University, Pomona College), in 2015 he joined the Dutch NGO War Child Holland and is currently based in Amsterdam.

Blog: https://drkenmiller.wordpress.com/

Website: www.kennethemiller.com

Twitter: @kennethemiller

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kennethemiller01

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Perspectives on Type 2 Diabetes by Zeena Nackerdien:

Zeena Nackerdien

Publisher: Create Space (April 20,  2015)
CategoryNon-Fiction,  Health, Type 2 Diabetes, HIV, TB, Patient Empowerment
Tour Dates: October/November, 2015
ISBN: 978-1511734837
Available in: Print & ebook,  41 Pages

The rising socioeconomic toll of diabetes, in particular the Type 2 form of the disease, is reverberating around the world. A disease that has sporadically plagued mankind for centuries seems to have increased in prevalence in tandem with rapid economic transitions, notably in countries with the highest number of diabetics such as China and the USA.

This resource guide is comprised of information about diabetes in those countries as well as in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Africa. In addition, the latest antidiabetic therapies and infectious comorbidities associated with the disease are discussed in separate chapters. Scattered throughout the guide are fictional scenarios about challenges diabetics and their doctors might face in individualizing recommended management algorithms.

My Thoughts on Perspectives on Type 2 Diabetes by Zeena Nackerdien:


In the beginning of this book Zeena Nackerdien gives us perspective on how prevalent Type 2 Diabetes is in many different countries and continents including the U.S., China, the Middle East, and Africa. According to the American Diabetes Association, there are “29.1 million people who have diabetes” and there are many who don’t even know it.  Nackerdien also sites that “China has 96 million, India 66.8 million, and Africa 21 million.” 

Included in the short book is hope.  For people who have use of smart phones there are several apps that can help people make wiser food choices.  I know that my sister uses one because whenever I go to Minnesota to visit family, I see her use it.  In fact, when her and I go out she tells me how many calories is in just about everything we see.  LOL!  When she knows she skips all of her meals but the one.  It has been working for her for a few years now.  She has dropped a lot of weight and is totally off insulin.  

Nackerdien has also discussed newer science that is helping doctors and families find out how pre-disposed they are to diabetes.  If you know that you are at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes, you can start making wiser food decisions.  There are also support groups that can help.

There are several signs you can watch for that may give you a clue that you may be diabetic.  Some include “increased urination, increased thirst, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, increased hunger, and sores that do not heal.” If you have any of these symptoms, you should talk with your doctor.  There are blood tests to diagnose if you have diabetes.  If you live in a western country, you most likely have easy access to all that I have mentioned.  It is much harder in other places like India and Africa.

This book and its companion ‘HIV/TB/Diabetes Resource Kit’ packs a lot of information into a short number of pages.  Some of it is aimed a bit more towards professionals and more of it is aimed at everyone else.  Most of it is easy to understand and gives many helpful suggestions to people who may have a disposition to or already have type 2 diabetes. This book is so empowering!!  In my opinion, ‘Perspectives On Type 2 Diabetes is a must read for anyone who is at risk for getting type 2 diabetes or those who have already been diagnosed as having it!


I received the ebook for my honest review.

Zeena NackerdienHIV/TB/Diabetes Resource Kit by Zeena Nackerdien:

Publisher: Create Space (April 23,  2015)
CategoryNon-Fiction,  Health, Type 2 Diabetes, HIV, TB, Patient Empowerment
Tour Dates: October/November, 2015
ISBN: 978-1511864060
Available in: ebook,  35 Pages

Who are the groups likely to be in the frontlines of either administering or receiving anti-HIV/AIDS-containing treatments for this disease and any associated comorbidities? The answer is frontline healthcare professionals, lay educators, and patients, especially in high-disease burden countries such as South Africa. While the reinvigorated national response to HIV/AIDS underscores the country’s commitment to the health crisis, the socioeconomic costs are likely to have a lasting impact on its citizens.

I have compiled a resource kit outlining some of the challenges faced in the treatment of patients with HIV, TB, and diabetes. In addition, the kit contains disease management and prevention tips suited for discussions with healthcare professionals, particularly in resource-poor settings.

About Zeena Nackerdien:Zeena Nackerdien

Zeena Nackerdien is a dual US and South African citizen. She obtained a PhD degree in Biochemistry from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Zeena has been a research chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Maryland and a senior research associate at The Rockefeller University in New York.

She is the author of several publications in scientific journals and two poetry collections, “Mist Over Peace” and “Scatterlings.” As a scientist turned patient advocate and writer, she is intensely interested in building relationships with people from different cultures through story-telling and education. Zeena currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Website: http://www.heroinenextdoor.com/
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