An Award-Winning Memoir
I was honored to work with Herbert Greer and his son Ron on this book, and to have had the opportunity of bringing Herb’s story to life through his wartime diary, kept when he was just a young man of nineteen. I had the pleasure of interviewing him in his home in Arkansas a few years before he died.
Fire from the Sky won silver medal for best military memoir of 2005 awarded by the Military Writer’s Society of America (http://www.militarywriters.com/). It is the story of a radio operator, S/Sgt Herbert L Greer, who flew twenty-eight missions over Japan. Fire from the Sky is written with an immediacy that can only be captured by those who were there. It tells the compelling story of America’s brave B-29 aircrews and captures for posterity the details of their bravery and the dignity of their sacrifice.
I helped with the research for this book, building on all the hard work Ron Greer had already done. A friend of mine came up with the evocative title and I handled the book from conceptualization, writing, design, through to delivery of printed books. Originally published in hardcover, Fire From the Sky is now available in softcover on Ron Greer’s website.
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