Dr. Robert Greer

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Best selling thriller writer Don Brown recently sat down with Capt. Jerry Yellin, now 93 years old, to write about and tell the story of the final combat mission of World War II. A mission that took place nine days after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima August 6th, 1945.

On August 14th, 1945 Lt. Yellin and his wing man Lt. Philip Schlamberg took off from Hiroshima to bomb Tokyo. Unknown to Yellin by the time he returned from their mission the war was officially over.

Dr. Robert Greer reviews The Gatekeepers

Jan 9, 2018

It’s often been said that the St. Peters of the world control the comings and goings of not just eternity, but they also control power. In his book “The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency," Chris Whipple makes it clear that the White House Gatekeepers control not only access to the president, but they also clearly help define the presidents governing agenda.

Given the recent wrangling and consternation over the 2016 Presidential Election, I decided to go back and review just who scholars and historians consider to be the top 10 of our 45 U.S. Presidents. After looking at the list, I found Andrew Jackson ranked 9th highest among our past presidents. I decided to read about Jackson, since his name came up so often during the political debates surrounding the last election.

The Vietnam War currently airing on PBS caused me to go back and re-read a favorite memoir In Pharaoh’s Army: Memories of the Lost War by Tobias Wolff. Considered by many to be second only to Tim O’Brian’s celebrated Vietnam memoir “The Things they carried.

Wolff's semi auto biographical personal account of the war is more than a worthy and intriguing second banana. Published in 1994 the book chronicles Wolff's experiences as a U.S. Army first lieutenant and special forces member assigned as an advisor to a south Vietnamese unit. 

Where does one go to learn life lessons? Where else but The Twilight Zone, says Mark Dawidziak in his immensely entertaining book “Everything I Need to Know I Learned in The Twilight Zone: A Fifth-Dimension Guide to Life”.

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