New Non-fiction Kindle project completed

Way back in 2001, while I was living and working in Israel, I published several essays and articles in local newspapers and a few PoliSci web sites. These pieces ran from a thousand to ten thousand words and covered such diverse subjects as the structure of the Israeli government,  the political machinations of Shimon Peres, Clauswitz on war, asymmetrical warfare, the history and structure of terror groups and tactical and strategic targets of terror attacks in the U.S..

I just gave them a review last week and was astonished to find how much relevance they still held for today. So I have published them in a collection and added an introduction and an afterward to each piece, and then bookended the whole thing with a proper Introduction and Postscript to wrap things up.

All in all the work is less than 60 pages, and will only be available for the Kindle.  You can take a look at it by clicking on this link:

I am working on a book-length review of the history and structure of Muslim terror groups, but it will not be available until some time next year. I still have to complete “Lonesome Cove” and see to the publishing of “Twisted Key”.

Have a good weekend.

About Gary Showalter

Gary Showalter was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He lived in Aruba, Florida and the Panama Canal Zone before joining the U.S. Army during the 1960s. Following his discharge from the Army, Mr. Showalter picked cotton in East Texas, baled hay in Ardmore Oklahoma, sold light bulbs in Los Angeles, California, and built cattle pens in Fallon, Nevada (during a blizzard, of course). After settling in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Showalter worked as a professional gardener before turning his hand to furniture making. In 1981, he moved to Israel, married, and raised four children while working as a furniture maker, silversmith, goldsmith, and ornamental wood turner. He served in the Israel Defense Forces Reserves for sixteen years, and when not on active duty he worked in government and private security. He has also served in senior management positions in two software development companies in Israel. During his time in Israel, Mr. Showalter published articles dealing with international terror and the Israel-Arab conflict in the Jerusalem Post, Israel national News and several political science web sites. Mr. Showalter returned to the United States in the fall of 2003, to care for an elderly parent. He published his first novel, “The Big Bend”, in the fall of 2008. His second novel, “Hog Valley”, is now in print. Mr. Showalter's third novel, “Twisted Key”, was published in the fall of 2011, and his fourth novel, "Lonesome Cove" is now available in Kindle format and should be published in paper near the end of 2012. Those words were written a few years ago. Frankly speaking, the literary well has dried up. I now live in Dunnellon, Fl, where I amworking as the caretaker on a horse farm and looking to build a workshop here on the property where I can get back to building furniture. With any luck I will be sinking piers some time early in November and hope to have the floor joists ready for flooring by the end of the month. I'll get back to you on that.
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