Continuing my excursion into the 21st century, I now have an actual website. Check it out at www.douglaswjacobson.com
a bit about the book
Watch the Video!
The book is available to the trade by Independent Publisher's Group.
Night of Flames now available at all bookstores
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Good news sometimes comes mixed with tragic news. I was just informed that my second historical novel, THE DARK AND SILENT, has been accepted for publication. The book focuses on the brutal murders of twenty thousand Polish officers at the hands of the Soviet NKVD in April, 1940, and the ensuing cover-up. Then, just a day later, the world was shocked to learn of the plane crash and tragic loss of Poland's government officials. The plane crashed near Smolensk, Russia and the Katyn forest, the same location where the Polish officers were murdered 70 years ago.
In 1940, The government of the Soviet Union secretly ordered the murders in an attempt to eradicate the elite of Polish society. The Soviets denied any involvement in the Katyn massacre for over fifty years, until the 1990's when then Soviet President Boris Yeltsin revealed the secret order signed by Joseph Stalin authorizing the murders. In yesterday's plane crash - 70 years later - more than eighty of Poland's top government officials and military leaders died in the exact same location.
Posted by DWJ at 8:35 AM
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
In honor of veterans everywhere, one of the most memorable war poems ever written . . .
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hand we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields
- Lt. Colonel John McCrae, MD
To veterans everywhere - Thank you for your service.
Posted by DWJ at 8:06 AM
Monday, October 26, 2009
Due to the wonders of virtual book tours and the entuhiasm of one of the bloggers, the story of the Comet Line was recently published in the CHICAGO SUN TIMES. It's a great tribute to the brave people of the Comet Line who risked their lives for freedom and one of my greatest inspirations in writing. Check out the link.
Posted by DWJ at 8:36 AM
Friday, September 25, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
The NIGHT OF FLAMES book tour begins week three. here are the tour stopes for each day.
Monday 9/14, My Reading Room
Tuesday 9/15, Miss remmer's Review
Wednesday 9/16, You've GOTTA Read This
Thursday 9/17, Paperback Writer
Friday 0/18, The Book Connection
Posted by DWJ at 8:39 AM