The extraordinary true story of Fahdi Matti, a young Iraqi translator, who served as an interpreter for the U.S. military throughout the course of the Iraq War. In his own words, Fahdi recounts his experiences of going from life as a twenty-one-year-old, upper-middle-class student at the University of Baghdad to being recruited right off his neighborhood street to serve as an interpreter for a U.S. Army unit just days after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime.
Over the next three years, Fahdi goes on to translate for U.S. drill sergeants training new Iraqi Army recruits in Ramadi, serves alongside the Marines during the Battle of Fallujah, and eventually lands a position as a linguist with Iraq’s newly formed national intelligence agency in Baghdad. Along the way, he suffers combat injuries, faces the challenges of integrating with American military members while living on U.S. bases, and eventually falls in love with an American service member. A de facto prequel to Matti’s Iraq War memoir, A Foreign Affair, Voicing the Eagle is a unique, firsthand perspective on one of the United States’ most controversial foreign conflicts.
Amanda Matti holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Wilmington College of Ohio and is currently pursuing a Master’s in International Relations. She began a career in journalism following her separation from the military in 2006 and returned to the Middle East where she documented the lives and experiences of Iraqi and Lebanese refugees living in Jordan who escaped the turmoil in their respective countries. Her memoir, A Foreign Affair, chronicles her voluntary deployment to Iraq, falling in love and working with Fahdi, their subsequent fabricated false charges of espionage and treason, and how faith, hope, and Love conquer all. Voicing the Eagle is Fahdi’s harrowing, heroic, and patriotic journey leading up to his meeting Amanda, now his wife and mother of his two beautiful daughters.
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Lin Waterhouse will be signing her new book, The Ghost of Timmy Wahl: Eternal Secrets at Hunter’s Mill Saturday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. @ Aid’s Ozark Bookshop on the Historic West Plains Square http://www.dtantiques.com/book-shop
Bookshop – Downtown Antiques
The Ozarks bookshop is located on the mezzanine of Downtown Antiques. It features books on the Ozarks and books by local authors. We feature many used books by authors such as Vance Randolph. We will search for books you want to add to your library. Call Toney at 417-256-6487 DTANTIQUES.COM
Flynn at Dragon Con!
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John L. Flynn gives his first-hand account of his adventure at the 2017 Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia! Flynn is the author of Everything I Know About Life I Learned from James Bond and Future Prime: Top Ten Science Fiction Films ( Library Tales Publishing and co-authored with Bob Blackwood), The Kate Dawson series Intimate Bondage (BelleBooks), Architects of Armageddon, Murder on Air Force One, and Terror at G-20 (2017) are published by Argus Publishing. Once you read one, you must have them all. John Flynn is represented by Loiacono Literary Agency.
Everything went smoothly. I flew into Atlanta on Thursday night, and hit the ground running on Friday morning when the convention opened. I had two panels on Friday, one on James Bond and one on the top Science Fiction films. I stayed after on each panel and signed/sold books to fans based upon what I had said during the panels. My degree of expertise was more than on display there. I was in the Dragon Con parade on Saturday morning with a group of James Bond fans, marching behind Bond girl Trina Parks who road in a convertible. I met Trina last year. She played Thumper in Diamonds Are Forever. Sunday morning, I had an autograph session, and sold nearly all of my books there, including copies of Intimate Bondage from Bellbridge. In the afternoon, another James Bond panel, and sold out completely on the Bond book. In the evening, I was on an X-track panel for The X-Files, and sold my few remaining copies of Murder on Air Force One. For the last couple of years, I’ve spoken on the X-track about the Truman documents, the Military-Industrial Complex and the Roswell crash, and of course those are featured in the story of Murder on Air Force One. People remembered my talks and asked to buy copies of the book. Another panel on Monday morning, and I sold more books. I returned home with just three books, and when I started out, I had a filled bag of luggage with 48 books. An excellent weekend for selling and promoting. I’ll need to get restocked prior to the Miami Book Fair in November. But I was very pleased to have the books on hand to sell to my avid readers. Overall, a very good weekend. Dragon Con is my favorite convention!
Ozark County Times’s article about The Ghost of Timmy Wahl: Eternal Secrets at Hunter’s Mill by Lin Waterhouse! Lin Waterhouse’s latest release, The Ghost of Timmy Wahl, is the second in the Hunter’s Mill mysteries set in the Ozarks; the first being Bred to the Bone: Deadly Secrets at Hunter’s Mill and both are published by Argus Publishing. Having been to Hodgon’s Mill (of the still-available-for-purchase flour named thereafter), it makes these two novels much more believable.
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One minute those young people were having the time of their lives, and the next they were no more. All of Lin Waterhouse’s books may be found online at the many outlets (Amazon, B&N, BAM, etc.) and in many bookstores. Nike Roshe One Represented by Jeanie Loiacono, Loiacono Literary Agency The Ghost of Timmy Wahl and Judson Warden and his dog.
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