Posted in: Fiction History Issues

S2 E10 – Kenneth James Moore: Pieces of Wood. Exposing WWII Atrocities Against Women

If we do not learn, or know enough about history, perhaps we will repeat mistakes of the past. In an era when history has been oversimplified, much of the important events and lessons are forgotten or completely ignored. Such is the case with the atrocities committed against women by the Imperial Japanese before and during World War II. Kevin James Moore tells the story about the regime’s “Comfort Women” in his new novel, Pieces of Wood.

Kenneth James Moore was researching the whereabouts of his World War II hero uncle who died during the battles in the Pacific Ocean between US and Japanese forces. While tracking down the events of his uncle’s service and death, Moore uncovered information about how women were taken from poor villages in Japan and the nations it occupied then brought to any one of a series of facilities to be used as “Comfort Women” to be brutalized and used as sexual slaves by Imperial Soldiers. Moore turned this information into the informative and intriguing novel designed to tell us what schools and much of the media eschewed.

When one is seeking answers regarding World War II in the Pacific, it is virtually impossible to avoid uncovering Imperial Japanese atrocities,” says Moore. “I was looking for data regarding my uncle’s plane. I initially had no intention of writing a novel focused on violence against women. Though that subject has haunted me the vast majority of my adult life, it wasn’t until happening upon the ‘ovens’ that the need to write such a work imploded across every measure of my being.”

Kenneth James Moore was born in 1949 in Tacoma, Washington. He graduated from Arizona State University and continued his education as a graduate student at Georgetown University. Political science and international relations were his calling.

Mentored by a former professor who was a Cold War counter-intelligence officer, Ken spent a year long stint as a volunteer alongside Admiral Bobby Inman, the Director of the National Security Agency during its reconstruction phase. Ken and his wife Patricia moved to Southern California, where Ken worked at Beverly Hills Securities as a commercial loan officer. He quickly moved to the investment banking side of the house and was able to retire at 45.

In 1994, Ken was the victim of a horrific automobile accident. Rehabilitation consumed every moment of the next four years as he relearned how to talk, walk, and swallow solid foods.

Ken was haunted by a promise he had made to his mother at age seven, pledging to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of her youngest brother during WWII, Lt. Billy Weber, a B-29 Bomber pilot. His journey to the Pacific theater lead him to write the books The Hunt for the Life of Riley and Pieces of Wood. Learn more about Ken at www.kennethjamesmoore.com.

S2 E09 – Julie Willis: Conceal Reveal

Did you know the U.S. Military’s technical and defensive capabilities are not exactly up to the level it should be? Why would that be? Did you also know there are a lot of business opportunities for entrepreneurs to work with the Defense Department?
This week on Book Spectrum, Julie Willis, CEO of DEFIANT Communication and author of Conceal Reveal: The Space between Entrepreneurs and the Defense Industry, discusses both aspects of military contracting: the opportunities and where national defense is lacking when it should not be,
Willis reveals the dysfunctionality of military modernization and the environment built around it, why we should be more advanced, tech-wise, than we are and potential openness to espionage.

In the book, you will find out:
What is blocking the disruptive technology our warfighters need to protect and defend our country
The true cost of research and development
How you can contribute to the success of our military in 2028 (and beyond)
How DEFIANT Communication pivoted to serve the community of disruptors at the heart of defense innovation

Julie Willis is an entrepreneur, longtime military contractor and CEO of DEFIANT Communication. Find out more about Julie on her website: https://www.defiantcomms.com/
To pick up Julie’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Conceal-Reveal-between-Entrepreneurs-Industry-ebook/dp/B08Q3H57WR

S01-E08 – Dr Richard Ruhling: Health, Happiness & Destiny Come From Wise Choices

This week on #Book Spectrum, we talk health with Holistic Health Dr. Richard Ruhling, a physician who took public health to serve in Africa but ended up teaching at Loma Linda University where he discovered proper eating can reverse most diseases. He is the author of Health, Happiness & Destiny Come From Wise Choices. Dr. Ruhling talks about one of the leading killers of Americans: prescription drugs, the pharmaceutical industry’s desire to keep consistent clients over finding cures and how to take better care of yourself through wise diet choices.
Dr. Ruhling also discusses the merits and mistakes with the current conventional wisdom about the COVID-19 pandemic, steps to take toward preventing yourself from being afflicted by the coronavirus and what you will want to do if you think you have symptoms.
Our conversation will be available later this week during our next Book Spectrum episode.

Buy the book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WyAJ3n

Find out more about the book and our show on http://www.bookspectrum.com

Posted in: Economy Issues

S01-E02 – Martin Lowy on his book "Capitalism For Democrats: Why We Need It"

Political #centrist, attorney and #entrepreneur Martin Lowy presents the moral relevance of capitalism and why it’s crucial for Americans to embrace it in his new book, “Capitalism for Democrats: Why This Country Needs It.”
Could this concise, well-written, easy-to-understand book could unite our country?
Despite the fake news, fighting politicians, and personal agendas, Lowy’s common-sense capitalism that embraces both necessary regulation and the supremacy of the consumer appeals to conservatives and liberals alike.
Find out why a former member of the Federal Reserve, a VP from Brookings Institution, a Supreme Court advocate and an Amazon Top 100 reviewer are so impressed with this important book.
Hear Martin Lowy on our next Book Spectrum. http://www.bookspectrum.com

Martin’s artiles from Seeking Alpha: https://seekingalpha.com/author/martin-lowy#regular_articles

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/noresults/9781694514722
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=9781694514722&i=stripbooks&linkCode=qs&tag=x_gr_w_bb_sin-20&ref=x_gr_w_bb_sin