Michael's Dispatches

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Greetings,

I'm in Florida, but on the way to Washington DC. It's great to touch American soil again. I miss this place a lot--especially when bullets are flying by my head in the war. Where we are winning.

"Moment of Truth in Iraq" is selling very well. I am very surprised; lot's of folks apparently really do want to know the truth about Iraq. My publisher just called my attorney with a quote from the movie "Jaws." The publisher said, "I think we're gonna need a bigger boat."

"Moment of Truth" has actually made it to #8 on Amazon.com before it even hit bookstores. Additionally, I signed the title pages (which were inserted after they were printed) for 5,200 books in Mosul, and all those books are almost sold out. (I'll sign a couple more thousand in DC, if folks keep ordering them.)

Your help is amazing. Folks who are taking the printable flier to stores are making a real difference. Barnes & Noble will stock it very soon largely thanks to your efforts. Now we have to go after Borders and Books-a-Million and especially libraries and military exchanges.

A few more folks buying from Amazon might push is to #1. And then the message surely will start to get out.

V/r,

Michael
Florida

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    S. Ray White · 10 years ago
    Michael:

    Congratulations on your literary success. I've followed your work for several years now, and I'm glad to see your hard work paying off. Although I've not always agreed with some of your opinions, I've always respected your honesty and insight, especially as it pertains to the mind set of our troops. I ordered my advance copy and am thoroughly enjoying the read. Based on your signature, your hand writing appears to be as atrocious as mine. Keep up the excellent work.

    Sincerely,

    S. Ray White
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    taoist · 10 years ago
    Any chance you'll be available to do a book signing in D.C.? I live in Baltimore, so its easy enough to take the train down.
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    Miss Ladybug · 10 years ago
    I ordered a signed copy. I've finished it and passed it along to my dad (retired Army) to read. I printed the flyer, and last night I dropped it by the Customer Service counter of the local Barnes & Noble. The guy I talked to said they'd "short-list" it and order a copy... Next, I need to work on some of the local libraries ;-)
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    cclezel · 10 years ago
    Micheal, grats to you for your success and your book. You have worked hard and everything you get you have earned. I have been following you since Duece 4 and you have kept me informed every since. You are one of my primary sources for what is transpiring in Iraq. I do plan on getting your book and look very forward to reading it. If it's anything like your blogs, I suspect it will be a very hard book to put down. I consumed Lone Survivor on my way to Paris. good louck in your future endeavors and thanks again for all you have done for our military and those here at home who have thirst for the truth. You are an inspiration!
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    Michael Schuyler · 10 years ago
    signed the title page loose! Ha ha! Nasty Boy. Now, make sure LIBRARY JOURNAL has copies of the book. It might be worthwhile to take out an advertisement in there. Librarians like "LJ" better than Publisher's Weekly. (I'm a retired librarian.) If you can get a positive review in KIRKUS that would also be good. I'll blog a review as soon as I've finished it (Got me a signed copy!) and push it on our Blog Network.

    Luck,

    Michael
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    Grumpy · 10 years ago
    I heard from my girlfriend that both my copies came in the mail. I'm not home now but I'm looking forward to reading them when I get home. I bought two because I plan on saving one so that I can show it to my kids (if I ever have any) and grandkids. so they will know the truth about this war. People will be reading this book for many generations.
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    Clayton Gordon · 10 years ago
    I got the book in the mail and started reading it. I've only had time to read the first two chapters, the first of which I remember reading as a dispatch. Looking forward to finishing the book and mostly just proud that I'm supporting your important mission.
    I think I'll buy a few more copies for my sis, mother, and father who are all against the war primarily because they hate Bush and somehow think that you can't hate Bush and support the war at the same time. My attempts to get them to vist your blog have failed but hopefully their give the book a shot and learn the error of their ways.
    Best wishes.
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    Jennifer Hast · 10 years ago
    I just received my copy in the mail last night. I couldn't put it down. Fantastic job.
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    Karl Monger · 10 years ago
    Michael,

    read the book yesterday on an airplane, gave it to my college age daughter last night. You are doing for journalism what our soldiers are doing in Iraq - leading by example and setting the standard.

    Karl Monger
    1/75 a long time ago.
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    Les Lob · 10 years ago
    Michael;

    I have been reading your dispatches for quite some time and have been waiting for your book to come out. I finally got my copy yesterday and just finished page 84. All I can say is amazing, what a wonderful read. I will pass this book on to my kids as soon as I finish it.

    May God be With You Always
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    C. Jordan · 10 years ago
    Michael,

    I just got my copy of your signed book.
    I'm only 30 pages or so in, and I can't put it down.

    Great Job!

    I can't thank you enough for what you do.
    God Bless LTC Rodney Morris for telling you "It's your duty"

    Long Live a FREE Iraq!
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    Mike Openshaw · 10 years ago
    Long time (pre-'Gate of Fire') supporter, Michael. I have a blind parent who would love this stuff (and a bunch of people use them for commutes).

    I even know a good audio tech for such stuff, Sothern California would be a possible site for recording
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    MissBirdlegs in AL · 10 years ago
    Hey Mike! Finished the book last night and loved it, of course. Thanks so much for writing it. Congrats on the success at Amazon. I've a grandson working at a Books-A-Million near here. He printed the flyer and took it in to work. His manager is working on getting it for them. Keep up the good work, but enjoy your time at home.

    All the best,
    Kdlu
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    Lisa Lyles · 10 years ago
    Well I am happy to hear about your book doing very well.! I have to ask though doesn't it hard? With you being on the field risking your life and writing a book that tells about it all. I'm still in school and I am very proud that you are not only standing for your country, but your letting people know the real facts that invole the war. Just looking at your page I have read some wonderful things about it, and I am going to save up so I can get that book. Keep doing what your doing and keep your spirits high!!

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