Could you give us some quick insights into your next Easy-related book? Rich Riley said that you were working on a book that interviewed some of the lesser known Easy vets. I'm anxious to know some details and the publication timeline. :-)
Sure Mooch, it's a pretty exciting project ... Sometimes I can't believe I'm actually talking to these men!
The next project is a compilation memoir with 20 of the surviving members of Easy Company. It's told in oral-history style, similar to Bill and Babe's book. Berkley/Caliber (Penguin) is pubishing the book, set to be released in spring 2009. The book doesn't have an official title yet, so it's just being referred to as "The Men of Easy Company" project. The book is finished right now and over at the publisher for edits.
Men participating are:
Earl “One Lung” McClung
Darrell “Shifty” Powers
Herb Suerth, Jr.
Amos “Buck” Taylor
Another interesting part of the book is that four adult-children of deceased E Co members are contributing essays titled "memories of my father," set to be published as an appendix to the book.
Contributing essays are:
*George Luz Jr and Lana Luz Miller, about George Luz Sr.
* Susan Finn, about Robert Burr Smith
* Michael Sobel, about Herbert Sobel.
I'll write again soon when a title is decided upon, and also give more details closer to publication date.
Thanks everyone for reading!