This page was last updated on 24 July 2010.
The song "I Can See Clearly Now" is apropos for this page since many of the myths and truths about Maggie are brought out in my books.
Here you can see the books that I have written about her with Maggie's and her daughter's authorization.
Memories of Maggie--Martha Raye: A Legend Spanning Three Wars
You can find a large excerpt from my first book Memories of Maggie--Martha Raye: A Legend Spanning Three Wars at MOM Excerpts.
Memories of Maggie was used by Van Ness Films as the basis of television's A&E Biography titled "Martha Raye: In Love and War" which was first aired on 9 October 1999 and will be rerun on 27 January 2001. I wrote this book as a tribute to Maggie and to let the general public know what she gave up to spend time with our troops. She wanted them to know they were loved and cared for. It is full of some very special memories from Veterans around the world who felt like I did--that Maggie deserved to be honored by our government. It also tells of the process it took to get her that honor--the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This book was released by LangMarc Publishing (formerly of San Antonio) in Austin, TX.
Potpourri Of War: Labors of Love Remembered
You can find a large excerpt from my second book Potpourri Of War: Labors of Love Remembered at POW Excerpts.
I also wrote this book. It is a continuation of Maggie's legacy. It shows how my involvement with her life totally changed my life. In it I share my trials and tribulations of getting the first book published. Also included is a little history of the Vietnam War, information about Gold Star Mothers, Rolling Thunder, the POW-MIA issues, and profiles of some of the American women who served in the military or as civilians in Vietnam. There is a special section about those American women who died in Vietnam, not just the eight military nurses but all the civilian women. LangMarc Publishing also did this book.
If you want personally autographed copies of these books contact me here. You can purchase these books by going to the ORDERS page or TALES AND WHALES PUBLISHING or NOONIE FORTIN. At these sites you'll also find more books about military life.
Keep your eyes peeled for another book about Maggie's exploits and my travels. I am currently working on it in between the other books I'm writing.
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