James Strauss

Biography

I was born into a Coast Guard family during WWII. Have lived in four countries and twenty-seven states, in places from South Manitou Island, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Honolulu, Hawaii. I experienced a variety of positions in many careers, from being a Marine Corps Officer wounded in Vietnam, life insurance agent, physician’s assistant, and a college professor in anthropology.
As a CIA team leader in the field I traveled to 122 countries, where he remains welcome in most of them to this day. I currently live in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and continuing to build from a newspaper publishing foundation called the Geneva Shore Report. This weekly is also published online at TheGenevaShoreReport.Com.
I write about the human condition. The interaction that occurs throughout social systems, among elemental forces of leadership, religion and science. I write about the individual’s attempted integration into such social systems and attempt to define honor, integrity and duty, while I develop my stories.
My novels and short stories focus on self-determination and self-discovery. They are about arrival. The arrival and satisfaction of a blissful state from which one can intelligently reflect and then positively direct one’s life.
The Meaning of Life is all around us and ever changing, depending upon the perspective of others. I write about the meaning of self, and self-application to the meaning of life.
You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+

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Thirty Days Has September: Second Ten Days
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 207,650. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
The second ten days of a thirty-day tour in Vietnam in the late 1960's by a very young second lieutenant. Just out of training he is dropped off in the middle of the A Shau Valley in command of a company at constant war with vicious units of the North Vietnamese Army while at the same time tearing itself apart every night in deadly encounters between its racially mixed elements.
Arch Patton: The Bering Sea
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 136,490. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Arch Patton, the slightly aging CIA operative, finds himself assigned to a secret mission in the Bering Sea and Russia, ostensibly to secure the freedom of the son of a portly United States Senator, the chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Thirty Days Has September:First Ten Days
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 133,950. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
This novel is set in the very center of the time of most difficult combat experienced by a United States Marine Corps rifle company. A second lieutenant, only days from training back in the states is ordered, under fire, to assume command of a company of cast off Marines, all out in the brutal bloody jungle because of the either the worst of luck or the most minor of offenses or infringement.
Down In The Valley: An Arch Patton Adventure
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 49,830. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Arch Patton, middle aged CIA operative, finds himself associated with his unrequited love, Virginia and a band of Hawaiians Natives, active in the Sovereignty Movement, dedicated to protesting the possible nuclear contamination of the Islands. The adventure also provides a 'travelogue' of the Island of Oahu
The Boy: The Mastodons
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 81,020. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Social structure are seen through the eyes of young cave man, growing up in cave dwelling clan.`The Boy' develops a sense of reason and respect for others which is founded on friendship and trust, rather than fear. The first novel of the five-novel series establishes a benchmark for tracing the beginnings of of the homo sapiens species from their lowly beginnings to dominance.

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