David H Lippman

Biography

34-year veteran journalist with experience in newspapers, wire services, TV, radio, public relations, on three continents: North America, Asia, and Oceania.

Hold Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from New York University and Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from the New School for Social Research. Won numerous awards for journalism in daily newspaper work.

Has served for the past 16 years as Press Information Officer with City of Newark, NJ, under four mayors (James, Booker, Quintana, Baraka), and writes articles on World War II for World War II History magazine.

Wrote award-winning "World War II Plus 55" website until death of its webmaster in 2013 -- now turning day-by-day history of World War II series into a series of e-books.

Spends rest of his time with family. Supports Society for American Baseball Research (member of Biography, Games, Black Sox, and Media Committees), New York Transit Museum, and Gettysburg Foundation.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to communicate ideas that I find important in an effective and memorable manner.

Writing is one of the few things I do well, and I have always found that when I needed to explain something, the best and most effective way to make my point clearly and in a comprehensible manner was to do so in writing. I know where I am, what I am doing, and how I want to tell the story. I can do what I set out to do clearly and sometimes, memorably.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are a validation of my work -- knowing that what I have written has touched them somehow, and affected them. When they come back with comments, I know they have been interested in what I have had to say.

I am often astonished at who I hear from -- sometimes I get e-mails from sons and daughters and grandchildren of the World War II figures I have written about, who are grateful for the material, and have even learned something about their ancestor.

Sometimes it's entertaining...I get e-mails from kids asking what I did in the war (I was born 20 years after it was fought), and sometimes it's upsetting...like an e-mail I got from an admirer of Herr Hitler, or the one who sneered that I could not write "a coherent sentence." It's hard to know what to do when you get something like that.
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Where to find David H Lippman online

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Books

World War II Plus 75 -- The Road To War
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 445,110. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Opening volume of a day-by-day history of World War II, tied to the 75th anniversary of humanity's greatest conflict. This volume covers the years before, causes of, and lives that fought the war. It is based on "World War II Plus 55," the author's award-winning website on World War II, which was on the web from 1995 to 2013.

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