Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter:
The WWII book about my father and his exploits, “At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse,” will be released on April 19. You can pre-order it on Amazon.
A potential World Premiere for “At First Light” is scheduled in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Thursday and Friday, April 6-7, to coincide with the opening of the renovated LSU WWII Museum in the LSU Memorial Tower.
I’m so blessed to have nearly 40 amazing endorsements for “At First Light.” Here are some more of my favorites:
“I spent the majority of my life fighting battles on the football field—thirty years in the National Football League, nine Super Bowls, and legendary classics like the famous ‘Ice Bowl.’ I’ve told my ‘war stories’ from the NFL for years, but none of my tales come close to the captivating story shared by Walt Larimore in At First Light, a war story about his father who fought to protect the very freedoms you and I enjoy in this country we love.”
—Dan Reeves, Super Bowl Champion and record-setting NFL player and coach
“At First Light is one of the most fascinating stories of World War II I have ever read. If you love history like I do, this book is a must read. Near the end of the war, a courageous young US Army officer, Phil Larimore, is given an almost impossible clandestine mission—to find Hitler’s hidden Lipizzaners so they can be saved. Don’t miss this heartwarming true story of a great American hero.”
—Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, U.S. Army (Ret.) three-star general, former Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence under President George W. Bush, and former Commander Delta Force and U.S. Army Special Operations Command
“A great story about a great soldier and leader. Phil Larimore was a Dick Winters from the Band of Brothers-type of frontline, small-unit combat leader, the kind who make all the difference as to who wins or loses and who lives or dies in war. The storyline with the horses and the twists and turns of his love life and military career adds to the compelling narrative. At First Light has the makings of a great movie or Ken Burns miniseries. My bet is that Phil’s son and the book author, Walt Larimore, will be besieged by offers.”
—Col. Alexander P. Shine, U.S. Army, Infantry (Ret.), Masters in U.S. History from Harvard, Professorof Military Science and National Security Strategy at the Army War College
“Intelligently written and descriptively rich, At First Light is tailor-made for anyone who cherishes powerful World War II stories.”
—Marcus Brotherton, New York Times best-selling author
“Call my agent! At First Light needs to be greenlighted for a multi-episodic film series today. I loved reading about Philip Larimore’s personal journey before, during and after World War II. While being a compelling and enjoyable story, the book doesn’t hold back on the gruesome realities of war and left me grateful for the young soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.”
—Gerry Gacek, singer/songwriter and screenwriter
I’m really pleased with the “dust cover” for the hand cover edition of “At First Light” and wanted you to be one of the first folks to see it. You may have to double click on it to read it.
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