Spotlight On: Glen Craney #ASOT2014

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How did you get involved in the Authors Supporting Our Troops event?

I’ve kept a look out for ways to get free books to our troops, and I saw your commendable program on Facebook.


What is your latest release and what genre is it?

It’s an historical novel titled The Yanks Are Starving: A Novel of the Bonus Army.


Quick description of it.

During the Great Depression summer of 1932, a charismatic hobo from Portland leads twenty thousand desperate and jobless World War I veterans into the nation’s capital to demand their service compensation.

In this epic novel that spans three decades, the remarkable events leading up to this tense confrontation are unfolded through the experiences of eight individuals who come together to determine the nation’s fate:

— Herbert Hoover, the beleaguered president.

— Douglas MacArthur, the ambitious West Point general.

— Pelham Glassford, the compassionate District of Columbia police chief.

— Walter Waters, the troubled leader of the Bonus veterans.

— Floyd Gibbons, the war correspondent and famous radio broadcaster.

— Joe Angelo, the banty Italian-American who serves as George Patton’s orderly.

— Ozzie Taylor, a street musician turned Harlem Hellfighter.

— Anna Raber, a Mennonite nurse.

From the Boxer Rebellion in China to the Plain of West Point, from the persecution of conscientious objectors to the horrors of the Marne, from the Hoovervilles of the heartland to the pitiful Anacostia encampment in the bowels of Washington D.C., The Yanks Are Starving is the shocking but little-known story of the political intrigue and government betrayal that culminated in the only pitched battle ever fought between two American armies under the same flag.


Something unique about it.

Unfortunately, many Americans have a short memory regarding our country’s treatment of returning veterans. This historical novel, based on true events, is a cautionary tale for those who may think that homelessness, joblessness, and psychological adjustment to civilian life are unique challenges for our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans today.


Links for people to buy it.


Your promo links.


Your short Bio.

A graduate of IndianaUniversitySchool of Law and ColumbiaUniversity’s GraduateSchool of Journalism, Glen Craney practiced trial law before joining the Washington press corps to cover national politics and the Iran-contra trial for Congressional Quarterly magazine. The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences awarded him the Nicholl Fellowship for best new screenwriting. His debut novel, The Fire and the Light, was named Best New Fiction by the National Indie Excellence Awards and an Honorable Mention winner by Foreword Magazine for its Book of the Year in historical fiction. He lives in Malibu, California.


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