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Of the "Greatest Generation" - Making John a Soldier Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated military autobiography from Tucson, AZ author, John Malloy, Sr.

Tucson, AZ, December 19, 2011 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Making John a Soldier: A Nebraskan Goes to War by John Malloy, Sr. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the military autobiography category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

Making John a Soldier: A Nebraskan Goes to War describes the life and trials of some of the 16,000,000 Americans who fought freedom’s battle in World War II - the group Tom Brocaw dubbed “The Greatest Generation.”

The book describes how World War II engulfed the author’s life from his enlistment in 1942 until his discharge three years later. It includes highlights of life changing experiences the author encountered as an infantry rookie training in California’s desert in 1943 to the role he later played helping crush Hitler’s minions.

The book is more than a history of one person or one infantry division. Rather it describes key battle actions of Army units in both the Pacific and European theaters, as well as pivotal Marine and Naval engagements in the Pacific. It examines the titanic Russian and German struggles from Germany’s invasion of Russia in June 1941 to the Soviet’s final conquest of Berlin in 1945. Thirty maps depict settings where crucial battles were fought in both the European and Pacific theaters, and the book often focuses on the individual warrior who fought alone against a determined and brutal enemy. The book also delineates strategy dictated by the most senior command, guiding battle action of friend and foe alike.

Making John A Soldier provides a view of the uncelebrated sacrifices and bravery of the ordinary American GI during World War II, and it recounts the heroic exploits of a special group -- seven Nebraskans awarded the Medal of Honor.

625 pages in length, Making John a Soldier: A Nebraskan Goes to War is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the military autobiography category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Making John a Soldier meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $29.95.

Additionally, Making John a Soldier can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432777432 Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream SRP: $29.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

John P. Malloy Sr., born in Nebraska in 1923, is a member of Tom Brocaw’s “Greatest Generation.” After struggling through the depression years of the Desperate Thirties, he volunteered for military service in 1942. He subsequently fought in the Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe campaigns. He earned the Combat Infantry Badge and was honored with the Bronze Star with the V for Valor emblem.

Utilizing the G.I. Bill of Rights he earned his Bachelor and Master degrees at Creighton University and later a Doctorate at the University of Nebraska in 1953. He was elected to Sigma Xi National Honorary Scientific Society in 1954. He left Marquette University in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 1965 as a tenured full professor after a successful academic career there. He then served as Chief Executive and principal stockholder for Modern Machine Works for twenty-six years. That firm, a Milwaukee based manufacturing company, supplied high precision components to large blue chip firms in the air-conditioning, engine and compressor markets. He was selected for a Ford Foundation award at the University of Chicago in 1964. The Governor of Wisconsin’s New Product Award Committee, sponsored by the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers, honored his firm in 1981 for new product development. His firm won that honor again in 1982, 1983 and in 1985.

Dr. Malloy is the author of numerous scientific and technical papers. He now lives in retirement in Tucson, Arizona.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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