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James W. McCleary's New Book "Radar In Blue: A Vietnam Diary" Is a Compelling Memoir of a Former USAF Air Traffic Controller during the Complicated Vietnam War


James W. McCleary's New Book "Radar In Blue: A Vietnam Diary" Is a Compelling Memoir of a Former USAF Air Traffic Controller during the Complicated Vietnam War

Recent release "Radar In Blue: A Vietnam Diary" from Page Publishing author James W. McCleary is an absorbing autobiography that reflects on the author's unique experiences as an American air traffic controller during the Vietnam War era, and the complications--military and political--that surrounded the job.

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WEST NYACK, N.Y., June 8, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- James W. McCleary, a former US Air Force Officer and reinsurance executive who grew up in the Bronx with a penchant for gardening and military history, has completed his new book "Radar In Blue: A Vietnam Diary": an insightful memoir detailing the career of a USAF man during the Vietnam War.

Author McCleary writes about the Vietnamese military strategy with a clear eye: "While vacationing in Cape Cod with my wife some years after I had gotten home from the war, we passed an Army/Navy surplus store in Hyannis. In the window was a variety of military gear, including TShirts with various sayings on them. One that caught my eye still stays with me to this day. It boldly said, 'Vietnam. Great Soldiers— Gutless Politicians.' How true. As an illustration of that military proverb, when the war was only just over, a retired American officer was talking to a North Vietnamese general somewhere in Vietnam in 1975 and pointed out that we had never been defeated in any major battle. The North Vietnamese general pondered that thought for a minute and said, 'That is true, but it is also irrelevant.'

That statement from the North Vietnamese general perfectly illustrated their strategy—to make our participation and losses in that war so painful that the American people at home would eventually revolt and demand our withdrawal."

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, James W. McCleary's new book is a vivid account of one military man's experiences—excitement, pride, sheer panic, and hard-earned skill—all playing out against the backdrop of a complicated war. In many ways intimate and probing, McCleary's book speaks to the way a war can uniquely mark a life forever.

Readers who wish to experience this contemplative work can purchase"Radar In Blue: A Vietnam Diary" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors' books, including distribution in the world's largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time-consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at


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