Working on this audiobook with Penguin Random House was a phenomenally rewarding experience. The life that Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Puller led is one of the more fascinating and colorful lives I've ever come across. A hero from Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, and the disastrous campaign at Peleliu, he went on to lead the Marine forces during the Korean War, saving countless lives and materiel as he oversaw the strategic withdrawal after the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir. Often referred to as "The Marine's Marine", he is one of the most decorated Marines to ever serve his country and to this day, nearly fifty years after his death, Marine recruits still end their days by chanting "Good night, Chesty, wherever you are!"
Because so much of the book takes place in the South Pacific, there was a tremendous amount of research put in by the author, my director (Art Insana of Insana Media), and myself as we tackled military jargon and island names that many of us had never heard before. It developed a love in me for military memoirs and I hope to pursue more work like this in the future.
As always, working with Penguin Random House is a wonderful experience and I can't wait for people to get a chance to hear this book and learn more about this amazing human being!