Author David H Lippman

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Who is Author David H Lippman?

I am a 42-year veteran journalist with experience in newspapers, wire services, TV, radio, public relations, on three continents: North America, Asia, and Oceania.
Some of the events I have worked on include New York City’s 50th anniversary celebration of D-Day, New Zealand’s 50th Anniversary Celebration of V-E Day, and Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. In doing so, I have had the good fortune to meet such varied characters as paratroopers who jumped into Normandy (like Bill Guarnere), Royal Navy Battle of the Atlantic veterans, Victoria Cross recipients, and Marines who fought in the liberation of Guam.
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from New York University and Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from the New School for Social Research. I have won numerous awards for journalism in daily newspaper work.
For the past 122 years, I have served as Press Information Officer with the City of Newark, NJ, under four mayors (James, Booker, Quintana, Baraka), and writes articles on World War II for World War II History magazine.
Before starting this project, I wrote the award-winning “World War II Plus 55” website until death of its webmaster in 2013 — now turning day-by-day history of World War II series into a series of e-books.

What's your latest book all about?

The first volume of a day-by-day history of World War II, based on my now-defunct award-winning web page, “World War II Plus 55,” this series will have all-new material, offering readers a day-by-day history of humanity’s greatest conflict, as seen from the top and bottom, following people, nations, commands, and campaigns across the globe.
This volume describes the causes of and the actions that preceded the war, from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the moments before the German attack on Poland on September 1st, 1939.

How did you get the idea of writing this book?

 I wanted to sum up World  War II as a human experience in one place….connecting people as well campaigns. As much as many regard history as being arrows on a map, weapons on a soldier’s back, or belt buckles on his uniform, it’s about people. The ones who made decisions, the ones who carried them out, the ones who were affected by them, and what happened thereof. It came from a web page I did that was shut down when the webmaster died. So I said, “Why not turn it into a book and get money instead of e-mails?

Where can readers contact you?

Books by Author David H Lippman

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