All posts tagged: VietNam War

Interview With Author of THE CANDLESTICKMAKER: Dennis McDougal

Dennis McDougal, award winning journalist and prolific author, agreed to an interview on the blog Literal Exposure.  It’s always interesting to find out about an author, why they write the books they do, how they choose the subject matter, and what is their process.  Dennis gives readers an insight into the makings of THE CANDLESTICKMAKER, his latest book and first novel. The Interview Can you please tell us a little about “The Candlestickmaker”? “The Candlestickmaker” recounts the lives and loves of three sailors during the height of the Vietnam War. It’san adventure story, weaving in and out of ports of call, from Hong Kong to Australia, the Philippines to Japan. But it is also a romance about the guy who went down to the sea in ships and the girl he left behind; a mystery filled with intrigue over the clandestine drugging of the military by its own government; and a bildungsroman chronicling the path from innocence to manhood of an unlikely trio of friends. Were you in the military? If so, can you tell …

The Roth Show Welcomes Dennis McDougal, Author of “The Candlestickmaker”

The Annie Oakley of the Airways joins The Jane Wayne of Justice on The Roth Show Listen LIVE: http://therothshow.com Former journalist and famed true crime author, Dennis McDougal joins Dr. Laurie Roth and Susan Murphy Milano in the regular Wednesday night crime segment of The Roth Show at 7-8pm ET. Wednesday, June 1 7-8pm ET Dennis McDougal What was our government really doing during the VietNam War?  Author Dennis McDougal will talk about the experiments that were conducted aboard a spy ship to three young men, all wondering why they were there in the first place, as told in his first novel, The Candlestickmaker.  Most recently author of Five Easy Decades: How Jack Nicholson Became the Biggest Movie Star in Modern Time (John Wiley & Sons, 2008), Dennis McDougal has chronicled Hollywood, crime and the media for over 30 years. His forthcoming Things Have Changed (John Wiley & Sons, 2011) is the new biography of music legend Bob Dylan. Before turning his attention full-time to writing books in 1993, McDougal reported on the glamorous and occasionally corrupt aspects of Hollywood as a staff writer …

Dennis McDougal Goes Round Two with Burl Barer on True Crime Uncensored!

Lis Wiehl and Dennis McDougal Saturday! 2pm Pacific/5pm Eastern/10pm UK Listen live on Outlaw Radio by clicking this link! 2pm Pacific, 4pm Central, 5pm Eastern, 10pm UK time. Dennis McDougal, famed journalist, true crime author, and author of his first novel, The Candlestickmaker, returns to True Crime Uncensored.  As he is researching his next book, the biography of Bob Dylan, he will be live from “Dylan Days” in Bob’s hometown where they are celebrating the star’s 70th birthday! More will be revealed about The Candlestickmaker and what the Government was REALLY doing during the VietNam War!   Be sure to tune in for the lively discussion! “The Candlestickmaker takes readers on a voyage that will guarantee they never read the Mother Goose nursery rhyme in the same way again. “ McDougal’s first appearance two weeks ago just wasn’t enough for the patrons of the Lighten Up Lounge! If you missed it, listen HERE To learn all about Dennis McDougal, his books, and to order your copy of The Candlestickmaker, visit his website!  www.dennismcdougal.com The “Fox From FOX,” Lis Wiehl will be …