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Hans Halberstadt

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I trained to be a documentary filmmaker and worked in that industry for about fifteen years before getting involved with book projects. The basic techniques involved in designing a film project apply just as well to non-fiction books so the transition was easy. The books turned out to be more fun, more filled with adventure, and more profitable than the film work so I gradually took on books rather than films.

Although I hear a lot of people complain about the difficulty of getting a book contract, that has never been my experience right from the start. And I never have "writer's block" or any of the other typical complaints of our peculiar breed. Telling stories has always been fun for me and I will explain how and why in a blog on this si
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AN ACCIDENTAL AUTHOR
My career in the book business started, as so many good things in life seem to do, by accident. While working on a PR film for Exxon I met Capt. Jim Shanower, a Coast Guard officer, and when he found out that I produced documentary films, he invited me aboard his ship, the cutter Morgenthau, to see what "Coasties" really do.

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As mentioned elsewhere, I have been on a long Irvin Cobb jag that started in July of 2014 and has just about run its course. I'd keep going indefinitely except that I seem to have read them all...but maybe I will start over. They are that good.

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Although I have never met or spoken to Dr. Phillip Green, the author of HOLSTER, I know that he is an emergency room physician and I think this environment has strongly influenced his work. Someday I hope to meet him and find out because he is a very ...more
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EXIT LAUGHING is Irvin Cobb's wonderful autobiography. Cobb was a very popular writer over a period of about forty years prior to World War II -- a star newspaper reporter, a writer of fiction and non-fiction for major magazines, and an author of man ...more
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“The 77-grain bullet has great penetration, too. I shot one guy through the windshield of a car and hit him in the head, right where I was aiming, killing him instantly. If I had been using the lighter bullet, I think it would have been deflected.”
Hans Halberstadt, Trigger Men: Shadow Team, Spiderman, the Magnificent Bastards, and the American Combat Sniper

“If you ask any good sniper, he will tell you that making the kill is better than sex. If you offer this sniper an opportunity to shoot twelve enemy soldiers or to hop in bed with a Playboy playmate, the sniper will choose the chance to make the kills first—then he will want the girl, too!”
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