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Old 03-19-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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Well, the initial book press release rolled out today, so figured I'd share some of the stuff.














"No Fires in Hell! Who Says So?



Who says there are no fires in Hell? The United States Marine Corps, that’s who, they should know they run the place, but they call it something else. They named it Boot Camp.

Patrick Turley walked, ran and double-timed through the place and captured it in his forthcoming book Welcome to Hell! Three and a Half Months of Marine Corps Boot Camp. From the moment the drill instructor said “Welcome to Hell!” Turley and his fellow recruits felt a sense of foreboding that proved well founded. The author, who endured and survived the foreboding, looks back and captures those anxious times with a sharp line for detail and a smile for the people, DI’s and all, who shared the three and a half months.

Former Marine and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright John Patrick Shanley, after reading a draft of Welcome to Hell, put it in complete perspective “It’s great to have gone to Marine Corps boot camp. It’s terrible to be in Marine Corps boot camp. It’s fun to read about Marine Corps boot camp.”

Welcome to Hell: Three and a Half Months of Marine Corps Boot Camp ISBN 9781933909219, Chronology Books imprint of History Publishing Company, will be in bookstores August 15. Advance review copies are now available.

Patrick Turley did his three and a half months in San Diego, served in the Marine Corps for five years, rose to the rank of Sergeant and served overseas in Iraq. He is a resident of Jacksonville, Florida."



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The presser is already generating a ton of interest, so that's awesome. I'm also expecting another back cover quote from a former Commandant of the Marine Corps which will be a HUGE coup.

I've got some review copies (called "galleys") on the way, so if anyone secretly works for some media outlet and is interested in one, PM me.

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Old 03-19-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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You mean this isn't TGN's memoirs of living through last season?

I for one am shocked.
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Awesome... when does the audiobook come out? I'm thinking it should be narrated by F. Lee Ermey....

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Hey Rev,

Congratulations. Let me know where a Maner can purchase this. Have a lot of friends in the Armed Services who would love to take a peek at this, as would I.

All the bests.
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Congratulations. Let me know where a Maner can purchase this. Have a lot of friends in the Armed Services who would love to take a peek at this, as would I.

All the bests.
Thanks. I promise I'll do my best to be shoving this down every OM's (lurker or not) throat as soon as the release date approaches.
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I'll have a list of guys to send this to once it is released.
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When does it hit Amazon? I'm always down for helping a fellow Maner.
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I work, coach, and have family members that are Marines....
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Hitting bookstores Aug 15th. Preorders will probably open on Amazon in advance but that's still the release date.

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Hitting bookstores Aug 15th. Preorders will probably open on Amazon in advance but that's still the release date.

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Make sure you buy at least a dozen
I just may, if it wasn't for D1 lacrosse offers, I probably would have been a Marine.
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Where'd you play? I played for six years. Great game.
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Congrats Rev...I'm going to buy a copy of this. I'll look for it on Amazon in August. Props dude, it takes alot of time and effort to write a book as you already know.
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Offer from Hostra, wound up going to GMU ($ and divorced parents).


So I don't high jack the thread BUY REV'S BOOK!
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For a second I thought Blue moved this to the butt. Congrats man. I'll read it.
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Thanks.

I'm really excited for this one for several reasons...

- It's memoirs spanning the worst period of my life (9-11 era and dad died while I was in boot camp as well)

- It's about me so super sensitive about it's reception (yes, just as cocky IRL and it shows in book lol)

- Publisher reallllly thinks this is going best-seller

- The press release today alone has already generated an ass-ton of media interest

- I was able to put a lot of fellow Marines into immortalized print with a bonus section in the back (OMers Dutch and Dukes both contributed as well) and want to succeed for them as well

- Honored one of my best friends from the Corps that passed during our time

- Back cover photo is with my daughter and she thinks that's super cool
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- Back cover photo is with my daughter and she thinks that's super cool
Is it that pic with you and her and the inflatable lobster in the pool?

It better be.
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Congrats Rev. Will stick this for awhile and see if we can generate some forum buzz for you. Here's to this thing going best seller!
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Awesome, will buy when out in August. Are they making a kindle version right away or doing the paper first?
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It better be.
Haha sadly no.

I THINK it will be this one:



But there were a couple other options too.

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I assume so. I know there will be an e-book since we already negotiated those royalty splits.

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Thanks... but only if that doesn't wear out the sticky welcome for when the real thing hits!
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Congrats, man. I haven't bought a book that wasn't on the discount rack at B&N in some time but I may have to check it out.

I don't want this to be a dickish question but I'm curious what makes anyone think it'll go big? Well written, just stories people can relate with, or just that they think people will like reading about bootcamp? Again, totally serious and not trying to be insulting, just curious. I read a lot of LRS and LRS-D type books back in the day and they seem to have been decently successful but could always be had on the cheap and these guys led the kinda lives you see in action movies.

Part of it is I've always thought writing a book would be awesome but I guess I just assume success is directly correlated to publicity and publicity is directly correlated to name recognition. It's awesome but surprising that such high expectations are being set.
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