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Seahorse Rides Again in 5th Edition of Poopie Suits & Cowboy Boots

A Unique Look Into the Everyday Life Aboard a Nuclear Submarine.

Nashua, NH – USA | April 19, 2021 — Poopie Suits and Cowboy Boots, now in its fifth edition since 2017, has earned a popular place in the modern submarine literature for its engaging style and pacing, also for its unique approach. Cloak and Dagger suspense was set aside. As were strictly technical descriptions of submarine operations. Instead -it is a human story, set in the throes of the Cold War during the Nixon administration. It follows the journey of Frank Hood through extensive training and eventual deployment as a junior officer aboard the fast-attack submarine (USS Seahorse [SSN-669]). Passing 4,000 copies sold, 83% of the 107 reviews on Amazon are 5 or 4 Star. Poopie Suits has also been named as the 6th Best Book in The World on Submarines for 2021 by The Book Authority – https://bookauthority.org/books/new-submarines-ebooks

* Seahorse Rides Again – The 5th Edition of the Best Selling and Award Winning “Poopie Suits & Cowboy Boots” is released.

* Poopie Suits named #6 Best Book in World on Submarines 2021

Written almost 50 years after Frank’s service, the earlier versions contained some small errors in recall of some of the details of submarine operation. These legitimate complaints were addressed in this new version.

This 5th and final edition has additionally been extensively updated and expanded. Based on feedback from more than a hundred submarine veterans, details have been corrected and updated. These include the educational narratives about prototype training and nuclear reactors. In fact, the entire discussion of how a submarine generates propulsion from nuclear power has been rewritten with improved clarity. Also, both the glossary of submarine terms and the photographic gallery have been significantly expanded. The new photos include a brand-new original schematic diagram of the Control Room of the Seahorse to aid in comprehension of the expanded submarine “walk-through” in Chapter 8.

Additional small historical details have been added in many places to enhance the reading experience. Starting with the 2nd Version, short Interlude Stories about significant milestones in US Submarine history were included. Now, a new interlude story (“Nautical Rules of the Road”) has replaced the former entry about the collision of the USS Tullibee; that story now appears in our book More Sub Tales.

The final product is the best effort yet in telling Frank’s compelling coming-of-age story during the contentious 1960s. While biographical in form, Frank’s story serves as a scaffolding of sorts to allow detailed side explorations of the basics of US submarine history; fundamental submarine systems such as sonar, propulsion, diving, weapons, and periscope functions; the intense training and repetition required to gain qualification in submarines; and the colorful traditions of the US Navy. The book is replete with dozens of funny stories as well. It is an enjoyable story that not only informs and educates the reader of what it was really like to live on a hot running nuclear submarine, but also includes several cultural references that made life during that turbulent period both difficult and memorable.

It was written in a way that appeals to both the career Navy man/woman and the interested civilian. The reader is guaranteed to learn a lot about the Silent Service and will come away with a great deal of respect for the men (and women) and their missions that continue to this day with no fanfare and little public awareness.

About Poopie Suits Series of True Submarine Stories:
Poopie Suits is a self-publishing group of 2, brothers, who started by detailing the submarine service of Frank Hood during the late 60’s to early 70’s. This book takes the reader on the journey of a young man who volunteers for submarine service and includes historical and cultural touch points of the era, including the Vietnam War, political unrest and assassinations, the nascent space program, and more. Richly detailed by co-author Charles Hood and written in a language that anyone can understand, it does not touch on any classified information.

For more information, please visit:
https://subtales.com and http://thesilentservicespeaks.net


Press & Media Contact:
Frank Hood, Co-Author
Poopie Suits Series
5 Kessler Farm Dr, Apt 165,
Nashua, NH 03063
United States
+1 603-557-8329

Poopie Suits Announces Release of 4th Book – More Sub Tales

Passes $44,000 Donated to Sub Vet Scholarship Fund.

Nashua, NH – USA | January 7, 2021 — This is newsworthy because two of the four books have been named as The Best Books About Submarines in the World for 2021. Poopie Suits was #6 in 2020. These are significant books that document the untold story of the men who manned the US Submarine Force during WWII, the Cold War, and the War on Terror. Each story is real.

Poopie Suits has donated proceeds from the beginning to the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. Scholarship Fund. Each book sold (soft cover or e-Book) generates a donation of $5 to this Fund. To date over $44,000 has been donated.

Poopie Suits Series – More Sub Tales

One of many reviews on Amazon on the predecessor, Sub Tales – Stories That Seldom Surface:

“Sub Tales is another truly fantastic book by the authors of Poopie Suits and Cowboy Boots. As I read story after story from submariners that exhibited grace and level headedness under pressure, I couldn’t help but be impressed with those that volunteer their time, often thanklessly, so that the rest of us can rest securely under the blanket of freedom they help provide. This book is a paean to these warriors. We will never be able to fully appreciate the depth of sacrifice these individuals made because the very nature of their service precludes us from knowing the full measure of it. Sub Tales is deftly woven, engaging, and very much a page turner. I highly recommend it to anyone that is interested in the exploits of the extraordinary volunteers to the “Silent Service”.

* Poopie Suits named #3 Best Book in the World on Submarines 2021
* Sub Tales named #5 in the World for 2021

All four titles contain riveting accounts of the triumphs and tribulations of the US Submarine Force. Each book features plenty of vintage photographs and personal recollections from the men who served. More Sub Tales joins the series with 36 new stories about the Silent Service, spanning more than a century of history from the experimental submarines conceived by Simon Lake in the late nineteenth century to the christening of the USS Hawaii (SSN-776) in 2006. Together these stories weave a compelling and instructive narrative of American submarines and the men who rode them.

Richly illustrated with more than 350 photographs, More Sub Tales will entertain and inform the reader about key moments and milestones in the evolution of submarines. Learn about the many ordeals, sacrifices, and brave acts that represent the proud legacy of this underappreciated segment of our Armed Forces.

Each story has been carefully vetted by more than two dozen veteran submariners for accuracy, and in most chapters, additional authenticity has been gained by interviewing actual participants. The book has been written with clear language, and explanations where relevant, to appeal to a wide-ranging audience.

More than a year in the making, and involving hundreds of interviews and thousands of correspondences, this richly researched volume takes its rightful place in the expanding Poopie Suits series. Simply put, these books chronicle what makes the US Submarine Force one of the world’s elite military groups.

About Poopie Suits Series of True Submarine Stories:

The Poopie Suits series of books was created by 2 brothers, Frank and Charles Hood, who started by detailing the submarine service of Frank during the late 60’s to early 70’s. The first book, Poopie Suits & Cowboy Boots, takes the reader on the journey of a young man who volunteers for submarine service and includes historical and cultural touchpoints of the era, including the Vietnam War, political unrest and assassinations, the nascent space program, and more. Richly detailed by co-author Charles Hood and written in a language that anyone can understand, it focuses on true stories of daily life on a submarine.

For more information, please visit www.subtales.com and www.thesilentservicespeaks.net

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Press & Media Contact:
Frank Hood, Co-Author
Poopie Suits Series
Nashua, NH – USA
+1 603-557-8329

RealTime Publishing announces I Was There, an Touching Novel from American Author Janet A. NicoletJanet

RealTime Publishing author, Janet A. Nicolet, releases a collection of 20th Century Military memories.

Limerick, Ireland, Friday – July 01, 2011 — RealTime Publishing, Inc. has published “I Was There” by Janet A. Nicolet, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 6 x 9 Paperback in the Biography & Autobiography/Military category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Borders for a suggested retail price of $12.95. “I Was There” is also available in eBook format direct from the publishers online retail stores for $3.95. A webpage at http://store.theebooksale.com/ was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.
About the Book (Excerpts & Info)
W. C. Hinton
WWII The Battle of the Bulge – 1944

Much of the battle was affected by the bitterly cold weather. The temperature was the coldest on record and casualties from exposure to the cold grew in large numbers. Heavy snowstorms became a real problem. Another factor they dealt with was that the Germans attacked in white uniforms so as to blend in with the snow. Weapons froze, so men urinated on them to thaw them. Trucks had to be run every half hour to keep the oil in them from freezing.
The men couldn’t pin-point where they were — they just kept marching on; day-after-day and week-after-week. Dead bodies were everywhere. The death toll in each city was so great that men had to climb over bodies to get through the town. W. C. Hinton said he can still hear the cries of young children who were starved, afraid and alone, and most were in desperate need of medical care.
The persistent deep snow caused the men’s wet boots to become unbearable to wear, a hurdle that caused them to hunt for a pair on a dead man that would fit. The Army had bypassed shipments of winter gear in favor of ammunition and gasoline. So the men piled on as much clothing as they could to try and withstand the frigid weather. Weary and cold the men marched on to one city after another eradicating Germans from the homes and shops.

Military memories were recaptured and told to the Nicolet by the men and women residents at Clifford C. Sims Veterans’ Nursing Home in Panama City, Florida. Some of these outstanding individuals were ones who put themselves in harm’s way as they fought for their country. Others recall being on the sidelines with assistance that come in the form of: financial clerks, nurses, truck drivers, ambulance drivers, ground crews, personnel sergeants and many more. None felt as though they were heroes. Their stories will touch your heart.

Expertly constructed at 162 pages, “I Was There” is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Biography & Autobiography category. With Global wholesale distribution through Ingram, Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, Books A Million and Borders, and pervasive online availability through RealTime Publishing’s online store TheEbookSale.com, Amazon and elsewhere, “I Was There” meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $12.95 and $3.95, respectively.
Additionally, “I Was There” can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers from the RealTime wholesale department by emailing buybooks@realtimepublishings.com. To qualify for the maximum trade discount price set by the author, order in quantities of ten or more.
ISBN: 9781849610964 Format: 6 x 9 Paperback SRP: $12.95
ISBN: 9781849611145 Format: 30,000 word multi-format eBook SRP: $3.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit http://www.realtimepublishings.com

About the Author:
Janet Nicolet makes her home in Panama City, Florida. She is a mother, grandmother and a great-grandmother. She often is referred to as the Grandma Moses of the literary set.
Her first book was a memoir titled, “Vintage Years, A Fulfilling Life after Divorce”, published in 2007. From 2008 through 2010, she authored a trilogy of inspirational novels titled “Kerri” and a historical novel “Long Journey Westward” in 2011. Janet takes pleasure in teaching memoir writing classes at senior centers in her area, encouraging seniors to pen their life’s adventures for their families.

About RealTime Publishing, Inc.:
RealTime Publishing offers custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at www.realtimepublishings.com and located in Limerick, Ireland, RealTime Publishing, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.

Press & Media Contact:
Mr. Richard O’Brien, CEO
RealTime Publishing, Inc
Ballycummin Village, Raheen
Limerick, Ireland