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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Steven Weingartner  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

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Illinois Connection

Steve lives in a suburb of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Steve Weingartner is a writer and historian who specializes in military history and affairs. He is also a consultant to the History Channel.

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Titles At Your Library

Lala's Story: A Memoir of the Holocaust (Jewish Lives)
ISBN: 0810114992

Northwestern University Press. 1998

Winner of 1998 Carl Sandburg Award

Born into a middle-class Jewish family in 1932, Lala Weintraub grew up in Lvov, Poland. When the Nazis came, Lala--who had blond hair and blue eyes--survived by convincing them she was a Christian. This book tells her remarkable story.

Fiercely determined and greatly aided by her Aryan looks, she managed to convince everyone-German soldiers, interrogators, fellow Poles-that she was a Polish gentile. Within a year after the Germans captured Lvov, many of Lala's family members were missing and presumed dead. Lala's Story follows her as she moves from town to town, driven by her fear of being discovered. More than a story of survival, this is the story of a young girl's resolute struggle to defy, resist, and ultimately defeat the evil forces pursuing her.

Faithful Warriors: A Combat Marine Remembers the Pacific War
ISBN: 1591144523

Naval Institute Press. 2009

Faithful Warriors is a memoir of World War II in the Pacific by Lt. Col. Dean Ladd, USMC (Ret.), a combat veteran of the 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. Written with award-winning author Steven Weingartner, Col. Ladd s book chronicles his experiences as a junior officer in some of the fiercest fighting of the war, during the amphibious invasions of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, and Tinian. Ladd's recollections and descriptions of life--and death--on the far-flung battlefronts of the Pacific War are vividly rendered, and augmented by the personal recollections of many of the men who served with and under him in his wartime journey across the Pacific.Dean Ladd grew up in the Marine Corps and the Marine Corps grew up in World War II. Faithful Warriors tells the story of how both came of age in history s greatest conflict. The book presents Ladd's journey through eventful times and extraordinary circumstances: prewar training outside San Diego awaiting attack on Samoa after the attack on Pearl Harbor surviving Guadalcanal rest and recuperation in New Zealand savage fighting and terrible suffering on Tarawa recovery in Hawaii more fighting on Saipan and Tinian This vividly written memoir will stir the memories of those who lived during these trying times and will help future generations of readers to understand the realities of the Pacific War.

Chariots Like a Whirlwind: The Epic of Chariot Warfare
ISBN: 0275985954

Praeger. 2007

The history and evolution of chariot warfare from the Mediterranean world to Celtic Britain is detailed in a book that is a font of knowledge―and a pleasure to read.


Carl Sandburg, 1998, for Lala`s Story, (with Lala Fishman)

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