Friday, September 5, 2008

Readers to Join One Sailor’s Journey

Readers to Join One Sailor’s Journey

New book is a compelling memoir that captures a life well lived amid the most turbulent times in history.

Carlsbad, CA (Vocus) October 13, 2010

Xlibris, the leading self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of One Sailor’s Journey: Tales from World War II. In this engaging book, author Dolph Brostrom takes readers aboard a ship of memories.

Brostrom’s carefree adolescent years in California were suddenly altered by the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Shocked and filled with concern and disbelief, he and his friends later enlisted in the armed services. That was the beginning of his fascinating life in the U. S. Navy. He relives years that were adventurous, colorful, turbulent, sometimes sober and sometimes hilarious. Through vivid narration, Brostrom collects in this release narratives that range from the end of the Great Depression and the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the end of World War II. It chronicles the events—as seen through the eyes of the young Brostrom—of the Big Band Era and of his service with Ship Repair AD 40 in New Caledonia and other parts of the South Pacific. His experiences and adventures in Australia captivate you as you meet the hearty and courageous people he encountered. With the enemy just off their shores, the Australians and the United States formed enduring bonds of friendship. 

Backed up with nostalgic photographs, maps and illustrations, One Sailor’s Journey: Tales from World War II documents one man’s incredible journey of friendship, brotherhood, romance, and patriotism. It rivets readers with a celebration of the life well lived amid turmoil. This book will be featured at this year’s New York Library Association Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 2-5, 2010. For more information, log on to Xlibris. com.

About the Author
Dolph Brostrom was born in New Castle, Australia in 1921. He was working in the shipyards and attending college part time when his world was shattered by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He decided to join the Navy and served until the end of World War II. After the war, he joined the Fire Department in Oakland, California, but was recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict and served with Navy Patrol Bomber Squadron VP-871 IN Japan and Korea.

After this period of service was over, Brostrom finished his career with the Oakland fire department. During this time and afterwards, he was involved in real estate investing, importing opals, and sorties into mining. Brostrom had been married twice, raised five children, and helped with two grandchildren. He currently lives in Carlsbad, California, and enjoys traveling, politics, and fishing. He is so enthused about the response to his first book that he has already begun his second.

One Sailor's Journey * by Dolph Brostrom
Tales from World War II
Publication Date: October 8, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 157 pages; 978-1-4535-3181-5
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 157 pages; 978-1-4535-3182-2
EBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-3183-9

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www. Xlibris. com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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Skincare While Traveling: Choosing Airplane-Friendly Skin Care Products

Skincare While Traveling: Choosing Airplane-Friendly Skin Care Products

Skincare-News. com helps travelers prepare for the holidays by packing skin care products that protect the skin from the negative effects of airplane flights.

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2007

Beyond jet lag, flying can also leave people with skin that is lifeless, listless and dry. What can be done? Skincare-News. com's latest article, "In-Flight Sight" helps travelers prepare a rescue travel kit, stocked with a few essential toiletries to help maintain a beautiful complexion, both in the air and on the ground.
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The eyes are one of the first features to show fatigue, especially when traveling. For those who wear contact lenses, it might be a good idea to switch to wearing glasses for the duration of the flight. No matter what, remove all eye makeup every night -- even if it means using the tight quarters of the airplane lavatory. After removing all make-up, follow with a hydrating and nourishing eye cream to reduce the puffiness and dryness often experienced during a long flight.

Another great travel trick to reduce dryness is to slather on a moisturizing mask just before boarding and leave on the skin for the duration of the flight. For example, a cucumber gel mask is completely clear, and will alleviate some of the effects of air-cabin dryness.

Hands and lips also suffer a great deal during air travel. Long check-in lines, public restrooms, wheeling suitcases or backpacks through endless security queues and terminals all take their toll. Keep a hydrating hand cream in a purse or toiletry kit, along with a lip cream, to protect against environmental damage as well as dehydration.

Finally, don't underestimate the power of pure water. After traveling, or when staying in a new city, splashing the face gently with pure, bottled water will help remove surface impurities and chemicals. Also, forgo drinking sodas or other carbonated beverages when flying and instead, ask for bottled water. Keeping the body properly hydrated from the inside out makes people feel less tired and sluggish after a long flight.

Skincare-News. com covers all skincare and beauty topics from head to toe. Check out these latest articles:

"Skin Care & Beauty Basics - Part 3: How to Be a Powder Puff Girl!"
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Powder is the finishing touch after makeup application. Read on to see how you can make the most out of the powder you use and learn tips to help you get it right every time.

"Skin Care Tips for Construction Workers!"
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The workplace of the blue-collar professional is not only difficult but damaging. Besides just using their hands excessively, their skin is open to exposure to the elements much more than the average American. This can lead to dry skin, premature aging, and a host of other skincare issues such as third degree burns and allergic contact dermatitis. Learn how to shield your skin from these and other dangers.

What are Stretch Marks?
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Stretch marks plague millions of Americans, who may wonder why these marks have shown up on the skin and what can be done to eliminate them. Surprisingly, the more educated we become about stretch marks, the easier they are to treat effectively.

Sunblock Through Software: Technology Tattles On Sun Damage
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Taking into consideration the fact that UVA and UVB rays affect our skin even when we are doing something simple like driving our car, technology is stepping in and leading the way with an innovative new method in discovering exactly how much the sun is impacting our skin and our health.

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