The St. Louis Jewish Light newspaper recognizes veterans’ stories

he St. Louis Jewish Light newspaper about Joe Regenbogen's nonfiction book, The Boys of Brookdale.

The St. Louis Jewish Light inspires their local community with their news and information. They are the award-winning newspaper of the Jewish community for St. Louis, and they publish print editions as well as online. With their motto being "Connecting the Community," The Light serves Regenbogen's book well for St. Louis.

The Boys of Brookdale tells of 16 stories from veterans living in a nursing home located in St. Louis. 

To read the review:

The Light

To purchase The Boys of Brookdale:

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“The Search for Identity in American Literature and Life”

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Dennis M. Clausen Ph.D. recently expanded in the psychology world with his new book, The Sins of Rachel Sims. Intrigued with the psychological themes of the novel, Psychology Today published his short essay, "The Search for Identity in American Literature and Life" to their website.

Psychology Today is a well-known magazine that publishes information about psychology, self-care, and academic findings. The magazine's website also helps readers find therapists, treatment facilitates, and other support near them.

The magazine recently reached out to Clausen to begin a discussion about his two fiction novels, The Sins of Rachel Sims and The Search for Judd McCarthy. Both books capture themes of women, psychology, identity, and mystery.

In the essay Clausen wrote for Psychology Today, he discusses finding identity through academic literature and how the characters in his book reflect psychological identities within themselves.

To read Clausen's essay:

The Search for Identity in American Literature and Life


For more information on the author:

Author Page


To purchase his books:

The Search for Judd McCarthy

The Sins of Rachel Sims

STL Sports Page interviews Jake Gronsky on “A Short Season”

 Sally Tippett Rains, of STL Sports Page, recently interviewed Jake Gronsky, a former St. Louis Cardinals baseball player, about the book A Short Season. This book, published through Sunbury Press, tells the inspirational story of Josiah Viera, a boy diagnosed with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria.

This interview allows Gronsky to narrate his baseball career and how he met Josiah Viera to then write the beloved book. This book describes Josiah's challenges as well as his hopes as a young child diagnosed with a terminal illness, but with a love for his family and baseball.

To read the article:

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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Reviews the Story of World War II Veterans!

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is known as the No. 1 St. Louis site for news, sports, and entertainment. Their website offers local breaking news, information, and special reports.

The Boys of Brookdale makes a good fit for their bookshelf of reviews because the nursing home where Joe Regenbogen interviewed the featured Veterans is located in St. Louis. Regenbogen's book tells the story of 16 Veterans, who lived through the Second World War. Levins, the reviewer, comments how people should cherish these 16 stories in Regenbogen's novel since three of the Veterans have unfortunately now passed.

Regenbogen also explained how these Veterans take great pride in knowing their story is being told to others.

To read the review and learn more information on the book:

St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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Haley Dean’s “Keep It Blue” is the Brown Posey Press bestseller for July

Haley Dean’s “Keep It Blue” is the Brown Posey Press bestseller for July

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1 Keep It Blue Haley Dean Personal Memoir
2 6 Contemporary Photo Impressionists T K McCoy Art
3 4 Shitepoke Michael Barton Literary Fiction
4 NEW Happiness Is in the Kitchen Giulio Alberoni Culinary History
5 3 The Search for Judd McCarthy Dennis Clausen Literary Fiction
“Living in the Afterlife” by Michele Livingston repeats as the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for July

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7 How to Achieve Peace of Mind Dorsman & Davis Meditation
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9 4 Pythagoras the Mathemagician Karim el Koussa Historical Fiction
10 9 Soaring Minds Journal & Workbook Michelle Hoffer Self-Help
Romine’s “Keeper of the Crows” returns to #1 at Hellbender Books for July

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Bridget Smith’s Civil War-era murder mystery “Where Elephants Fought” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for July

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15 Had a Dying Fall Joan West Murder Mystery
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17 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical
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“Gettysburg Eddie” reigns as the Sunbury Press bestseller for July

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1 2 Gettysburg Eddie Lawrence Knorr Baseball
2 1 A Short Season Jake Gronsky & David Bohner Sports Memoir
3 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
4 9 The Boys from Brookdale Joe Regenbogen Biography
5 13 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
6 Joseph Priestley: Letters to the Inhabitants of Northumberland John L. Moore History
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18 21 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History
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Regenbogen interviews WW2 from same nursing home

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Discover 16 Brookdale residents, who survived through World War II, and learn of the Holocaust, prisoners, aviation, and other battles. 

The author seeks media interviews on this important topic or reviews or mentions of his book in the media.

Book overview

Sixteen Amazing Stories from the Second World War Discovered in One Senior-Living Facility.

Of the 16 million people who served in the Second World War, perhaps less than half a million are still alive (as of this writing). Regrettably, these veterans are currently dying at a rate of approximately 500 per day. Brookdale Creve Coeur is a local senior living facility in the suburbs of St. Louis that houses a number of these veterans. It also happens to be where the author's 85-year-old father recently moved. Places like Brookdale contain a treasure trove of remarkable and inspiring stories from World War Two.

For this book, the author interviewed 16 Brookdale residents with memories from the Second World War and have written their stories into the chapters of this book. Among their accounts are a B-24 pilot shot down over the Pacific, two veterans from the Battle of the Bulge, a WAVE, a prisoner-of-war, and a Holocaust survivor.


About the Author

Joe Regenbogen is currently a retired high school history teacher. For the last four years, however, he has continued teaching American History part-time in a program for exceptionally gifted 7th and 8th-grade students. At the end of their two years with Joe, these students take the AP exam in U.S. History and so far, they have all done well enough to earn college credit. Since Joe no longer teaches all day, he has taken up writing as a rewarding way to spend his extra time. Vernon Press published his first book entitled Questioning History.

Book review

The Boys of Brookdale

Outstanding book! You won't be able to put it down! Wonderful stories of 16 WW II Veterans (living at Brookdale along with the authors father) who share their experiences and life lessons…”

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by Joe Regenbogen


Trade paperback - 6 x 9 x 2


218 Pages

HISTORY / Military / World War II



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