John D. Lukacs, Author of Escape From Davao
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October 30, 2013: If you are anywhere in or near the Abilene, Texas area, please consider joining us for the world premiere of the documentary film, 4-4-43: Lieutenant Colonel William Edwin Dyess and The Greatest Story of the War in the Pacific, at the Paramount Theatre on Thursday, November 14, at 7 p.m.  

October 9, 2013:  Re-take Attu and Kiska and re-live the only WWII campaign fought on U.S. soil - the fight for the Aleutian Islands - in John D. Lukacs's new "Time Travel" article, "Island-Hopping Campaign," which appears in the November/December 2013 issue of World War II Magazine. On newsstands now!

July 13, 2013: Guns, eagles, bunkers, battlefields, birds and whales - check out photos and videos from John D. Lukacs's recent research expedition to the Aleutian Islands on his new official Flickr photostream.  

June 15, 2013: Lights...camera...action! It's finally here - the first look at 4-4-43, the forthcoming PBS documentary film on the story of Lt. Col. William Edwin Dyess and the Davao POW escape!

May 24, 2013: I have some sad news to report - the last of the 12 Davao escapees, Col. Jack Hawkins, USMC (Ret.), passed away in Fredericksburg, Virginia last Friday and was laid to rest at Quantico National Cemetery today.  Hawkins, a gentleman, officer, patriot and humble hero, was 96. Without Hawkins's invaluable aid, Escape From Davao would not have been possible.  I feel honored to have known Hawkins and to have been able to call him a friend.  Rest in Peace, Col. Hawkins, Semper Fi and thanks for everything!

April 1, 2013: Climb aboard a B-25 bomber in the Southwest Pacific Theater in April 1942 and take part in one of World War II's most incredible secret missions by checking out John D. Lukacs's "Forgotten Valor," the cover story in the new issue of World War II Magazine, on newsstands today, April 1!

March 23, 2013: Newsflash: MacArthur returns...to the silver screen! Keep up with the latest news and commentary on all things Pacific War-related with John D. Lukacs's blog, The Last Swashbuckler.  
January 24, 2013: Last April at the 70th anniversary commemoration reunion at the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, OH, John D. Lukacs interviewed four of the five surviving Doolittle Raiders. Check out his chronicle of their incredible recollections in the March/April issue of World War II Magazine.  On newsstands February 1! 

September 17, 2012: Journey to the famed fortress island of Corregidor with John Lukacs's "Return to the Rock," a World War II Magazine Time Travel chronicle of his visit to the storied Pacific war battlefield.  On newsstands October 1!

August 1, 2012:  For rare, unique and unpublished photographs, videos, wartime propaganda posters, official military documents, reports and other media related to Escape From Davao, please check out and "like" the official Escape From Davao Facebook page!

April 9, 2012: Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Fall of Bataan.  Tune your radio dials back to April 9, 1942 and listen to a rare recording of the surrender announcement on the "Voice of Freedom," the USAFFE radio station on the island of Corregidor, on the official Escape From Davao Facebook page

March 30, 2012: Mix yourself a Singapore Sling and check out the new May/June 2012 issue of World War II Magazine, which includes John Lukacs's "Echoes of Empire," a Time Travel chronicle of his 2011 visit to Singapore and its World War II historic sites.  On newsstands now! 

February 24, 2012: Since Hollywood's highest honors - the Oscars - will be handed out this Sunday, a fitting Friday exercise is playing casting director. What stars would you like to see in a feature film version of Escape From Davao? Visit the official Escape From Davao Facebook page to cast your votes! 

February 12, 2012: The first blog entry of 2012 is up!

February 1, 2012: Footage from the October 20, 2011 Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania "Tribute To Veterans" event at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, PA, during which John D. Lukacs accepted the Senator John Heinz Community Advocate Award, is now available for viewing on YouTube and the official Escape From Davao Facebook page. Check it out!

November 29, 2011: The January/February 2012 issue of World War II Magazine, now on newsstands, includes John Lukacs's "A Lost Battle Found," a Time Travel chronicle of his visit to Hong Kong. 

October 25, 2011: Today is the 95th birthday of Col. Jack Hawkins, the last surviving Dapecol escapee!

October 21, 2011: Check out this story in today's Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on last night's Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania event at Carnegie Music Hall.  

July 29, 2011:  Please check out the September/October issue of World War II Magazine (on newsstands Monday, August 1), which includes John Lukacs's newest original feature story - advertised on the cover as "Pan Am - America's secret weapon" - on the incredible, yet little-known role of Pan American Airways and it's pioneering president, Juan Trippe, in the Allied victory in WWII. 

July 8, 2011: Timeless Media Group's new documentary, Hell in the Pacific: Prisoners of the Japanese, which features an extended interview with John D. Lukacs, is now available!

June 22, 2011: Check out the feature story on John Lukacs in today's edition of the Arizona Republic!

June 9, 2011: Check the Events page for the latest updates about John Lukacs's upcoming event in Phoenix!

April 26, 2011: 
The Events page is updated!

April 1, 2011: www.johndlukacs.com has a new look!

February 23, 2011: The Spring/Summer 2011 book tour for the paperback release of Escape From Davao - coming soon! 

February 1, 2011: On newsstands today is the March/April issue of World War II Magazine,which includes John Lukacs's latest story, a "Time Travel" look at the island of Guadalcanal, site of one of the most important battles of the Pacific war, nearly 70 years later. 

January 19, 2011: Check out the new cover artwork for the Penguin/NAL Caliber trade paperback version of Escape From Davao -coming to a book store near you on May 3. 

November 30, 2010: The Penguin/NAL Caliber trade paperback release date for Escape From Davao is May 3, 2011.

September 1, 2010: The blog is back!

July 29, 2010: On newsstands now is the September/October issue of World War II Magazine,which includes John Lukacs's feature story entitled "Triumph on Bataan," the tale of the virtually unknown, yet strategically important Battle of the Points - in which Ed Dyess, the main character of Escape From Davao plays an integral part - on Bataan in early 1942. 

July 24, 2010: Read Geoffrey Melada's piece, "A Great Escape," on John Lukacs and Escape From Davao in the August issue of Pittsburgh Magazine!

July 9, 2010: Tune into KDKA-TV's KD-PG Sunday Edition on July 11 at 11:30 a.m. EST to watch John discuss Escape From Davao and the Pacific war!

June 25, 2010: Escape From Davao is on Facebook!

June 18, 2010: Tune into C-SPAN2 on Sunday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. EST to watch John's Book TV presentation on Escape From Davao!

May 28, 2010: Check out John's guest appearance on today's Better Mornings Atlanta

May 7, 2010: John Lukacs' book tour stop at the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, VA on June 5 will be filmed for an upcoming episode of Book TV on C-SPAN2.

April 28, 2010: Escape From Davao will be published on May 11, 2010.