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HISTORY OF WAR (UK) - Dec 29, 2016: "The result of the author’s endless energy and determination is a compelling story, with more than a few devastating twists. A brief tale it may be, spanning just more than 180 pages, but this is very far from being a little book." (issue #37) Read full review here.

THE LADY (UK) - (Nov 25, 2016): "A moving tribute -- and a masterful account of PoW experiences in the Pacific." Read full review here.

ASIA TIMES (HK) by Joyce Lau (Oct 22, 2016): "...this is a polished project. The paperback ... is well-written and supplemented with maps and photographs." A navy officer’s journey from the South to prisoner of war

AMAZON REVIEWS (click here)

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VIRGINIA FIRST TV (Nov 11, 2016) - "Veterans honored at D-Day Memorial"

WNAV RADIO - (Nov 17, 2016) - Radio Interview on WNAV 1450 (Annapolis) with Donna Cole via this Youtube link

ARTIST FIRST RADIO NETWORK - Interview with Tony Kay

CHARLIE BIRNEY PODCAST INTERVIEW - Episode 35: Minter Dial and "The Last Ring Home" via Soundcloud


MAINLINE TIMES in Philadelphia PA (Oct 28 2016) - "World War II film 'The Last Ring Home' at Bryn Mawr Film Institute Nov. 8" by Linda Stein: "[a] compelling true story."

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER (Nov 6 2016) - "Ring Comes Full Circle," by Kristin Holmes

CAPITAL GAZETTE (Nov 9 2016) - "Author discusses journey of finding grandfather's lost Naval Academy class ring" by Meredith Newman: "Dial's story is one of hope and intrigue.... He'd love to make it into a feature film and envisions actor Tom Hanks playing an important role."

BALTIMORE SUN (Nov 9 2016) - "Author discusses journey..."

ROANOKE TIMES (Nov 11 2016) - "Veterans Day at National D-Day Memorial in Bedford"

THE VIRGINIAN PILOT (Oct 30, 2016) - "How a POW's ring made it home from a Japanese camp"

SATURDAY EVENING POST (Sep 8, 2016) - "The Last Ring Home"



Minter's Ring, The Story of One World War II POW, was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Gilbert King. Gilbert is the author of Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2013. A New York Times bestseller, the book was also named runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for non-fiction and was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime.  

This Smithsonian article was published August 2, 2011, and was apparently* the second most read article that year. 

The Smithsonian article was translated into Chinese by miffy1013 on a featured page on the social media platform Yeeyan (在中国文字).

*According to Smithsonian staff.
N.B. After a migration of the site, the social sharing numbers were eliminated.