In The Media
Unique press articles, radio interviews and TV appearances, podcasts, vidcasts, blogs and Other Mentions (scroll down)
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): A navy officer’s journey from the South to prisoner of war: "...this is a polished project. The paperback ... is well-written and supplemented with maps and photographs."
AMAZON REVIEWS (click here)
ON TELEVISION / RADIO
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
IN THE PRESS
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"
SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE (2011)
MINTER'S RING BY GILBERT KING
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.
*According to Smithsonian staff.
N.B. After a migration of the site, the social sharing numbers were eliminated.
OTHER ARTICLES IN THE PRESS
PODCASTS AND VIDCASTS
IMAGE THINK (Sophisticated Marketer podcast with Linkedin’s Jason Miller) Jan 2018
Alumnet Interview with Christopher Stebbings
Guest on Charlie Birney's Launch Podcast
Guest on Breakfast with Bronsen (on YouTube)
David Yakir interview (podcast and radio show)
Guest on ArtistFirst2.com Radio Network (hour long interview with Tony Kay)
BLOGS AND WRITE-UPS
Yale Class of 1987 - May 28 2017
Chester Ramblings (by Carla Zamebelli) - Nov 8 2016
“a wrenching and incredible sad story… When teaching American history, we don’t have the time to get into these stories, whites what hiSTORY should be about."
Cape May article - published online, this article originally appeared in the August 2009 issue of Cape May Magazine.
What making a WWII Documentary taught me about storytelling - Greg Verdino&Co
The Little Tug That Could - The Bataan Campaign, a site in honor of Private First Class Denicio (Denisio) Macogay, 45th Infantry Regiment (Philippine Scouts), and all the other the brave Filipino and American defenders of the Philippines in World War II.
Writing Personal Stories About War on Dying, Surviving or Aging with Grace - March 25 2015
References and mentions across the web
I was honored to be voted Alumnus of the Month, November 2016, by my high school, The Hotchkiss School. See the write-up here.
Free Republic - Free Republic is an online gathering place for independent grass-roots conservatism on the web.
The Browser - N.B. Link no longer free to view.
THE STORY CITED IN LISTS:
American POWs of Japan - regarding the November 9 screening in Washington, DC at the US Navy Memorial Foundation
Linda V Dahl - Lt Cdr Minter Dial's - Annapolis Ring (Great Story & Site)
Ace of Spades HQ - scroll down to the story,"The Story of the Naval Academy Ring Found in Korea"
Wave Tops - Annapolis Academy Alumni newsletter
Yale Alumni Magazine - Yale 1959