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19

Aug
2013

In Event
Short Story

By admin

“Nightshade” to be Featured in Apocalyptic/Dystopian Short Story Anthology

On 19, Aug 2013 | In Event, Short Story | By admin

Damon’s short story “Nightshade” made the shortlist for After the Fall, an Apocalyptic/Dystopian short story anthology from UK-based Almond Press.

AlmondPress

“Nightshade” describes civilization’s death rattle as we succumb to a curious and deadly pathogen concocted for biological warfare.

We’ll post updates as the book moves closer to publication. In the meantime, read more about Almond Press on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, or check out their blog.

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15

Apr
2013

In Event

By admin

Damon’s essay wins 2012 Web of Life Foundation contest

On 15, Apr 2013 | In Event | By admin

Each year, the Web of Life Foundation sponsors an essay contest looking for the best non-technical English language writing on themes related to socio-environmental issues. Damon’s essay Brown is Just as Important as Green was just awarded the Overall First Place Winner for 2012’s contest.

WOLFoundation is a non-profit organization aimed at encouraging dialog and fresh thinking on subjects related to socio-environmental questions.

Read more…

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26

Jan
2013

In Event
Non-Fiction Book
Play

By admin

Unearthed footage: “Shock & Awe” scene wins Manhattan Monologue Slam (January 2010)

On 26, Jan 2013 | In Event, Non-Fiction Book, Play | By admin

Why post something that happened three years ago?

In the first place, we never saw this before.

In the second place, actor Garrett Hendricks helped develop “Shock & Awe.” He’s a friend and an excellent artist, and you’ll like what he does with this role.

Thirdly, and most important by far: the problems faced by U.S. veterans returning from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to weigh heavily on the American spirit.

And what’s being done about it? Not nearly enough. Read more…

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10

Mar
2011

In Non-Fiction Book

By admin

Write a review of “My Two Chinas” and win a copy of “Tower Stories”

On 10, Mar 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

What a pleasant suprise!

Today I stopped into the Union Square Barnes and Noble here in good old NYC.

And what to my wandering eyes did appear? Copies of “My Two Chinas” stacked neatly on the New Non-fiction table, mere steps from the front door.

 

Why does this excite me? Because sales in the book biz and real estate share the same credo: location, location, location.

Of course reviews, reviews, reviews never hurt. And so…ahem…

I’ll send a copy of my first book, “Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11” to the first FIVE people who review “My Two Chinas.”  

Here’s all you have to do:

 

  • Purchase “My Two Chinas” and read it. 
  • Write a review – whatever your honest opinion is.
  • Post the review on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com, and…
  • Send a copy of the review to MyTwoChinas@gmail.com.

Please keep in mind:

 

  • Sorry, I can only mail books to addresses within the U.S.
  • U.S. P.O. boxes are fine.
  • When you send a copy of your review to MyTwoChinas@gmail.com, make sure your return e-mail address is valid. 

I’ll notify the first five people who send their reviews and ask for the address you want your book sent to. It’s that simple!

Have a good read!

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About “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” with Baiqiao Tang

My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” recounts my co-author Tang Baiqiao’s experiences as a student leader during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989; how he was subsequently hunted by the Chinese government and jailed for his pro-democracy activities; the physical and mental tortures he endured while in prison; his release, and eventual flight to the U.S.  

Despite living in exile these past 21 years, Tang Baiqiao has never relented in his campaign to bring human rights and freedom to his homeland, and throughout the world.  

“My Two Chinas” features a foreword by His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.   

Prof. Robert Thurman, noted expert on China and Tibet, will contribute an introduction.   

Jeff Widener, the world-renowned photojournalist and Pulitzer-finalist who took the iconic “Tank Man” photo has contributed a preface.  

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For a copy of the press release in Chinese, click here.  

For a copy of the press release in French, click here.  

For a copy of the press release in Dutch, click here.

To see a list of Advance Endorsements, click here.

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About Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11

 

“The only widely available oral history of 9/11 from the perspective of New Yorkers, this monumental work (originally released by Revolution in 2004) has been updated for the sixth anniversary of the national tragedy. In the weeks following the World Trade Center attack, DiMarco, in the tradition of Studs Terkel, wandered Manhattan collecting the stories of Gothamites who survived the collapse of the towers, came to help or simply bore witness-whether from elsewhere in the city, across the country or overseas . . . DiMarco’s contribution to the memory of that horrific day is enormous; the testimonies collected here form an amazing, one-of-a-kind account.” 

          STAR REVIEW from Publisher’s Weekly 

“. . .unique, a multitude of firsthand experiences preserved as few other 9/11 books have done. This second edition is expanded with many more photographs and with updates about a number of the witnesses interviewed. Recommended for all public and undergraduate libraries.” 

          Margaret Heilbrun for Library Journal 

“While the events of that day were tragic, inspirational reading experience. Most people experienced the terrorist attacks from a safe distance. Like me, many witnessed the events unfold on television. This book not only puts human faces with the events but also gives a glimpse into the rich culture of New Yorkers. While many of the contributors are obviously still struggling to come to grips with the events of that day, they are survivors, and for that reason, they have earned my admiration. Their stories need to be told and preserved as part of the historical record, and DiMarco does this in a compelling fashion.” 

          Journal of Folklore Research 

“I hope this book remains in print for a very long time to come, because everyone should read it. Our children should read it. With regard to 9/11, we-as a people-cannot allow a myth to take root. We must ground ourselves in our pain if we have any hope of moving forward. And move forward we must.” 

          Thomas Kean, Chairman, 9/11 Commission (From the Foreword of Tower Stories) 

“This book defends the understanding, as also the horror, of that day. We are indebted to Mr. DiMarco for the effort and for the editorial acuity.” 

          William F. Buckley, Jr. 

 

 

HostGator review

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15

Oct
2010

In Non-Fiction Book

By admin

Dalai Lama Issues Proclamation Endorsing “My Two Chinas”

On 15, Oct 2010 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet just issued a statement endorsing my latest book.

This statement, incredibly rare for His Holiness to make, will be used as the book’s foreword beside an introduction by Prof. Robert Thurman, noted expert on China and Tibet, and a preface by Jeff Widener, the world-renowned photojournalist and Pulitzer-finalist who took the iconic “Tank Man” photo.

My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” recounts my co-author Tang Baiqiao’s experiences as a student leader during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989; how he was subsequently hunted by the Chinese government and jailed for his pro-democracy activities; the physical and mental tortures he endured while in prison; his release, and eventual flight to the U.S.

Despite living in exile these past 21 years, Tang Baiqiao has never relented in his campaign to bring human rights and freedom to his homeland, and throughout the world.

As part of his statement, His Holiness cited the admiration he maintains for Chinese people who work toward a more open and democractic China. He notes that Tang Baiqiao’s story is emblematic of this struggle, and how important he believes it is for Tang’s story to be told.

The Dala Lama’s contribution to “My Two Chinas” seems especially poignant given the recent award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese dissident currently imprisoned by the Chinese Communist Party for his pro-democracy activities.

Prometheus Books will release “My Two Chinas” in hardcover (and e-book) in March, 2011.

You can download the publisher’s press release as a PDF by clicking here.

For a copy of the press release in Chinese, click here.

For a copy of the press release in French, click here.

For a copy of the press release in Dutch, click here.

To see a list of Advance Endorsements, click here.

HostGator review

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19

Feb
2010

In Play

By admin

My play “Shock & Awe” helps win the January 2010 Manhattan Monologue Slam

On 19, Feb 2010 | In Play | By admin

Congratulations to my friend Garrett Hendricks for winning the January 2010 Manhattan Monologue Slam using a piece from my play Shock & Awe (for more information on Shock & Awe, please see the Plays tab).

You can catch a video of Garrett’s winning performance by clicking here.

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