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The Last Jump A Novel of World War II

by John E. Nevola

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SITE HISTORY

Site History Last Updated: 9 June 2017

 

 

 30 May 2017 - The Memorial Day giveaway resulted in 870 free downloads of The Last Jump

 

 1 April 2017 - The Last Jump achieved the 1,000th audio download milestone. 

8 Dec 2016 - With Colonel Oliver North at the Annual Defenders of Freedom Dinner at the Army Navy Country Club in Washington D.C.

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8 Dec 2016 - Colonel North is the co-founder of Freedom Alliance and has been a great supporter of the Last Jump.

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8 Dec 2016 - Ollie asked about the sequal to The Last Jump. I explained The Final Flag should be published by this time next year.

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8 Dec 2016 - With FOX News contributor Pete Hegseth at the Annual Defenders of Freedom Dinner at the Army Navy Country Club in Washington D.C.

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6 June 2016 - In remembrance of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, the eBook version of the THE LAST JUMP was given away FREE on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 on Amazon.com. Click here - to purchase the audio version, hardcopy or softcopy. Makes a great Father's Day gift as well as a great Christmas present. All profits donated to The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund.

 

16 Aug 2015 - The Last Jump has been named the winner in the Historical Fiction category of the 2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards.

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15 Jun 2015 - In remembrance of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, the eBook version of the THE LAST JUMP was given away FREE on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015. There were 2,193 free downloads worldwide. Click here - to purchase the eBook.

 

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund 2014 Results

Students on Scholarship: 302

Tution Paid for: 1.3 Million

Students Graduated: 55

Freedom Alliance

 

 

11 Dec 2014 - With Ollie North at the Annual Defenders of Freedom Dinner at the Army Navy Club in Washington D.C.

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" A great story of war, love and sacrifice set in the drama of World War II. A must read for all who revere our warriors and the nation they serve. "

-- LtCol Oliver L. North, USMC (Ret.)

 

28 May 2014 - In remembrance of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, the eBook version of the THE LAST JUMP was given away FREE on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014. There were 4,308 FREE downloads. - click here - to purchase the eBook.

 

4 May 2014 - In remembrance and honor of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, the eBook version of the award winning, breakout book, THE LAST JUMP will be available for free downloads from Amazon.com on Memorial Day 2014. Only on 26 May 2014 - click here - for your free download.

 

05 Apr 2014 - " Many thanks for The Last Jump and helping America's Heroes. "

-- LtCol Oliver L. North, USMC (Ret.)

 

 

14 Feb 2014 - " The Last Jump is a great read. I recommend it 100%. Thank you John Nevola for writing a great book. I felt it in my heart and it renewed my respect for our soldiers and what they give up for us. "

-- Karen Heflin - (Facebook)

 

 

03 Jan 2013 - " A fantastic book. I could not put it down. "

-- Frederick Wiseman - (Facebook)

 

 

20 Jul 2013 - "(The) story was great, it really was; he did an amazing job. He actually took me into combat for the 2nd time."

-- Terry Cotter (former Marine)

 

 

7 May 2013 - In honor of those who have served our country in the ETO, the eBook version of the award winning, breakout book, THE LAST JUMP was available free from Amazon on VE Day. 6,151 eBooks were given away.

 

29 Mar 2013 - We are pleased to announce the audiobook version of The Last Jump - A Novel of World War II. It can be purchased from Amazon, Audible and iTunes. This award-winning book is currently ranked #25 on Amazon's customer rated historical fiction list and has been as high as #1. The e-Book version of The Last Jump will be free on May 7 to commemorate the 68th anniversary of Victory in Europe.

 

 

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27 Mar 2013- AUDIO BOOK (NEW!)

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21 Dec 2012 - Latest 5 STAR Review - John Hiatt: "I have the privilege of teaching a US History class at the local community college. I chose this book for extra reading beyond the textbook. I believe that Mr. Nevola did an excellent job in tying together rather robust plots. The history and detail are wonderful. The relationships are great. The social issues are well represented. I loved the mystery at the end. I believe that it gives students a good feel for what it was like back in this time. Superb job Mr. Nevola. I applaud you for your passion and bringing an absolutely terrific novel to this country that so desperately needs the message you gave. My students have gained greatly from it. It should be a movie."

 

10 Dec 2012 - The Last Jump continues to be highly ranked in the historical fiction category on amazon.com

Click here for the most current customer rating.

3 free books

 

11 Nov 2012 - In honor of those who have served our country, the eBook version of the award winning, breakout book, THE LAST JUMP was available free from Amazon on Veteran's Day and The Marine Corps birthday. 8,093 eBooks were given away.

 

5 Nov 2012 - In honor of those who have served our country, the eBook versions of the award winning, breakout book, THE LAST JUMP and the equally compelling book THE HIDDEN LEGACY OF WWII will be FREE on Amazon.com all weekend Nov 10-11, 2012. 10 Nov is the birthday of the Marine Corps and 11 Nov is Veterans Day. Read about The Last Jump on this website. In The Hidden Legacy of World War II: A Daughter's Journey of Discovery, Carol Schultz Vento weaves the true story of Dutch Schultz, her paratrooper father, into the larger narrative of the homecoming of the Greatest Generation. The eBooks can be read on any Kindle device or PC with a free Kindle reading app. Please pass this along to your friends and family. You can't beat FREE! Have a safe, reflective and appreciative Veterans Day and Semper Fi.

 

2 Oct 2012 - "An amazing job and a tremendous effort by a talented writer."

-- Lt. Col. James "Maggie" Megellas, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

Most decorated officer of the 82nd Airborne Division and author of All The Way To Berlin.

 

 

IN MEMORIUM

29 Sep 2012 - Red was a great American hero who left us too soon.

A public memorial service was held for S/Sgt Red Falvey at the Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle PA, on Saturday 29 Sep 2012.

Red Testimonial

 

 

29 Sep 2012 - Highlights of a touching service honoring the beloved paratrooper.

A picture-poster was set up showing Red, his awards and dog Ami.

 

His boots, helmet, rifle and the hat he always wore serve as a focal point for the service.

The flag is flown in on a tribute jump to Red.

His flag is folded in the traditional manner by members of the Ranger Group.

The flag is presented to his son.

 

 

 

27 Aug 2012 - Click here to listen to the radio interview from The Author's Show which aired on 27 Aug 2012.

Author's Show Website

 

 

18 Jul 2012 - The Last Jump is rated #1 in the historical fiction category on amazon.com

Click here for the most current customer rating.

3 free books

 

 

18 Jul 2012 - The Last Jump was rated #1 in the historical fiction category on amazon.com

3 free books

Click here for the most current customer rating.

 

9 Jul 2012 - Click here to listen to the radio interview from Military Mom Radio (TOGINET) which aired on 9 Jul 2012.

Military Mom Website

 

 

 30 Jun 2012 - $8,510 has been donated to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund to date.

 

 

  28 Jun 2012 - The Last Jump ranks #2,532 in the entire Kindle store of over 1 million eBooks.

  #8 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > History > Military > World War II.

  #17 in Books > History > Military > World War II.

  #90 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Historical.

 

 

25 May 2012 - In respectful honor of the fallen, the eBook version of the award-winning book, THE LAST JUMP, was FREE on Amazon.com all day on Memorial Day, 28 May 2012. There were 20,360 free downloads.

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  16 May 2012 - The Last Jump remains in the top 100 in the Kindle Bookstore--> History--> Military--> World War II genre since April 2011 at # 78.

 

 

 5 May 2012 - The Blair County Historical Society of Altoon, PA conducted a World War II weekend. The author presented some interesting aspects of the history of the War before signing books. See the Photo Gallery for more pictures and the Blair County Historical Website for more information.

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 31 Mar 2012 - $4,774 donated to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund to date.

 

 29 Feb 2012 - The Last Jump remains in the top 100 in the Kindle Bookstore--> History--> Military--> World War II genre since April 2011 at # 98.

 

 

 28 Jan 2012 - The author at the Battle of the Bulge Reenactment at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA for the annual Battle of the Bulge Reenactment. Here is the author with World War II veterans the late Red Falvey and Emmett Lang. Click the photo to see more pictures of the event.

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 7 Feb 2012 - National D-Day Memorial Book Store in Bedford, VA. now stocks The Last Jump.

 

 

 31 Dec 2011 - $3,994 donated to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund to date.

 

 14 Dec 2011 - The Last Jump is now available to borrow from the Kindle Online Lending Library, free for Amazon Prime Members.

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8 Dec 2011 - The Freedom Alliance foundation hosted their annual Defenders of Freedom Award Dinner. Nearly 400 people saw Navy Captain Perry "Pete" Van Hooser receive the Defender of Freedom Award for his lifetime of service to our country. The event was held at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Author is pictured with Col. Ollie North, Co-founder and Honorary Chairman of Freedom Alliance.

See the Photo Gallery for more pictures.

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29 Nov 2011 - World War II Foundation sponsored an evening with Bill (Guarnere) and Babe (Heffron) at the Union League in Philadelphia. The event raised funds for the Richard D. Winters Leadership Project, which plans to erect a statue in Ste. Marie du Mont on 6 Jun 2012. While the statue will bear the likeness of Major Winters, he insisted the statue be dedicated to all combat leaders who served in Normandy. Here is the author with his daughter/editor Robin Bloom and Bill Guarnere from Easy Company - 506 PIR. See the Photo Gallery for more pictures of the event.

 

WWII Foundation

 

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13 Nov 2011 - The Last Jump named Best Book of 2011 in the Historical Fiction genre by Branson Stars and Flags

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 The Last Jump was awarded Best Book of 2011 in the Historical Fiction category by Branson Stars and Flags. Read the breakout book everyone is reading! Available in hardcover, softcover and Kindle ($9.99).

Proceeds assist families of the fallen.

 

 11 Nov 2011 - Click here to listen to the radio interview from WRNJ 1050 which aired on Veterans Day.

 

 31 Oct 2011 - The Last Jump remains in the top 100 in the Kindle Bookstore --> History --> Military --> World War II genre for 6th consecutive month.

 

 28 Oct 2011 - "Great job, great book! Thanks for telling the story and adding the homefront and loved ones left behind to keep the USA strong during the war." -- Brenda Carlan - Executive Director - Currahee Memorial Museum

 

 24 Oct 2011- "The Last Jump is a fascinating novel. The author builds suspense by flashing back and forth to World War II as he tells the story of a son searching to find the true story of his father's service record. The book is well written, the action accounts are gripping, and all in all a good read. I thoroughly enjoyed the book." -- Emmett Lang - WWII Veteran and Author of Always A Soldier.

 

 15 Oct 2011 - The author was at the Army Heritage Ctr. Carlisle, PA on Oct 15 signing books from 11am -2PM.

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 5 Oct 2011 - An article by John E. Nevola published in the December 2011 Edition of America in World War II is on newstands now. Revenge of the Pearl Harbor Survivors is only $2.99 and available on amazon.com, bn.com and smashwords.com.

 

 25 Aug 2011 - Look for an article by John E. Nevola published in the December 2011 edition of America in World War II - Revenge of the Pearl Harbor Survivors.

 

 25 Aug 2011 - The Last Jump stays in the top 100 in the Kindle Bookstore --> History --> Military --> World War II genre for 4th consecutive month.

 

27 Jul 2011 - The Last Jump named a 2010 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award Finalist

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 13 Jul 2011 - Added the book "Between The lines - Letters From a 101st Airborne Paratrooper" to recommended reading list in the LINKS tab.

 

 5 Jul 2011 - The Last Jump moved up in the Kindle Bookstore --> History --> Americas --> United States --> 20th Century genre to #40.

 

 28 Jun 2011 - The Last Jump is now available through the Google Books Partner Program.

 

 28 Jun 2011 - The Last Jump begins serialization in Guns & Patriots E-Magazine.

 

 26 Jun 2011 - The Last Jump broke into the top 100 in the Kindle Bookstore --> History --> Military --> WWII genre at #50.

 

12 Jun 2011 - Appeared at WORDS Bookstore (179 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ).There was a short discussion and a selective reading of The Last Jump followed by a Q&A session and book signing.

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 30 May 2011 - Click for a Memorial Day Tribute to WWII Servicemen and Servicewomen

Salute to WWII Vets

 

20 May 2011 - The author with NASCAR legend Ward Burton and active duty troops and veterans at the American Heroes recognition event. The event was held at the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation refuge at The Cove in Halifax County, Virginia.

 

The author with NASCAR legend Ward Burton.

 Click to read an article from The Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation website

 You can also read an article copied with permission from a local newspaper.

 And finally a writeup from the Freedom Alliance website.

 

4 May 2011 - Recommended independent film for those interested in airborne operations in the Second World War.

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 21 Apr 2011 - Became available from the Smashwords Website for the SONY,APPLE and PALM reading devices. ScrollMotion also distributes it as a single-book app.

 

 31 Mar 2011 - $1,190 donated to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund thru March 2011.

 

 17 Feb 2011 - The Last Jump became available from the Barnes & Noble website for the NOOK, NOOKcolor, iPad, iPhone, PC and Android.

 

29 Jul 2010 - The Last Jump was published in hardcover, softcover and Kindle versions.

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