Lieutenant Colonel Oliver L.
North, USMC (ret.) “is a combat-decorated Marine, author, founder of a small business, inventor who holds three U.S.
patents, syndicated columnist and former candidate for the United States Senate. Assigned to the National Security Council
staff in the Reagan Administration, North was involved in planning the rescue of 804 medical students on the island of Grenada
and played a major role in the daring capture of the hijackers of the cruise ship Achille Lauro. After helping plan the U.S.
raid on Muammar Qaddafi's terrorist bases in Libya, North was targeted for assassination by Abu Nidal, the world's
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver
L. North is the author of War Stories: Operation Iraqi Freedom; War Stories III: The Heroes Who Defeated Hitler;
Under Fire: An American Story; and, The Jericho Sanction. He is also a co-author of Mission Compromised;
American Heroes: In the Fight Against Radical Islam; The Assassins; A Greater Freedom: Stories of Faith from Operation Iraqi
Freedom; and, True Freedom: The Liberating Power of Prayer.
The Library Journal said of Mission
Compromised, “North's debut thriller, the first of a three-novel series, is set in the mid-1990s and
revolves around Maj. Peter J. Newman, a U.S. Marine assigned to a top-secret National Security Council staff position at the
White House. (Guess whose old job and office Newman occupies.) Newman is ordered to coordinate a covert operation to eliminate
a group of international law breakers including Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. When the mission is compromised, Newman
and his personnel are left hanging, and a series of events unfolds exposing God's hand in Newman's life. While there
will be strong demand from North's legion of fans and where T. Davis Bunn is popular, this novel is an irritating act
of hubris. By having his character conveniently discover evidence that proves North acted with the full authority of the White
House in the Iran-Contra scandal, the author uses fiction to clear his muddied name and get his version of the truth out to
Publisher’s Weekly said of War
Stories: Operation Iraqi Freedom, “North is a retired Marine infantry veteran of Vietnam and was a key
player in the Iran-Contra affair. This book is a mostly workmanlike presentation of his experiences as a war correspondent
for FOX (which shares copyright on this book) as the U.S. invaded Iraq. Any political uproar it may cause is likely to stem
largely from Pavlovian responses to the name of the author, a response that ignores that he has written both fiction and nonfiction
as well as having been a Marine officer. So it is hardly surprising that he does excellent work covering a Marine aviation
unit, one appointed to transport assault troops and evacuate wounded in aging helicopters-never without risk and sometimes
with bloody incidents. These are vividly and knowledgeably described, as is the Marines' courage and professionalism.
Nor is it surprising to witness the empathy between a retired Marine about to become a grandfather and younger Marines about
to see combat. The briefer coverage of the armored units of the 4th Infantry Division is a little frustrating, and the polemics
against antiwar journalists and politicians, while unlikely to offend readers who share the author's views, feel redundant.
So does the capsule history of Iraq in the appendix, although well-written enough to give the author credibility as a popular
historian. Even the larger issue of the linkage between a correspondent, a network and a publisher who are all politically
simpatico can hardly be made into anything especially sinister without the same kind of political partisanship that the book
exhibits in its less inspiring moments.”
The Library Journal said of Under
Fire: An American Story, “Written in secret as if it were a covert operation, then suddenly released,
this is unquestionably the "event" book of the year. Here, finally, we might expect to get answers to our questions
about what became known as "Iran-contra." Was Marine Lieutenant Colonel North a "loose cannon" on the
National Security Council, making U.S. foreign policy on his own? And just what did President Reagan really know about Iran-contra?
North writes that Reagan "knew everything" about Iran-contra's covert operations. So too did Vice President
Bush. Unfortunately, there is no specific document in the book proving that. What there is, however, is a preponderance of
material that leads to an inevitable conclusion: North was a hard-working, well-trained, loyal Marine incapable of undertaking
a covert operation without approval by his superiors. For the first time, we hear of and read a document sent to Reagan by
North's lawyers, setting forth a sound legal argument for a presidential pardon for North. The letter, we learn, was never
acknowledged. There are a number of such chilling moments in this important book.”
According to the description
of The Jericho Sanction, “When his cover is blown and his wife is kidnapped in Jerusalem,
Lt Col Peter Newman realizes he may have to pay a catastrophic price for his participation in a secret government mission
to uncover Iraqi nuclear weapons.
has always been willing to put his life on the line for his country. As concern that Iraq may already possess nuclear weapons
grows, he once again puts America first and agrees to undertake a clandestine mission to uncover the weapons. But when his
cover is blown and his wife is kidnapped in Jerusalem, Newman discovers that his courage has put more than just his own life
Matters become even more complicated
when Israel discovers that Iraq has nukes, and plans a pre–emptive strike on Baghdad with Jericho missiles – an
event that could have unprecedented consequences. Newman is the only man who knows all of the pieces to the puzzle, and the
only one experienced and brave enough to prevent full–scale nuclear war. But as time ticks away, will he be able to
both save his wife and prevent Armageddon, or will he have to make a terrible choice?”
According to the description
of The Assassins, “With this suspenseful, action-packed finale, Oliver North concludes the
trilogy that has included his best-selling novels Mission Compromised and The Jericho Sanction.
In 2007, soon after the sixth
anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America, Jihadists attack multiple targets in Saudi Arabia, destroying oil pumping
equipment, crippling pipelines, and assassinating most of the royal family. In the U.S., gas prices soar to over $6 a gallon
along with hyper-inflation across the world financial markets. "Non-business travel" in the U.S. is limited to no
more than 500 miles per week.
The UN Security Council authorizes
an international intervention force, and in a closed session of Congress the "Assassination Bill" is introduced.
General Peter Newman is assigned to head a new "Threat Mitigation Unit," and he is given authority to recruit and
train up to 100 specialists for the ominous task at hand--to assassinate terrorists.
It is discovered Iranians plan to detonate a nuke in Washington. Newman and a team are
dispatched and a chase across Europe and international waters ensues. Newman hunts his illusive nemesis to Mexico and Cuba,
but the Iranians have a backup plan in place and ready a plane repainted as a FedEx cargo jet and armed with a nuclear weapon--headed
According to the description of War
Stories III: The Heroes Who Defeated Hitler, “It was the Greatest Generation’s greatest moment:
when heroes at home and abroad united in common purpose as soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines, under the leadership of
generals like Patton, Eisenhower, Marshall, and Bradley, rescued Europe from the tyranny and genocide of Adolf Hitler.
According to the description
of American Heroes: In the Fight Against Radical Islam, “What is a Hero? New York Times best-selling
author Oliver North says, “Real heroes are selfless. Those who serve America in harm’s way in the war against
radical Islam have that quality in abundance. And so do their families and loved ones at home. Yet, they rarely get the attention
or coverage they deserve.
“Despite the way they are
presented by too many in the press and politics, the men and women in uniform today are overwhelmingly good. I never cease
to be amazed at the self-discipline of these brave young Americans. They can endure the adrenaline-pumping violence of an
enemy engagement, and then, just minutes later, help school children get safely to their classes . . . No nation—ours
included—has ever had a military force better than the one we have today. I’m proud of them. You should be too.”
In American Heroes (a New York Times,
Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post best seller), North offers an inspiring, first-hand account of the extraordinary
men and women defending America against radical Islamic terror from his perspective as a forty year member of the United States
military, a member of the National Security Council staff and serving as the U.S. government’s counter-terrorism coordinator
from 1983-1986. This patriotic book also pulls in new reports and exclusive full-color photographs from War Stories, the award-winning
FOX News Channel series hosted by North.”
According to the description
of True Freedom: The Liberating Power of Prayer, “This original approach to prayer shows how
it leads us to the powerful freedom that is ours in Christ. Honorary National Day of Prayer chairman Oliver North illustrates
the freeing effects of prayer through engaging stories and scriptural truths. Seven key points describe how prayer helps us
escape disconnectedness, anxiety, and sin - and frees us to hear God's voice and to become what we were meant to be. With
the powerful biblical concept of freedom in their minds and hearts, readers will come away motivated as never before to spend
time with God in prayer.
Do you see prayer as a burden? Does
it tie up your time? Take another look. Prayer may be your way out of captivity. Sharing his personal experiences and the
engaging stories of others, Lt Col Oliver L. North USMC (Ret.) uses scriptural truths to illustrate the powerful liberating
effects of prayer. As you escape isolation, deception, anxiety, and sin in your own life, you’ll
find freedom to fulfill God’s great purpose for you.”
According to the description
of A Greater Freedom: Stories of Faith from Operation Iraqi Freedom, “As an embedded Fox News
correspondent during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Oliver North witnessed first hand the courage and spirit of the men and women
of America’s armed forces.
crafts an intensely personal foreword in A Greater Freedom: Stories of Faith from Operation Iraqi Freedom, a moving tribute
to those who put their lives on the line for one another, as well as the Iraqi people. Told by Sara Horn, whose reporting
took her aboard the USS Harry S. Truman during the height of the conflict, the stories offer a rare glimpse into the spiritual
side of the battlefield.
In War Stories III:
The Heroes Who Defeated Hitler, Marine combat veteran Lt. Colonel Oliver North gives you a chance to revisit
the front lines with infantrymen slugging their way up the boot of Italy, bomber pilots threading the shell bursts over Germany,
and sailors of the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marine dueling German U-Boats in the icy Atlantic. The whole panoramic spectacle
of the war in Europe is here, from the perspectives of American, British, Russian, French, and even German individuals who
saw history unfold before their eyes.”