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Former White House Staffer Discusses Stories of Faith, Courage, and Thanksgiving from the First Veterans

Contact: Jane Hampton Cook, 703-201-3272; www.janecook.com


MEDIA ADVISORY, Nov. 5 /Christian Newswire/ --As Americans enter a season of thanksgiving both for the nation's veterans on Veteran's Day and bountiful blessings on Thanksgiving Day, Jane Hampton Cook is available to provide insight about the courage and faith of the first veterans, such as George Washington, and how they found ways to give thanks during seasons of difficulty. Cook, a former "webmaster" to President George W. Bush, is the author of the newly released book Battlefields & Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War (Living Ink Books, 2007).


  • Discover why George Washington called the preservation of the United States military "a standing miracle."


  • Find out how Henry Knox's faith enabled him to endure the hard knocks of the Revolutionary War and why he founded the first veterans organization.


  • Discover why John Hancock issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation asking patriots to thank God for the "blessings we enjoy" at one of revolution's lowest points.


  • Find out what our veterans and members of the military most want to hear from the American people today.


Cook served President Bush as White House deputy director of Internet news services (2001-03) and webmaster in the Texas governor's office (1998-2001). What makes Cook unique as an author of a 500-page book of history is the demographic she represents. She is in her 30s and the mother of two children, a six month-old and a two-year old. Cook is also the author of The Faith of America's First Ladies (2006).


Battlefields & Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War takes readers from the starting point to the finishing line in America's quest for Independence through 365 devotional stories, revealing the revolution was more than just a war, it was a changing of hearts and minds. Most Revolutionary War books focus on military or political strategy. This book provides those viewpoints plus something unique: the pulpit perspective. Each week features a sermon excerpt from the revolution, uncovering issues that are strikingly familiar such as "Is it OK for people of faith to take up arms and fight?" This book is timely because it connects readers to the roots of freedom, something essential in supporting service men and women who are living loudly for liberty today.

Review copies are available on request.