The New Hampshire newspaper Keene Sentinel published a story today about the making of "Cadets" and it's upcoming presentation at Fall Mountain Regional High School on June 4. To read the article go to http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/fall-mountain-cadets-topic-of-n...
The Dutch national daily paper Trouw published three pages about "Cadets". The newspaper was one of the financial backers of the book project, together with the Fund for Special Journalism Projects in The Netherlands. Their support made it possible for me to spend more time on research, the interviews and writing the story.
You can read the story here (it's in Dutch): http://www.trouw.nl/tr/nl/5009/Archief/archief/article/detail/3435054/20...
After a long journey from Eindhoven, through Roosendaal and Amsterdam in the Netherlands, via Brussels in Belgium to Cincinatti, OH, and Boston, MA, the boxes with Cadets books have finally arrived in tiny Drewsville, New Hampshire. On June 4th the book will be officially presented at Fall Mountain Regional High School, home of the JROTC Wildcat Battalion. The story of which the book tells.
RTV Dordrecht visited the exhibition and did a great report:
Major John Cenney and I are invited to come to talk tonight about "Cadets" in the renowned Dutch National Radio late news show "Met het oog op morgen" (With the Eye on Tomorrow). It is a live show. We will be on the air at around 11.45 p.m.
Cadets is mentioned on the radio program's website next to president Obama.
Yesterday the books arrived from the printer and book binder. They look fabulous!
One of the main characters of the book, Major John Cenney, has arrived in The Netherlands for the book launch and the opening of the exhibition. During the setup of the "Cadets" exhibition in the National Education Museum in the Dutch town of Dordrecht he applied his knowledge of how to correctly wear the uniform to dressing a mannequin. The uniform is modeled after that of another principal character in the book, cadet Riley Sabol, who also donated her iconic high laced shoes as a prop for the display.
"Cadets" has been printed yesterday and today at Lecturis in Eindhoven, a city in the south of The Netherlands. Lecturis is a renowned Dutch printing house. It was founded in 1922 as a publishing company.
Designer Peter Jonker and I were invited to be present during the actual printing. I was very happy with that – after all, this final stage of the production of the book was the first where I didn’t control every last detail – I had to trust the printers. The three that we worked with over the course of two days really understood that.