Fairfax Radio 10-31-2023

Two Exciting Authors Join Kathryn Raaker

August Turak, Author & Consultant

August TurakOur first guest is  August Turak, a successful corporate executive, entrepreneur, award-winning author, speaker, and consultant. He is the founder of the educational nonprofit the August Turak Foundation.org.  Today, he will be discussing his latest book, “Not Less Than Everything: One Man’s Quest for Spiritual Enlightenment.” The book is the inspirational true story of how author August Turak overcame depression and meaningless despair through a daring quest for life’s ultimate meaning and purpose. A search for transcendence.

After a corporate career with companies like MTV, Turak founded two highly successful software businesses. He has published many popular leadership articles for Forbes and has been featured in the Wall Street JournalFast CompanySelling Magazine, the New York Times, and BusinessWeek.

As a frequent monastic guest, Turak has been living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey since 1996.  Turak’s inspirational true story, Brother John: A Monk, a Pilgrim, and the Purpose of Life, combines his $100,000 Templeton Prize-winning story with original oil paintings from award-winning artist Glenn Harrington. August Turak lives on a seventy-five-acre cattle farm outside Raleigh, NC. For a limited time, the electronic version of “Not Less Than Everything: One Man’s Quest for Spiritual Enlightenment” is on sale on Amazon for $.99, and the Book is available for 50% off on www.AugustTurak.com.


Jack D. Warren, Jr., Historian & Author

Our next guest is Jack D. Warren, Jr., a native of Washington, D.C., whose work focuses on the enduring achievements of the American Revolution.  Today he will discuss his latest book “Freedom: The Enduring Importance of the American Revolution.”  He has been studying and reflecting on American history since he learned to read. He served on the faculty of the University of Virginia, where he was an editor of “The Papers of George Washington.” He was subsequently executive director of The Society of the Cincinnati and the founding director of its American Revolution Institute. His books include “The Presidency of George Washington” (The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, 2000) and “America’s First Veterans” (The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, 2020).

As the turning point between colonial origins and the free nation of America, the American Revolution holds persisting importance. Backed by the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, Jack D. Warren, Jr.’s, book “Freedom: The Enduring Importance of the American Revolution” is a profound look into British America, the Revolutionary War, the birth of a new nation, what freedom truly means, and how the events of the past hold significant importance even in modern society.

Jack Warren has been actively involved in historic preservation and in how the places we preserve are presented. He was one of the leaders in the successful effort to preserve the site of George Washington’s childhood home from development to securing its designation as a National Historic Landmark. He also helped preserve the house where Washington lived in Barbados and was involved in the successful effort to save a large and critical part of the Princeton battlefield, including the land over which Washington personally led the charge that resulted in his first great battlefield victory over British troops. During the summer of 2020, he sat beside a statue of George Washington to talk to protestors about why we have honored Washington and ought to honor him still—Washington challenged a world that was grotesquely unfree and laid the foundations of free society—while protecting the statue from vandalization. His new book is available on Amazon and www.americanrevolutioninstitute.org/Freedom.

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