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Threads of Honor

Threads of Honor [Kindle Edition]

Gordon Ryan

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Gordon Ryan has been a traditionally published author since 1994. In 2010, Pegasus Publishing republished each of his former novels and released his new thrillers, State of Rebellion and Uncivil Liberties.

"...I felt the cartilage in my back stretching and it struck me that I had never stood so tall -- that after twenty years in a military uniform, the proudest moment of my life had come in a Scoutmasters uniform standing beside this flag." The moving story of a group of Boy Scouts who learn the meaning of patriotism, honor, and courage. Worth reading for anyone who still feels that America is a country worthy of respect and honor.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 107 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Pegasus Publishing (5 Oct 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002TX7KJA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,235,431 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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GORDON W. RYAN ( was a Recon Marine in the aftermath of the Cuban missile crises. He served in Bangkok with the Air Force during Vietnam, and at the American Embassy in Dublin, Ireland, during the violent 70's. He has also lived in England, stationed near RAF Lakenheath.

State of Rebellion, Gordon Ryan's latest military political thriller, is Book One of the new Pug Connor novels. Book Two, Uncivil Liberties, was released in October, 2010. Look for them from Amazon, Amazon UK, Kindle, and in multiple e-book formatting.

Ryan wrote his first novel, Dangerous Legacy, in 1993. The publisher then accepted a novella, Threads of Honor, and signed a contract for three volumes of historical fiction entitled Spirit of Union. Threads of Honor went to #1 on the regional list for six weeks in 1996. In 1997, Spirit of Union: Destiny 1895-1898, jumped to the top ten on the publisher's regional list. Volume II, Conflict, and III, Heritage, also made the regional bestseller list

Ryan has continued to publish historical fiction and military political thrillers, as a traditionally published author and also as an "Indie." With his recent release, State of Rebellion, a story of illegal immigration, election fraud and the potential secession of California, in both softbound and Kindle. State of Rebellion is the first volume of the Pug Connor novels, depicting an America far removed from the concept of the Founding Fathers.

In addition to these new releases, Ryan has recently added his previous novels to the Kindle Store. He is one of a limited number of Amazon's premier LDS (Mormon) novelists. For LDS standard publications by Ryan, select Kindle books and use the tag "LDS Ryan" to search the Amazon inventory.

Ryan also writes for the national market without an LDS theme in his narrative. For those who love to read dynamic thriller authors such as Tom Clancy, W.E.B. Griffin, Vince Flynn, Dale Brown, and Patrick Robinson, Ryan's novels should be quite satisfying.

Ryan has served as Chief Executive Officer or City Manager in multiple American and international communities including New Zealand. An accomplished public speaker, he frequently accepts invitations for public presentations.

Born in New York City, Ryan holds a Bachelors degree with Honors in Political Science and has completed graduate work in Public Administration. After living and working in many states including Alaska, and internationally in Norway, England, Ireland, Thailand, Taiwan, and New Zealand, Ryan now writes full-time. Together with his wife, Colleen, they spend their time between the American northwest and the beautiful South Pacific.

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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comment from the Publisher 23 April 2004
By David A. Hall - Published on
The best way to describe this book, I believe, is in the words of Senator Orrin Hatch, who wrote the foreword. He says:
"The American flag is more than just a piece of cloth-it symbolizes the courage of many, and the hope of our nation. From the frontiers of America's earliest days to today's battlefields-the American flag has always represented courage, hope and perseverance. Threads of Honor is about one particular American flag whose threads touched the lives of many and whose journey inspired our nation. In today's troubled times when America is being bombarded by those who try to threaten our democracy and the freedoms we hold dear, this book will give readers a stirring reminder of the many men and women who have sacrificed, and in some instances given everything, for what the flag represents-our freedom.
"Threads of Honor is a wonderful portrait of a Boy Scout troop that wouldn't give up, their leader who instills loyalty and steadfastness, and an American flag that changed their lives forever. It is about America's space program and the frontiers it conquers. And it is a story of a journey that a small group of young men and one American flag took to help comfort a grieving nation. In short, Threads of Honor is an inspiring portrayal of the triumph of the human spirit."
- Senator Orrin Hatch
Threads of Honor is a great read for any patriotic American, but especially for any of the Boy Scouts in your life.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A patriotic, thought- provoking book 6 Nov 1997
By A Customer - Published on
I enjoyed reading Threads of Honor. The plot was good and when the flag got chosen to be on a space flight, I was very suprised at the outcome. ( I won't ruin it for those of you who haven't yet read the book.) Well worth the read and good for any age!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Our Flag Was Still There! 6 Jan 2006
By Butterfly Wings - Published on
Threads of Honor by Gordon Ryan is a truly inspiring story. I was touched by Bill Tolbert's persistence and commitment to getting his troop's flag on the Challenger Shuttle. He never gave up - nor did our flag. Miraculously, it was preserved. What a wonderful reminder of those brave astronauts who gave their lives for that mission. This true story gave me a greater appreciation for my rights, my freedom and our flag!

It inspired me to be a better neighbor, a better friend and a better contributor to my community. This book would be great for Scout Leaders, Scout Troops, Space lovers, and anyone who is proud of our stars and stripes.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Patriotism on Earth and in Space. 13 Aug 2005
By Michael E. Clark - Published on
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An interesting story between the Boy Scouts, NASA, and the government. The book follows the story of a Scout Troop and their quest to reclaim an US Flag which traveled on a Space Shuttle mission. An inspiring story of persiverance for the "little guy" to reclaim a special prize. Easy reading and compelling story
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great story for any age 11 Sep 2010
By Kate Armitage - Published on
Last year as I was teaching my 4th grade class, we got into a discussion about our flag and patriotism. I had previously read Threads of Honor and I began to tell the story to my class. They were riveted! It's nice as a teacher when you can share a story that engages students and teaches them an important lesson as well. Too often, students tend to "give up" after one failed attempt. The boy scount troop in this story perserved until they accomplished their goal and that is only ONE of the important lessons in this book. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a heartwarming story with a great moral message.
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