Monday, July 27, 2015

Donald L. Gilleland Releases Final Book in Series

Retired military officer and corporate executive highlights profound generational differences and exceptional Americans in his books

The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.” – Newton D. Baker.

Don Gilleland loves America and has written three books to explain the foundation for his affection. On July 16th, to coincide with our nation’s month of independence, Gilleland released his third book America: An Exceptional Nation.

“We are truly a diverse nation that fits comfortably into an interdependent world and serves as a breadbasket and security blanket for much of the planet,” explains Gilleland who spent more than thirty years in the Armed Forces. “We are a generous and caring nation that has a bright future on which the world can depend.”

In this book, Gilleland explains why he believes God has blessed America to be one of the few nations that can hold out hope for the 21st century.

“Gilleland pulls no punches and makes a compelling case for his perspective,” shares John Torino, editor of the Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association Newsletter. “But this book is no puff piece. He shows what has made America exceptional and what…is working toward undermining that exceptionalism.”

According to five star reviewers, Gilleland’s book has a lot of information and issues worthy of reflection. It reads easy and is well worth getting.

Gilleland plans to sign and discuss his book at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 3115 Friendship Place, Rockledge, FL from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2015. The Fellowship Hall is located one block west of U.S. 1, two blocks north of Suntree Blvd. He will be in attendance with other local authors who have recently published their books.

Also published by Black Rose Writing are Gilleland’s first book, America: A Cultural Enigma, (ISBN: 978-1-61296-302-0) about major changes to the American culture over the last 50 years (For senior citizens it is like looking through a review mirror at their lives; for young folks it explains how differently they were raised when contrasted with that of their parents); and his second book, America: Where Great Things Happen, (ISBN: 978-1-61296-447-8) is about wonderfully exciting things Americans do that rarely get much media attention, because the media tends to focus on negative stories.  

Book Details

Paperback: 262 pages

Publisher: Black Rose Writing (July 9, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1612965539

ISBN-13: 978-1612965536

Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

About the Author

Gilleland, an Evangelical Christian, served thirty years in the U.S. Military, eight years enlisted in the Navy, and twenty-two years commissioned in the Air Force. After retiring from the military in 1984, he worked in the defense industry for 10 years, retiring from General Dynamics Corporation as corporate director of public affairs where he was responsible for worldwide news media relations. Don is a frequent contributor to Florida Today Newspaper, TC Palm Newspaper, and Vero’s Voice Magazine with over 500 total published articles.

 He lives in Melbourne, Florida. For more information visit or the publisher, Black Rose Writing, at

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