Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last turned 6 months old on Dec. 21, and despite some nice reviews from a few discerning critics, notably Glenn MacDonald of Military Corruption.com, Dave Martin of DCDave.com, and the considerable efforts of Joel Freedman, whose persistence paid off with the Oct. 24 spread in the Knoxville News Sentinel, our most visible coverage to date, sales have hit a brick wall and the book remains unknown to more than 99 percent of the American public. Virtually no one comes to this blog, so I wonder about my sanity in continuing to write new entries.
In my ongoing efforts to find a receptive audience, I contacted Charles Heller, a weekend talk show host with KVOI AM 1030, in Tucson, Ariz. Charles is the host of “Liberty Watch” and “America Armed & Free,” which air from noon to 2 p.m. MST on Sundays. On his website, http://www.libertywatchradio.com, Charles describes his show as “dedicated to the principle of eternal vigilance, based upon the free flow of information about government, technology, current events, and our steadfast Constitution, so that citizens can give informed consent, the bedrock of our Republic, and government remains the servant, not the master. Let us each honor the privilege it is to live in God’s great nation.”
Charles was immediately interested in Truth at Last, but warned me that I would have to work hard to change his views. On his show, he told listeners that every year or two he reads a book that changes his mind about something, and Truth at Last is one of these books. We had a good interchange on the air, and Charles summarized the interview on his archives page thusly:
Charles has pledged to do what he can to connect me with other talk show hosts, and says he specializes in helping people with worthy causes through his networking expertise. He has other idea about how to get the word out about the book, i.e. “market” it, and I certainly hope the hosts he has in mind will be half as supportive as Charles has been since he read Truth at Last.
As Charles Heller has demonstrated once again, true interest in the Earhart matter is an acquired taste and is not for everyone. But every once in a while, I meet and, through the power of Truth at Last, convert a new “Earhart enthusiast,” as Thomas E. Devine described me in signing his book upon the conclusion of our first meeting, in February 1990 at his West Haven, Connecticut home.