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Robert E. Burtt was born in Du Bois, PA in 1954. An alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh, he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Political Science, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration there. He has always had a deep fascination with history and military studies. Mr. Burtt has had a variety of careers; he taught as an assistant at the University of Pittsburgh, and has worked in banking, retail, and real estate. He currently works as a minor functionary in the Federal Government for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and served as a Petty Officer 3rd Class from 1976 to 1981—a rare period of peace for the United States. He was stationed for two and a half years at the U.S. Naval Air Facility in Sigonella, Sicily, and for a year and a half on the carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69. While on the USS Eisenhower he participated in the naval and air blockade of Iran during the Tehran hostage crisis during 1980. He was awarded the Navy Expeditionary Medal, two Navy “Battle E” Ribbons, the Navy Unit Commendation, and the Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 879, Cranberry Township, PA where he was Post Adjutant. Mr. Burtt has authored, or co-authored numerous academic works and monographs. Wait Until Sunset is his third book. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with his wife Grace, and a dog named Ashes. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 438 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1481090038
  • ISBN-13: 978-1481090032
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,042,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert E. Burtt was born in Du Bois, PA in 1954. An alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh, he earned Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Political Science, and a Master's Degree in Public Administration there. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and currently works as a minor functionary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Burtt has done all of those things that you have to do in order to become a writer. He once worked in a factory, was a sailor, ran for public office, worked in banking, participated in athletics, taught as a college instructor, and has even been employed in a coffee shop. Mr. Burtt has a deep interest in history, philosophy, music, art, sports, and travel. He has authored "A Pennsylvania Masonic Handbook," an exploration of Freemasonry in his native state, "Rome: A Commonplace Book," which explores the sights, sounds, and history of the Eternal City, and "Wait Until Sunset," a biography that also covers the South Pacific campaigns of World War II. His newest book is "A Guide to Modern Freemasonry," a short study of the Fraternity for the interested layperson. He has also authored or co-authored numerous academic papers and articles that are chiefly useful for those unfortunates afflicted with insomnia. Mr. Burtt lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with his wife Grace, daughters Genevieve and Margaret, a dog called "Ashes," as well as a grand-dog named "Olive."

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Thurston Bream on February 4, 2013
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This narrative takes you from induction to mustering out of a U S Army Air Forces pilot of World War II. Interwoven with a family history and the U S involvement with the Japanese before and during the Pacific campaign, this is a very good accout of what it was like to be an airman in the Pacific during the war. Great Book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James J. Knights on August 26, 2013
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"Wait Until Sunset" is a meticulously researched and thoughtful intertwining of the war in the South Pacific and one pilot's experiences before, during, and after the war. The historical element explains and illuminates the wartime experiences of a transport pilot who thought he was joining the Army for only one year before starting his college career. This well-written account is both of importance and interest because it tells the story of one average American caught up in events beyond his control. At the end of the book, the subject of the biography, John Paquette, wonders why anyone would want to read about him. While this is the story of one man, in many ways it's illustrative of the fate of millions. That's why.
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By E. King on February 21, 2015
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Blending some very separated pieces of history to weave the background and fascinating story of the author's father-in-law who was a decorated war veteran. Using his easy-going writing style, this is a book which will 'pull you in' and even if you thought you couldn't be bothered with someone else's life story, you'll finish knowing your time was well spent!
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