Thursday, 29 September 2016

Anthony Tata Introduces the Threat Novel Series

Retired Brigadier General Anthony Tata’s tight suspense thriller prose explodes from the page, capturing the reader. Tata has reinvented himself as a suspense fiction novelist, recognized by no less than Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush who have both given high praise to his novels, as well as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, commentator Glenn Beck, and U.S. News & World Report, which has compared Tata to bestselling author Tom Clancy.

 Anthony Tata’s first entry into the world of suspense fiction was Sudden Threat (Amazon #1 Bestseller), released in 2009, which has since become the first of the Threat series, followed by Rogue Threat (Amazon #1 Bestseller), Hidden Threat and Number 4, Mortal Threat. Tata’s second of the series, Rogue Threat, drew high praise from Author Magazine, The Military Writers Society of America, and authors Brad Thor and John Lescroart, as well as U.S. News & World Report, which compared Tata to bestselling suspense author Tom Clancy, writer of Hunt for Red October and the Jack Ryan series. Tata’s third Threat novel, Hidden Threat, was an exploration of thrilling and frightening military operations on an international scale and a psychological study of the ramifications of a soldier’s death on his only child. Again, authors like W.E.B. Griffin and W.E. Butterworth IV, as well as Paul Bedard of U.S. News & World Report, praised Tata’s powerful and realistic style.

Anthony Tata’s 4th Threat novel, Mortal Threat, compelled with its masterful weaving of story lines as diverse as an Ebola cure, ancient texts and an ISIS threat with a new female heroine to tie it together. Mortal Threat became the Number 1 downloaded book on Amazon’s thrillers list.
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Monday, 19 September 2016

Anthony Tata Sets His Sights on West Point

Anthony Tata’s graduation from high school did not launch him into the unknown. Tata’s ambitions had aimed high for some time as the son of teachers who served their communities as educators, a school board member and as a long term representative on the Virginia General Assembly law-making body. Tata himself laid his plans early on, and was accepted upon graduation into the United States Military Academy. USMA is also referred to as West Point, Army, The Academy or simply The Point. Located in West Point, New York, this four-year federal service academy has overlooked the Hudson River since cadets were first trained in artillery and engineering in what was then a garrison in 1794. West Point was constructed as a defensive garrison post in 1778 by Polish engineer and hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko. The Hudson River Chain and the high ground above a narrow S curve in the river was an excellent position for the Continental Army to stop British ships from sailing further up the river, which would have divided the Colonies. Commander Benedict Arnold of West Point committed an act of treason by trying to sell the fort to the enemy. Arnold’s treason prompted the Army to change the garrison’s name to Fort Clinton.

Anthony Tata’s alma mater, the United States Military Academy at West Point, was idle in the years after the Revolution. It wasn’t until 1801 that the newly inaugurated President Thomas Jefferson directed the establishment of plans to establish the Military Academy at West Point, appointing the first superintendent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Military_Academy

Monday, 12 September 2016

Virginia Forms First Impressions of Anthony Tata

The native Virginia of Anthony Tata, who lives today in Raleigh, North Carolina, would have had a strong influence in the formation of his patriotism and life choices. Virginia evolved from an original first Colony of Great Britain, among a great many historical firsts for this region of prolific natural beauty. Virginia is a state of the United States which boasts extensive deciduous forests in the western regions and evergreens and conifers in the central and eastern areas. 65% of the state is dominated by forests, including hemlocks, hickory, and oaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Although oak forests have been reduced due to the infestation of the gypsy moth, the predominance of trees in the state belies the dense populations along Chesapeake Bay, which would have formed the Norfolk-born Anthony Tata’s first experiences as he grew up. The largest forests are on the Atlantic coast and in the western mountains. Large populations of mammals, birds, fish and sea animals roam the forests, meadows, rivers and ocean bays of the state, and 30 National Park outlets in the state protect the natural wonders of Virginia including the Shenandoah National Park, the scenic Skyline Drive, and the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.

Had Anthony Tata taken a car trip with his parents into the Piedmont region of Virginia as a child, the heavily populated Chesapeake area would have seemed very far away, as Virginia continues to be dominated by the rural and wilderness areas which attracted the first English colonists in 1607.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Anthony Tata is Born Into Rich History of Virginia Colony

With an economy which depended upon both lands wrenched from the original Native Americans and plantation slave labor, the colony of Virginia in the New World of the North American continent grew rich from exports of tobacco, cotton and lumber in the 1600’s, long before the birth of Anthony Tata in Norfolk.

Norfolk, Virginia, the birth city of Anthony Tata, is located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, the large natural harbor which welcomed the first colonists of the New World. Norfolk is historically a military and transportation center. Norfolk is the home of a NATO Strategic Command Center, the corporate headquarters of the Norfolk Southern Railway and the Maersk Line, Limited, railway and marine transportation monoliths, and an extensive network of highways, bridges, tunnels and bridge-tunnel complexes. Norfolk was christened when original resident Adam Thoroughgood from Norfolk, England was granted a land holding along the Lynnhaven River in 1636, and suggested it be named for his birthplace in the Old Country. England would rule over Norfolk for the next 168 years, until American revolutionaries would take over the town government at the inception of the American Revolution.

When the soil of the Tidewater area of Virginia was exhausted from tobacco cultivation for decades, the farmers of Anthony Tata’s native Virginia began to move to western Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee, while legislators in Virginia made attempts to abolish slavery despite the demand for slaves from cotton plantations in the Deep South.

Virginia made some attempts to phase out slavery, and manumissions had increased in the first two decades after the Civil war. Economics have always driven the native state of Anthony Tata, and although Thomas Jefferson Randolph gained passage of an 1832 resolution for gradual abolition of slavery in the state, by that time increased demand from development in the Deep South created a large internal market for slavery. Invention of the cotton gin in the late 18th century had enabled the profitable cultivation of short-staple cotton in the uplands, which was widely used. Norfolk itself witnessed the first sea battle between ironclads, the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, directly before the city was surrendered to the Union and held in martial law for the rest of the Civil War. Many former slaves took refuge in the city, where they gained schooling long before the end of the conflict.

The world’s largest naval base, the Naval Air Station Hampton Roads, was established at Sewell’s Point in 1917 in Norfolk, Virginia, where the multi-talented Brigadier General Anthony Tata would be born in 1959. The strong and historic link between Norfolk and the American military was likely a strong influence on the young A.J. Tata as he grew up, the son of school teachers and strong community service advocates.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norfolk,_Virginia

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Anthony Tata - The Grueling Condition That Is PTSD

Anthony Tata is a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General combat veteran and as such, has valuable inside knowledge on helping soldiers dealing with post traumatic stress disorder. While he himself did not suffer from this condition, he knows various combat veterans who had to deal with this grueling problem.

It’s important to understand that anyone can suffer from this disorder. While most people hear about this condition as something that mostly involves members of the army, you can develop it after any kind of high-stress situation. At first, this condition can be hard to understand from the outside.

When a person you know turns into someone you are not familiar with, it can be a shock to anyone involved. When this happens and there is a chance that it could be PTSD, it is important to not show hostility toward that person. They are not doing what they are doing to be mean or threatening, they simply suffer from extreme stress that took a tool on their psyche.

PTSD basically means that the nervous system cannot get out of this constant state of alertness. If you feel your loved one could be suffering from PTSD, it is important to seek professional help as soon as possible. Anthony Tata, a former army veteran emphasizes the importance of this process. No one can deal with PTSD alone, which makes the therapy all the more important. In some cases, getting a therapy dog is recommended, and can offer a tremendous help throughout the healing process.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Anthony Tata - The Work of the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency

Anthony Tata knows a thing or two about soldier safety issues. As a combat veteran himself and the former Deputy for Operations in the U.S. military organization called Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency, he saw first-hand how much effort it takes to reduce the threats military men and women had to face on a daily basis. What makes these IED threats so dangerous is a complicated issue of course.

The first reason is the sheer number of IED’s in Iraq and Afghanistan. The other factor is the nature of these extremely dangerous devices. Their unconventional construction often makes them harder to spot, and of course the disarming process can also be problematic or sometimes borderline impossible. This is not because these devices are sophisticated, it is actually the opposite.

Here, you don’t see blue, green and red cables, nor there are switches in the vast majority of cases. These bombs usually consist of an artillery shell and a single wire. They are designed to detonate when a soldier or a vehicle goes by. As a result, the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency made sure that the plan was to reduce the number of those deadly devices by attacking enemy bomb making networks and cells and better protecting deployed troops.

The idea was to significantly reduce the number of these devices during the late 2000’s. This not only happened, but the result of the joint effort was a 70% decrease. The organization – including Anthony Tata – deserved a lot of credit for this work, being able to lower the combat associated risks for themselves and their fellow soldiers in Iraq.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Anthony Tata - The Business Aspects of Writing a Book

Anthony Tata didn’t really know how successful his Jake Mahegan book series will be, but he was determined to create a character that could blossom into somebody intriguing. Once the success of the first book, Foreign and Domestic became apparent, he had to deal with the business side of becoming a successful writer.

Many people think that getting results will mean less work, but most of the time it is actually the exact opposite of that. When you are trying to build up something, you don’t really know if it will be successful or not. They say that the best books are not written for the readers, they are written for the writer. You never really know what could be a success, but once it hit, you will have no choice but to continue it.

The main financial aspect that comes up with a successful first book is long-term business value. You have found something valuable that people loved, the next logical step is building on it. The money you get for the first book becomes your investment. You are doing research for the sequel, putting long hours into developing additional characters. You want your second book to be even better.

This requires financial sacrifices and of course if you self-published your first book, you start to think about finding a publisher, a company that has a history of reaching readers. AnthonyTata did just that, managing to build on the success of his first book with his second title in the Jake Mahegan series, Three Minutes to Midnight, and two more books from this series will be published in 2017.