Jay Wertz is a film editor for a major Motion Picture Studio in Hollywood.
After working on many films he also started to become interested in authentic reenactments of historical events – Civil War, Old West, and Revolutionary War– for the purpose of making a documentary on historic reenactors which led him to develop a Civil War historical series in 1989 with Mastervision, Inc. This resulted in a home video and TV series, the award-winning Smithsonian's Great Battle of the Civil War.
Jay Wertz is the author of three other books -- The Native American Experience, The Civil War Experience 1861-1865, and co-author of Smithsonian's Great Battles and Battlefields of the Civil War. His television credits include the award-winning 13-part documentary series Smithsonian's Great Battles of the Civil War.
THE PACIFIC---Volume One-- Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal features heart-wrenching testimony from the survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Bataan Death March and much, much more. Extensive research has resulted in finding those who are willing to share their personal, often unusual, and always fascinating wartime recollections. The book is fully illustrated with dynamic images, including color photos; and specially designed 3-D maps - www.historynetshop.com
D-Day: The Campaign Across France, the second in the planned 10-volume collection WAR STORIES: World War II
Firsthand, presents a perspective on the military campaigns and actions of World War II anchored on the stories told by the marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen and other front line personnel who experienced the conflict. What is particularly unique to these books is that each volume will present accounts from both sides, in some cases, from participants who were across the battle lines from each other.