Eric M. Hammel

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Eric Maxwell Hammel
Born (1946-06-29) June 29, 1946 (age 68)
Salem, Massachusetts
Residence Pacifica, California
Education Attended C. W. Post College, 1964
Temple University, B.S. (journalism), 1972
Alma mater Central High School of Philadelphia, January 1964
Occupation journalist
Employer - 1966-67 Colonial Penn Life Insurance, Philadelphia, PA, insurance claims adjustor
- 1968-69 F. W. Woolworth, Philadelphia, retail sales manager
- 1970-71, W. T. Grant, Philadelphia, public relations writer and account executive
- 1971-73 Eric Hammel Advertising, Glenside, PA, owner
- 1974-75 Gevim Recorder Industry, Kibbutz Gevim, Israel, marketing director for sale of musical instruments
- 1976-1986, BSH Advertising, Inc., Pacifica, CA, president
- 1986-- Full-time writer
Agent Russell Galen
Scott Meredith Literary Agency
845 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10022
Known for writer on military history, especially the U.S. Marine Corps
Notable work(s) The root : the marines in Beirut, August 1982-February 1984
Home town Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Religion Jewish[1]
Spouse(s) married Barbara Sidman (in insurance claims), August 7, 1966
Children Remy Sharon
Daniel Adam
Parents Fred L. and Hannah L. Hammel
Awards 1981, Retail Advertisers' Conference, for radio advertisement for Kennedy Business Machines
1985, Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association Award of Merit, for The Root
Website
www.erichammelbooks.com
Notes

Eric M. Hammel is a military historian, with a focus on the military campaigns of the United States Marine Corps, and military action in World War II.

Hammel worked in several occupations before he settled on writing and publishing. He has been a stringer and contributing editor to Leatherneck Magazine.[2] He owned and operated a publishing business under the names Pacifica Press and Pacifica Military History.

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Memberships[edit]

  • Marine Corps Historical Foundation
  • Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association
  • Marine Corps Association
  • The Chosin Few (honorary founder)
  • Second Marine Division Association
  • Guadalcanal Campaign Veterans

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eric Maxwell Hammel" (fee, via Fairfax County Public Library). Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale. 2008. Gale Document Number: GALE|H1000041756. Retrieved 2012-02-02.  Gale Biography In Context. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Contributor biographical information for Library of Congress control number 2011275228". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2012-02-02. "Eric Hammel is a professional military historian with forty books and nearly seventy magazine articles to his credit (visit www.erichammelbooks.com). He has been writing about U.S. Marines at war since the early 1960s and has spoken to large assemblages of Marines and former Marines over the course of three decades. He often has been invited to lead professional military education seminars at the Marine Corps University as well as at Marine Corps commands on the West Coast. For many years he was a contributing editor and West Coast stringer for Leatherneck magazine. He has appeared in numerous television documentaries on Marine Corps operations in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Beirut. Hammel has also worked as a freelance acquisitions and line editor, and for ten years operated his own military history publishing firm (Pacifica Press). He lives in California."