The Search is over; two publishers and an agent!!

In my last post, I shared that I was getting “antsy” in my search for a publisher for Forbidden, Forgotten, Formidable: Blacks in America’s Wars. Lo and behold, less than two weeks later not one but two publishers expressed interest in the book. Not only that, but a fellow author shared the name of his agent and even contacted her about the study.

I’m delighted that my research will see the light of day, of course, but happier still that blacks’ loyalty and military prowess will finally be recognized.

No idea what the publication date might be — watch this space!

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Gene Betit

Retired intel analyst with Ph. D. in Soviet Area Studies from Georgetown, love to write. Two Defense Intelligence Agency studies, over ten magazine articles on Soviet military and strategic capabilities. Current publications include War's Cost: The Hites' Civil War, Manhattan's Walloon Settlers, Collective Amnesia: American Apartheid, and Forbidden, Forgotten, Formidable: Blacks in America's Wars.


  1. Paula Becker on February 9, 2022 at 7:30 am

    So so proud! Hope we can add you to our speakers list after book published!

    • Gene Betit on February 9, 2022 at 9:39 am

      You feel like you have to ask? I will be delighted and proud.

  2. Ryan Shapiro on February 9, 2022 at 9:11 am

    Congratulations, Gene!

  3. Anne Fleming on February 9, 2022 at 10:43 am

    Nice Gene! Love you,

  4. Cecile Betit on February 9, 2022 at 11:01 am

    Great news Gene!! You have worked hard for this moment!! My joy joins yours!! I have a blurb in process. So happy for you!! May your work be recognized and a leaven for change.

  5. Ginny Schuweiler on February 12, 2022 at 11:36 am

    We are delighted that you have pros helping get your research published! Well done! We look forward to owning it.

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