James ParkinsonFor those interested, a book signing that included Jimmy Parkinson (my cousin), Lee Benson and Harold Poole will be televised on C-Span2 Book TV this Sunday evening at 12AM Sunday morning EST, 9PM Saturday night PST. This book signing included a special appearance by Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah (R). Some of you will remember Jimmy from my podcast with him.

Also, I wanna know why more of the bloggernacle lawyers have not listened/commented on the “being LDS and a lawyer” part of the podcast. I think it’s definitely one of the more interesting parts.

Click here for more information. Abstract below.

History on Book TV
A look at non-fiction history books.
On Sunday, August 6 at 12:00 am
Soldier Slaves: Abandoned by the White House, Courts, and Congress
James Parkinson and Lee Benson

Description: James Parkinson and Lee Benson chronicle the life of WWII soldier Harold Poole and his legal battle, along with other POWs, to seek restitution from Japanese companies that used them for slave labor following the Bataan Death March of April 1942. In the Bataan Death March, the Japanese soldiers marched Mr. Poole and other POWs 85 miles in Manila’s blistering heat and then shipped them to work as slaves for private Japanese corporations. Approximately 1,000 American soldiers died on the march. During the event, Sen. Orrin Hatch discussed his support of legislation that will help American WWII veterans who were enslaved receive compensation for their labor. This event was hosted by Deseret Book Company in Salt Lake City, UT.

Author Bio: James Parkinson is a trial lawyer who was co-lead counsel in the JPOW case. He graduated from Brigham Young University and has law offices in Palm Desert, California. Lee Benson is a newspaper columnist for the Deseret Morning News in Salt Lake City. He is also the author of a number of books on subjects as diverse as the Olympic Games and the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and a Utah native.

Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS 291 Wood Road Annapolis, MD 21402


  1. paula August 3, 2006 at 6:38 pm

    Congratulations to your cousin. I finally listened to the podcasts, and really enjoyed them.

  2. Dallas Robbins August 3, 2006 at 10:36 pm

    I’ll have to check it out. I love BookTV.

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