Allegiance Capital Sponsors World War II Hero's Story, 'God's Angry Man: The Incredible Journey of Private Joe Haan'

Oct 20, 2010, 13:37 ET from Allegiance Capital Corporation

DALLAS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas-based Allegiance Capital Corporation proudly sponsors God's Angry Man: The Incredible Journey of Private Joe Haan (Brown Books), now available in bookstores across the country and online at www.JoeHaan.com. This new biography by Col. B. Wayne Quist chronicles the heartache and triumph of a decorated World War II hero, and, through surviving essays, poetry and letters, brings readers up close and personal with an amazing and sometimes controversial member of America's "Greatest Generation". 

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Joe Haan was orphaned at age seven during the Great Depression and indentured as a virtual slave to a brutal farmer for eight long years.  Yet he emerged as a self-educated survivor and World War II hero under General Patton during the Battle of the Bulge, America's largest and bloodiest World War II battle. Haan lived two-thirds of his life in Houston, where he and his wife raised two sons, and he was a Lifetime Member of Houston's Ironworkers Local 84.

Quist will be making appearances throughout October and November, including Wednesday, November 10 at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Park in Dallas, and Thursday, November 11 at Barnes & Noble Northwoods in San Antonio.  Earlier on November 11, Quist will appear along with Senator John Cornyn as part of the Veterans Day Celebration at the Admiral Nimitz Museum: National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas. On November 13, the Harris County AFL-CIO Council and the Houston Ironworkers Local 84 will host an event for Quist in Houston. This exhibit will feature pictures of buildings in downtown Houston that Joe Haan helped construct. A reading of Haan's poem "High Steel" will also be featured.

"Joe Haan's story trumpets a universal truth that isn't repeated enough today – you can win at most things if you just won't quit," said David Mahmood, Chairman of Allegiance Capital. "Haan's thirst for knowledge and grit are in each of us, we just need to call them up and keep marching forward."

What people are saying about God's Angry Man: The Incredible Journey of Private Haan

"Private Joe Haan was a Minnesota boy who endured the unendurable and emerged a great man. A poet and musician, a Purple Heart hero of World War II, and a self-educated man who rose from the bleakness of the Depression. This is a book of hard-earned wisdom."

Garrison Kiellor

"God's Angry Man achieves exactly what we strive towards here at the National World War II Museum: to tell the story of WWII through the eyes of those citizen soldiers who were there."

Gordon H. "Nick" Mueller, PhD,

President and CEO, The National World War II Museum New Orleans

"This is an inspirational true story of one man's victory in his struggle for survival.  A remarkable journey... a must read." 

Lieutenant General Thomas G. McInerney, USAF (Retired),

Former Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, United States Air Force.

About Allegiance Capital Corporation

Allegiance Capital Corporation is a full-service investment banking firm specializing in the middle market (companies with revenue from $20 million to $500 million), with offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York, Madrid, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle, and Shanghai. Through its global network, Allegiance Capital assists companies in every aspect of selling and financing a business, including debt restructuring, mezzanine financing, executing leveraged buyouts, strategic partnering, consulting and other related services. For more information, refer to www.allcapcorp.com and http://www.facebook.com/AllegianceCapital. For tips on selling a company visit Capital Ideas blog www.allcapcorp.com/blog.

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