The Last Jump A Novel of World War II

by John E. Nevola




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Hear all 5 radio interviews with the author regarding The Last Jump.


27 Aug 2012 - Click here to listen to the radio interview from The Author's Show which aired on 27 Aug 2012.

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Click here to listen to the radio interview from Military Mom Radio (TOGINET) which aired on 9 Jul 2012.

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"A really monumental novel..."
-- Dave Kelber, host of "Local Live" - WRNJ 1050 radio, Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Click here to listen to the radio interview from WRNJ 1050 which aired on Veterans Day 11 Nov 2011.

Also click here to listen to the WRNJ 1050 radio interview which aired on 30 Sep 2010.


"This is a really, really good book...it reminded me of Herman Wouk's second book, War and Rememberance."
-- John Austin, host of "The Book Club" - WTAN 1340 radio, Tampa, Florida.

Click here to listen to the entire WTAN 1340 radio interview which aired on 7 Sep 2010.


"...a darn good yarn...the reader gets a beautiful look at how it was to be an American at war during that time. This might be the first romantic military history book ever written that should have "all women should read" stamped on the cover. Men too...another good movie candidate. "
-- Robert Flournoy, Book Reviewer for The Military Writer's Society of America - 1 Sep 2010

"Loved the book! Great job John! "
-- Richard "Arlo" Guthrie (E-mail) - US Army Special Forces (24 years) Airborne Veteran - Raeford, North Carolina - 7 Feb 2012

"John, I too "loved the book" ... a great read! You nailed it! "
-- Lou Bachman (E-mail) - Totowa, New Jersey - 10 Feb 2012

"Incredible story. Incredible era. The Last Jump was fantastic. Educational, inspiring, and very enjoyable. Highly recommended. "
-- Lothario - 23 Feb 2012

"I recommend highly that you acquire, and read (this) novel. It's a great read, a compelling story, and a historical jewel. "
-- Two War Airborne Vet - 2 Feb 2011

"I really enjoyed the book. I knew the military part very well but the civilian part really added to a complete understanding of what America went through in WWII. Great story telling!"
-- MSG Richard Cieslik, 101st and 82nd Airborne (1965-1973) - 24 Jan 2011

"This novel was gripping and suspenseful. I had a hard time putting it down! The way the author intertwined the events and time difference was masterful. I was amazed with the accuracy of all the history with regard to dates, Army companies, and campaigns. I don't know how he amassed such data. Iím sure it is very difficult to write about history and incorporate a compelling story. It was masterfully done. I sincerely hope there will be other offerings. "
-- Astonished Reader - 2 Feb 2011

"Great book! I...really enjoyed it! I will be telling as many people about it as possible."
-- Jim Lynch (Email) - Stratford, Connecticutt - 30 Jan 2011

"Gripping story that holds your attention. "
-- Neil Terrell - Curtis, Arkansas - World War II veteran - 19 Apr 2011

"The Last Jump is a poignant story of a son's search to understand the personal sacrifice and selfless compassion of the men of the Screaming Eagles, the Army's newest and most elite unit, the paratroopers in the European campaign of World War II. It is a sensitive and gripping historical novel, riveting and compelling. "
-- Susan Huetteman - Book Reviewer (Letter) - Rhode Island - 13 May 2011

"I am an avid reader of all kinds of books but I had never read a book about a War before. I was hooked and (the author is) incredibly talented. "
-- Barbara Jones - (Email) - 21 Apr 2011

"I read the first few chapters online, then I ordered the book from Amazon. I just finished it, a really great novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it. "
-- Bob Hughes - (Facebook) - 26 Nov 2012

"Just finished reading The Last Jump. Outstanding book! I appreciated the weaving of historical facts with the thread of the story. I was particularly pleased with the acknowledgement of the role the women and blacks played during the war and the discrimination they faced. Too often these facts are overlooked. As a female pilot, I was pleased with the inclusion of the story of the WASP and their contribution to WWII. Excellent book in every aspect. "
-- Sue Lewis - (Email) - 28 Dec 2012

"I read The Last Jump. It was excellent! "
-- Mike Cipolla Jr. - (Facebook) - 28 Feb 2013

"Loved the book. I recommend it highly, thanks again! "
-- Kevin Johnson (Former Paratrooper) - 9 Apr 2013 (Facebook)

"This was an amazing book. Thank you so much for such an interesting and moving read. I didn't want the book to come to an end. "
-- Cindy Cole Watson - 14 July 2013 (Facebook)

"(The) story was great, it really was; he did an amazing job. He actually took me into combat; for the 2nd time. "
-- Terry Cotter - 19 July 2013 (Facebook page)


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The author presents the late S/Sgt Richard "Red" Falvey, a copy of The Last Jump on 18 Sep 2010. The veteran paratrooper (2 Aug 1921 - 20 Aug 2012) served in HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles) and was a combat veteran of World War II. The popular paratrooper was a frequently sought-after speaker at World War II re-enactment and memorial events. Red loved the book and said "A great book. It lit a lot of lights for me."

Rest in peace my brother. You were a true friend to man.

"An amazing job and a tremendous effort by a talented writer."
-- Lt. Col. James "Maggie" Megellas - (Phone Call) - 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Most decorated officer of the 82nd Airborne Division, Author of "All The Way To Berlin." 2 Oct 2012

"I have been reading WWII history and fiction for over 50 years, "The Last Jump" is the best fiction book I've ever read. Thank you for the many hours of enjoyment reading. "
-- Francis A. Martin - (Email) - Vietnam Combat Veteran - 22 Jan 2012

"As a retired Infantry Colonel, trained paratrooper, Pathfinder and Army Aviator; I found Nevola's descriptions so real he must have gone through Infantry training and jump school at Ft. Benning also. Loved the book!! "
-- Charles Dexter - (Facebook) - US Army Airborne Veteran - 27 Jan 2012

"Just finished reading this excellent work. Great story; had a hard time putting it down. Highly recommended. This book will not disappoint. "
-- JW1943 - (Contact Us) - 19 Aug 2011

"Great reading! A great and what will become a classic fiction novel. Thanks! "
-- J Larry Todd - (Facebook) - 23 Aug 2011

"Great book. I can recommend it!"
-- Jack Neidl - (Facebook) - 23 Aug 2011

"Greatly enjoyed your novel. Thanks so much for making "The Last Jump" available through the amazon.com lending library. It was one of the better historical fiction books I have read (I like Jeffrey Shaara, Newt Gingrich, and others). You are up with the best in this group. I look forward to reading "Revenge of the Pearl Harbor Survivors" and your next novel. "
-- Ellis Bateman - (Contact Us) - 10 Jul 2012

"I've been on a WWII reading binge lately and this is my favorite so far. I can't relate to the weaponry but the story is great. Only wish my WWII Veteran Dad was still alive to discuss this with me but like so many of that generation he was tight lipped about this war experience. "
-- Anonymous Post on City-Data.com - 27 Jul 2012

"Thank you so much for this book. I absolutely loved it. I have recommended this book to all my family and friends. This is the kind of book that needs to be read by every American. I hope a movie studio picks this up as a movie. It is a story that needs to be shared. It really made me think and look at society today and how we have taken what was earned for us for granted."
-- Heather Kunberger - (Facebook) - 22 Aug 2012

"A great story and an exciting read. I could not put the book down once I started. It is a great story with an easy flow. Very enjoyable the whole way through. I would recommend to anyone."
-- Anonymous - 25 Aug 2010

"I just finished reading The Last Jump. I enjoyed it immensely. It was riveting, informative, touching and intriguing. I especially appreciated the historical quotes at the beginning of each chapter (which) encapsulated the chapter. I never cried as much reading a book as I did with this one. I don't know if it was because its a father son story, or because of the sacrifices our fathers made in that war for us.I hope they make a movie about it ."
-- Mr. George Papas, (Email) - Ridgewood, New Jersey - 11 Apr 2011

"I enjoyed (the) book and looking forward for the next one. "
-- Ken Brown - Korean War Naval Veteran - 1 Jun 2011

"Just finished the book, it was a very good read and I recommend it. Was interesting how real life characters or familiar characters from fictional films played a part in it. "
-- Alex Linnehan - (posted on The Last Jump Facebook page) - 20 Jun 2011

"Great book to read! It is well written and exciting and has you so connected you don't want to put the book down. I have read many War novels but none come close to this book. I can't wait to read the sequel. It's a thumbs up on this book. "
-- Neil Collins - (E-mail) - CEO Autoluxe Transportation Services, Long Island, New York - 1 Jul 2011

"I like the story, so much like the stories of my uncles and cousins who were in WW2. The picture painted is clear, and the story carries one along with it. The mark of a good storyteller is that they pass on the story and make us want to hear more. This story is like that. "
-- Anonymous - (Guns & Patriots) - 9 Sep 2011

"It was truly a pleasure to read The Last Jump. I found it to be very entertaining and informative. What I appreciate about the book is that through poetic license it made history enjoyable to read while sticking to the facts "
-- Dr. David Schenk - (E-mail) - Air Force Academy Graduate - 4 Sep 2012

"I have finished reading The Last Jump, and I loved it. I must admit, it did cause my eyes to water up a bit at the end. And having been in the Airborne and having traveled to Normandy and the Bastogne areas several times touring the battlefields and Airborne encounters there, your book really brings them to life. I will plug it again at our next Round Table meeting, and at my January 82nd Airborne Division Assn. meeting. "
-- Kirk Gibson - President, Capital Area World War II Roundtable (Email) - 20 Dec 2012

" It was truly an awesome book. I liked the characters, the history was great, and I truly felt I was there in combat with them. God Bless you for writing this. "
-- Jerry Rice (Former Paratrooper) - 11 Aug 2013 (Facebook)

"Thank you so much for this book. I absolutely loved it. I have recommended this book to all my family and friends. This is the kind of book that needs to be read by every American. I hope a movie studio picks this up as a movie. It is a story that needs to be shared. It really made me think and look at society today and how we have taken what was earned for us for granted. "
-- Heather Kunberger - 22 Aug 2013 (Facebook)