DON BROWN, a former U.S. Navy JAG Officer, is a nationally best-selling author of fourteen books of military fiction and nonfiction. His works have been published by major publishers including Zondervan, Harper Collins, Rowman & Littlefield, and Regnery.
Don is also author of the 2017 national bestseller THE LAST FIGHTER PILOT: The Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II. Based upon interviews with 93-year-old Captain Jerry Yellin, THE LAST FIGHTER PILOT tells the true story of the final combat mission of World War II, flown nine days after the bombing of Hiroshima. Endorsed by the RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL FOUNDATION, LAST FIGHTER PILOT reached Publishers’ Weekly National Bestsellers list the first week following its publication, in August of 2017. LAST FIGHTER PILOT has been covered in various national publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, People Magazine the New York Post, and many others. In August of 2017, Don and Captain Yellin spoke together at both the Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon Presidential Libraries, prior to Captain Yellin’s passing in December, 2017.
Other notable works include his 2015 nonfiction military exposé, CALL SIGN EXTORTION 17: The Shoot-Down of SEAL Team Six, about the military cover-up of the shoot-down of a U.S. military helicopter on August 6th, 2011 in Afghanistan. Endorsed by SEAN HANNITY, 4 Star Admiral James Lyons, former Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and others, the book spurred a national discussion and was covered by the WASHINGTON TIMES, the NEW YORK POST and other national publications. Don’s book on EXTORTION 17 is the subject of a documentary film now in production, starring Sean Hannity, General Jerry Boykin, Karen Vaughn, and Don Brown as subject matter expert, along with several others. The documentary film project has been endorsed by Sean Hannity, and is tentatively scheduled for release in late 2019..
Don’s 2012 Novel, FIRE OF THE RAGING DRAGON, predicting a future naval showdown in the South China Sea between China and the U.S. over China’s claims to the Spratly Islands, was featured in WORLD MAGAZINE in 2012, then cited in a 2017 article by the UK DAILY MAIL (London), referencing the Chinese military buildup in the region. Don has appeared on dozens of television and radio shows across the nation, including the SEAN HANNITY SHOW, “On Point” with TOMI LAHREN, the DAVID WEBB SHOW, the MIKE GALLAGHER SHOW, the LARRY ELDER SHOW, the national overnight radio show COAST TO COAST AM with GEORGE NOORY, and has been interviewed by CHICAGO TIMES TRIBUNE syndicated columnist RACHEL MARSDEN. In March 23, 2018, Don was named as one of NEWSMAX’S 25 BEST NONFICTION MILITARY AUTHORS IN THE UNITED STATES. On June 11, 2018, the popular magazine and website Townhall named Last Fighter Pilot as one of “10 World War II Books Every American Should Read.”