New Biography Profiles Heroic World War I German General


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The Desert Baron: Friedrich: A Warrior for All Seasons by Conrad
Crease is a portrait of bravery and benevolence

WICHITA, Kan. (MMD Newswire) July 9,2009 — The Desert Baron:
Friedrich: A Warrior for All Seasons by Conrad Crease seeks to
illustrate the heart and heroism of one of the most decorated German
generals of World War I, Baron Friedrich Kress von Kressenstein.

According to Crease, The Desert Baron is one of the only books
on Baron Friedrich Kress von Kressenstein written in the English
language. The author discusses how von Kressenstein was ultimately
responsible for recruiting Turkey into World War I with Germany. The
Desert Baron delineates von Kressenstein’s many accomplishments which
include leading 20,000 men for over 150 miles through the Sinai Desert
in an attack on the Suez Canal, overrunning the British outpost at
Katia and leading the Turks in the famous Battle of Romani and the
multiple battles for Gaza. The book also describes von Kressenstein’s
work to save the Armenians from Turkish genocide, the Georgians from
both the invading Turks, his former allies, and the Bolsheviks of the
Russian Revolution. Highlighting many other historic moments in von
Kressenstein’s life, Crease also recounts his quashing of Hitler’s
Beer Hall Putsch in 1923 and the 21 battlefield decorations by nine
different kingdoms and countries he was awarded before his death
in 1948.

Before launching the investigative research for the book, Crease
claims he was able to confirm that he is paternally related to von
Kressenstein. "In the process, our paternal roots have been found
and their legacy will be passed on to our children and theirs so that
they will never forget where they came from," says Crease.

For more information or to request a free review copy, members of
the press can contact the author at [email protected] The Desert
Baron is available for sale online at, and
through additional wholesale and retail channels worldwide.

About the Author Conrad Crease, son of a World War II veteran, served
in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He is the president of a
tax consulting firm in Wichita and a lifelong student of history
and genealogy. Crease, a widower since 1998, has four children,
five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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