Category Archives: Military

Hero Next Door by Frank A. Burnham

Hero Next Door was published in 1974. It might seem to be wildly out of date and in some ways it is. But I was looking for background information on Civil Air Patrol. 1. Its early history, and 2. how … Continue reading

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Saving Italy by Robert M. Edsel

In his earlier work, The Monuments Men, Edsel told of the bravery and skill of World War II military men assigned to protect and save Europe’s historical buildings and art treasures from injury and loss during the war.  It was such … Continue reading

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P-51 Bomber Escort by William Hess

P-51 Bomber Escort: BB Weapons Book No. 26 This book came out in 1971 as part of Ballantine’s Illustrated History of the Twentieth Century. In Junior High and High School I read a number of these books. I owned two … Continue reading

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There Will Be War edited by Jerry Pournelle

Jerry Pournelle died September 8th 2017. I was sad to see him go as I enjoyed reading his daily blog Chaos Manor and enjoyed reading his classic Science Fiction. In honor of the man, Amazon offered this SF reprint for … Continue reading

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Give Me Tomorrow by Ingrid Stabins

Give Me Tomorrow: A Young Girl’s Ordeals During The Russian WWII Invasion Of Eastern Germany is a memoir of a teenage girl living in Koselitz a small village in Pommern (Germany) during WW II. She lived on a farm in … Continue reading

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Robert A. Heinlein by William H. Patterson Jr.

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: 1907-1948 Learning Curve I wasn’t sure I would read Volume One. I was interested in Heinlein the writer, not so much the man, so I read Volume Two. But Patterson wrote an … Continue reading

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Sons And Soldiers by Bruce Henderson

During World War II, the allies had a secret weapon: German-born Jews who volunteered their service in the U.S. military were trained in interrogating prisoners and collecting information.  The 2,000 man team, known as Ritchie Boys, served in European combat and, … Continue reading

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