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Wow! My source for obscure history just brought over another fascinating item.  He typically finds these rare books at auctions, Goodwill or garage sales. The Atlas of the First World War by Martin Gilbert, originally published in 1971 is unique to say the least.  Field Marshal Montgomery himself wrote the preface. The book is actually [...]

OK, I had to see what all of the buzz was about.  Seems like everyone’s talking on the book, UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand.  And typically, World War II nonfiction does not get this kind of attention.  So I had to check it out for myself. UNBROKEN tells the story of Louis Zamperini, and what a [...]

A friend of my wife, who knew of my interest in World War II, actually handed her a copy of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford for me to read.  I must admit, at first, I wasn’t real excited.  I typically read nonfiction, and it just didn’t look like my [...]

Positive feedback is beginning to pour in for EVERYTOWN, USA.  These Five Star peer reviews are courtesy of  Many thanks to our ardent supporters. “Everytown, U.S.A.: From Main Street to the Front Lines” is more than a one-off book; for historian-author Mike McCoy this book is but a first step in a ‘mission’, both [...]

Rescue of Streetcar 304: A Navy Pilot’s Forty Hours on the Run in Laos (Ausa) by Kenny Wayne Fields (Naval Institute Press) tells the story of the author’s harrowing three-day odyssey during the Vietnam War.  In late May 1968, Fields, a member of attack squadron VA-82, launched his A-7 Corsair from the carrier, USS America.  [...]

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