Books by members of VetFriends.com!
Turkey Mountain Boys: My Brother Keeper.
By Robert Brock
East Texas author, Robert Brock, celebrates the nationwide release of his new novel based on a true story about hard work, brotherhood, knee-slapping humor and the supernatural bond that causes men to sacrifice their lives for each other and their families both on the battlefield and on the home front. When Connor Flannigan was declared MIA in the warzone, there was never a doubt that his friend and blood-brother, Milo O'Brien, would come to the rescue. Risking life and limb, Milo goes to Iraq to rescue his friend. But when Milo brings Connor home, it quickly becomes apparent that things will never be the same. He must decide whether to follow his own dreams or sacrifice his life to care for his brother. ISBN number: 1617394378
Six Degrees of the Bracelet: Vietnam’s Continuing Grip
By John A. Siegfried
Six degrees of separation refers to the idea that everyone is at most six steps away from, or connected to, any other person on Earth. While the Vietnam War was raging, silver bracelets were created to raise awareness of, and show support for, American servicemen who were prisoners of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA). After the war, black bracelets were produced to pay homage to any of our armed forces killed in action (KIA). The orange bracelet is more recent and symbolizes all those, living and deceased, who have suffered from diseases, combat wounds, and post traumatic stress resulting from their Vietnam service. These bracelets honor the memory and sacrifice of our troops—one of the central goals of this book. You will be riveted by the indescribable stories told by veterans, about veterans, and for veterans, and by the families of the lost or still missing MIAs. More than 3,400,000 men and women served in Southeast Asia. Although close to 60 percent of all Vietnam veterans who served in-country are no longer alive, the families of all these veterans will continue to be affected by the Vietnam War for generations. This book illustrates the misery and despair experienced by both soldiers and victims of this visceral war, but also the exhilaration of combat, and the camaraderie felt, during their respective tours, to present day. ISBN number: 978-1-4628-4578-1
What's a Vietnam, Sketches and Poetry from the Bush
By John Niemi
As a grunt, Niemi carried a sketchbook and some pens along with his M60 and other Government Issued equipment through the jungles and rice paddies of South Vietnam and Cambodia. The drawings and poetrywere an attempt to maintain sanity and mentally escape the atrocities of war. During breaks in the action, buddies used to inquire,"hey, Niemi, anything new in 'your book' today?" Then they would ponder the muddied pages for endless hours. "When you get back to the world, man, send me a copy". Now, finally available at Amazon.com ISBN number: 978-1-4637-9888-8
Life of a Bluenose
By Robert Gary Haller
'Life of a Bluenose' opens on a cold February day in 1974 as sixteen-year-old Robert Haller arrives in Piney Point, Maryland, to commence his United States Merchant Marines career. What follows is a vividly descriptive account of the dedication and determination that characterized the men and women who served during the Cold War. The personal perspective and candor of Life of a Bluenose makes Robert Haller’s work a memorable and meaningful contribution to the study of American military history. ISBN number: 978-0-8059-6915-3
Remembered Always: Our American Soldiere
By Jill R. Lorenz
In 'Remembered Always: Our American Soldier', poet Jill Lorenz writes words for those soldiers who have been lost and those still willing to sacrifice their safety for their country. Tragic poems like 'Left Behind' will leave readers grieving over the devastation of war, while encourageing poems like 'Some Say' will fill readers with pride and respect for our troops. A power collection, 'Remembered Always' is a must-read for anyone who has been touched by the military. ISBN number: 978-1-61777-884-1
Heart of a Wanderer - The Road to Reverend Snake
By Dolan Bonner
This is a true story of an USAF enlisted mans personal account of the Vietnam war that he was a part of. It is riddled with the authors dry sense of humor throughout. Later on he travels up north to work on the worlds biggest construction project at that time, the Trans Alaska Pipeline. There he is tagged with the nickname 'snake'. He later moves on to Korea where he encounters lepers at a leper colony he was invited to. The story has a spiritual twist. ISBN number: 978-1935097143
Beyond those Hills: an Officer and a Lady
By M.H.A. Menondji
Entrusted with the well being of his late best friend's daughter, Laura, former C.I.A. operative Jim Marshall had kept his promise well beyond what was expected of him. Now an accomplished young woman, Lt. Laura Armitage is an unlikely candidate to an elite US Navy unit. A tragedy shadowing her days, she fights her way through discrimination and the cover-ups of the Iran-contras scandal. Struggling to assess her allegiance to the flag, she stands her ground through every mission aware her tenacity may not be enough to earn her respect, including that of her jaded commanding officer, Lt. T.J. Wilkins. Beyond Those Hills: an Officer and a Lady depicts three lives intertwined by love, death, lust and a sense of duty that rises above politicians' corruption. It is a compelling tale of redemption woven into the private battles of a female warrior. The ISBN number: 9781441485304
(A Story of Love and Misunderstanding in) A Perilous Place
By Robert Reynolds
A serviceman in Vietnam struggles with indecision to remain near the woman he loves. He surprises her with a proposal during a visit to her village home. It places her in a quandary and he leaves distraught. A military police raid causes him to take flight. When the coast clears, he tries to find his way out of the maze of alleys. With freedom in sight, a band of thieves accost him intent on stealing his possessions and a fray ensues. This is an exciting story of love and misunderstanding--and the consequences one faces in A Perilous Place. Available at Amazon.com or send $20.00 to Robert Reynolds, 546 Renee Lane, DeSoto, Texas 75115 email@example.com ISBN: 978-1-60749-173-6
Firing at Shadows
By Robert Reynolds
This is an exciting story about events that occur during a Vietnam service member's assignment to a physical security unit. People and places along his route remind him of these events, including the Tet Offensive. As his evening watch progresses, the enemy fires a salvo of rockets at the Air Base. Some of them miss their target and land in a nearby village. He escorts a Navy ambulance to the scene and helps bring out the dead and wounded. Firing at Shadows is a story of a young man's emerging character in the turmoil of a war torn country. Available at Amazon.com or send $22.00 to Robert Reynolds, 546 Renee Lane, DeSoto, Texas 75115 Bobandhoang@yahoo.com ISBN: 1-60610-883-2
Digger, Dogface, Brownjob, Grunt
By Gary Prisk
If you are a Vet, a friend or relative, a medic, nurse, shrink, or on active duty fighting the lastest crud-balls, drop your rucksack,grab a drink, and hang onto your humping tackle. You're in for a ride. Reading Digger, Dogface, Brownjob, Grunt is an industrial-grade cure for combat mania, circa. 1967 Vietnam. You will find yourself in this book, slogging in and out of the vines, laughing, then crying. Combat humor... black and irreverent. Twelve-month men lying and joking even when the truth made a better story.
The Forgotten Veterans
by Stephen M. Reay
"The Forgotten Veterans" A personal account of a recreation therapist. Anthology of human interest stories focusing on the hope, comedy, personal courage and sometimes tragedy of returning veterans who for many reasons, some physical and some psychological, cannot assimilate into society. The stories in the book are true. The actual names have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals. Available at Amazon.com or send $14.00 to Steve Reay, 558 Shoshone St., Grand Junction, CO 81504, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deaf Lives in Contrast: Two Women's Stories
by Mary V. Rivers and Dvora Shurman
A wonderful book about the Cajun culture and growing up in the 1930's while not able to speak English. Her travels to Europe to join my husband Bruce H. Rivers who was on US Air Force active duty. The book is about the shock to find out our third son was born deaf and the problems we had to find the right schools. Available at Amazon.com
In Your Service, The Veteran's Friend
by Galen Maddy
An authoritative overview of the Department of Veterans Affairs benefit 'Aid and Attendance.' A 'must read' for veterans, spouses, widows, and family who have family members on the way to, or in Assisted Living Facility. Tax free money is available through the V.A. Price only $9.95. Group discounts. Available at most booksellers. Available at Amazon.com
Flashback: Vietnam: Cover-Up: PTSD
by Alan C. Thomas, HMCM/USN, Ret.
My novel concerns the before, during the Vietnam War, and after life of Rob Thomas. Rob served as a US Navy Hospital Corpsman with a squad of Marines, during an attempt to rescue two POWs from a camp in Quang-Tri Province, Vietnam in 1970. Available at Amazon.com
The Soldier Factory
by Ed Salven
The experience chronicles memories of my time in Fort Ord, Monterey CA after revisiting it 35+ years later. It was a ghostown. At turns amusing, humorous and heartbreaking the narritive is enhanced by color portraits of soldiers and the fort in its final days of disrepair. Available at Amazon.com
Poetry As Institutionalism
by Sir Professor Earnest Lee Easton Esq.
Deluxe honor to the American Veteran in the form of a poem. Poem honors, praises and appreciates the American Veteran. Available at iUniverse.com
by Michael R. Ellis
During troubled times, The Office of Naval Intelligence recruits a young and unconventional sailor to hunt down another sailor turned traitor. Available at Authorhouse.com
M.P., A Novel of Vietnam
by John R. Schembra
M.P. is a work of fiction based in part on the author's personal experiences as a Military Policeman in Vietnam in 1970. It is a hard-hitting and gritty story of a young M.P. caught up in the quagmire that was Vietnam, and gives the reader a realistic view into what it was like to be an M.P. during the war. It is the story of how he survived that year, of the friendships he found, and the sorrow of lives lost. Available at Amazon.com
The Ghosts of Vietnam, A Memoir of Growing Up, Going to War and Healing
by Jim Stewart
Winner of the Military Writer's Society of America Distinguished Honor Award for 2005. This powerful trip from a man who spent four years in Vietnam, left his daughter behind, and began searching for answers. Jim takes you through an early tragedy in his childhood, a light hearted romp through basic training and off to Vietnam where he was a military policeman and a civilian worker from 1966-1970. Often humorous, definitely self deprecating, the book takes a serious turn when he begins his search. Filled with emotions and sadness the book leads you to a spiritual uplifting in the end. Available at Amazon.com
Marines in the Garden of Eden: The true story of seven bloody days in Iraq
by Richard S. Lowry
It began at sunrise on a clear Sunday morning when American soldiers were ambushed after becoming lost on their trek into Iraq. 11 soldiers were killed and 6 taken prisoner, including Jessica Lynch. By nightfall, 18 Marines had given their lives in the battle. For the next week the city was rocked with gunfire, as the Marines fought to wrest control of the city from Saddam's fanatical followers. This is the story of the battle for "The Nas," as seen through the eyes of the men who were there. Available at Amazon.com
Eagles Over Berlin
by Kati Fabian
In war-torn Germany, John and Esther meet and fall in love in the turmoil of history. From the Oval Office, to Stalin's study, through plane crashes in Soviet territory we follow the events of the Berlin Airlift. Soviet spies and secret negotiations lead to the lifting of the blockade, but the victory tragically separates John and Esther. By a twist of destiny, they will meet again forty years later, in 1989. When the Berlin Wall comes down, they will understand the purpose of their life. Available at Amazon.com or EaglesOverBerlin.com
Fire From the Sky – A diary over Japan
by Ron Greer and Mike Wicks
It is May 24th 1945 and you are part of a mission that will see nine million pounds of firebombs drop on Tokyo. You are flying at 20,000 feet, sitting on enough jellied gasoline (napalm) to level several city blocks and the enemy is shooting at you.
Fire From The Sky – A Diary Over Japan puts you right into the heart of a B-29 as you re-live the experiences of S/Sgt Herbert L. Greer. Hunched over his radio and writing with a penlight, Herb kept a diary of each of his twenty-eight bombing missions over Japan. Available at Amazon.com
The Burma Bridge Busters
by Howard Bell & Anthony Strotman
Like all Military units during WWII, the men of 490th Bomb Sdn, The "Skull & Wings" came from all over the US. By chance thrust into the obscure China-Burma India theater, their story begins with the deployment and gaining experience until developing "Glip" bombing from low level which led to their sucessful attacks on Japanese bridges earning them the name Bridge Busters by the Commanding General of the 10th AAF. Many veterans share their experiences. Their stories are worth telling, reading and remembering. Available at Amazon.com
by Michael Connelly
They fought for 326 straight days and were in almost every major battle in France, Belgium, and Germany. Their mortars placed devastating fire on the enemy from the beaches of Normandy to the Cherbourg Peninsula, and from Aachen and the Hurtgen Forest to the Battle of the Bulge.
In this 292 page book you’ll read their story presented as if it comes from today’s headlines. You’ll hear from the men who were there and see the pictures they took, many of which have never been published before. You’ll also hear from some German soldiers who faced the 87th in battle. Available at www.trafford.com/04-2710
Thunder in the Night, A Sailor's Perspective on Vietnam
by Raymond S. Kopp
A personal account of one sailor's experiences in the last days of America's most unpopular war. Thunder in the Night will change perceptions about aspects of the Vietnam War that remained "below the radar" of the historical record. Some will find this story difficult to believe, but its validity is backed up by now declassified documents and Internet links that verify these actions took place. Available at Amazon.com
Becoming Sgt. Kahl Lingering Memories of a WWII Infantryman
by Vernon M. Kahl
Written as a therapeutic expulsion of lingering memories, “Sgt. Kahl’s” stories are anecdotes of the good, gritty, or grim sides of life in the 40’s Army. The reader is educated in Army life for a young volunteer from Iowa and his transformation from an Army grunt --as he endures training and eventual transfer to the front lines in the Pacific arena. The follow-up stories of people and events that came into his life years later because of his Army connections bring the stories to the present.
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by David D. Holt
Steven Brandt, a disabled anthropologist, is out on a routine hunting trip where he finds himself in a precariously dangerous situation when he is the victim of sudden geological event. This geological event will transport him deep within the earth, through a sink hole, to another world—a lost world far under the earth’s surface. The electrifying ride down is not without its bumps, twists and turns as Steven is injured on the way down. Given up all hope of survival, Brandt assumes…
Available at Publish America
Echoes From The Infantry
by Frank Nappi
Frank Nappi is a high school teacher on Long Island who, over the last several years, befriended aging World War II veterans in his community. As he heard their reminiscences, he became absorbed in their stories of simple heroism -- and trying to recapture what they’d left behind when they returned home.
They are stories of men who never asked for recognition or adulation, only a place in the free and prosperous society they’d built with their own blood, sweat and tears -- men who could never entirely leave behind the horrors of the battlefield, or explain them to their own children.
Now, Nappi has synthesized those reminiscences and crafted them into a heartwarming and at times harrowing novel: ECHOES FROM THE INFANTRY. It is the fictionalized tale of one Long Island veteran, the misery of combat, and the powerful emotional bond that connected him to his fiancé back home and that allowed him to survive the war with his soul battered but intact.
It is about a father and son, and their ultimately redeeming struggle to understand the worlds that shaped each one -- one a world at war, the other a world shaped by its veterans Available at www.franknappi.com
90 Day Wonder - Darkness Remembered
by Leon Cooper
Recounting experiences as a Naval landing craft officer during WWI. Bob Thomas, noted Hollywood historian and biographer has this to say... "Leon Cooper's '90 Day Wonder' vividly captures the drama of what has been called The Greatest Generation. The combat scenes are especially gripping, and Cooper's portrait of his wretched commander Boda ranks with Captains Bligh and Queeg. The book is an intensely human story intensely told." Available at www.Amazon.com
Looking Back...But Moving On
by Joyce Armster
In this heartwarming and inspiring novel,a woman finds strength in God after two aneuryms, having her eyesight restored, healed from a stroke, and survived a less-than-perfect marriage that ended in tragedy when she made a decision to serve the Lord. Because of her faith and courage, the author has allowed the reader to feel the pain of her suffering. She displayed her strength and weakness, but overcame her weakness through her determination to trust God. Available at www.Amazon.com
The Crater, Seven Days of Terror in Putnam County
by David D. Holt
A Mosasaur is brought into our world through a massive sink hole in Florida which wrecks havoc on the rivers surrounding Welaka. Available at www.Amazon.com
Civil War II
by Nelson O. Ottenhausen, LTC, USA (Ret.)
By coercion and bribery of high ranking government officials, both civilian and military, John Butler "Bull" Jackson and The United States People's Constitutional Militia infiltrates thousands of recently discharged veterans back into strategic active military positions. The plan, isolate the nation's Capitol under the guise of martial law, then bring down the President's administration.
However, six political assassinations, several violent bombings and the escape of two petty convicts from an Arkansas prison, unwittingly cause a chain of events that disrupts Bull Jackson's takeover timetable.
Secret Service agents along with Sheriff Sam Walker of Johnson County, Arkansas, try to track down the elusive Bull Jackson and his radical followers, but they always seem to remain a step behind. Available at www.Amazon.com
A Bucket of Prop Wash from Poverty to Silver Wings
by Gaelord O'Neal
Col. O’Neal wrote his autobiography after retiring from the USAF in 1947. He saw action in both World Wars, as an infantry soldier in the first war and Deputy Chief of Staff of the US carrier Forces in WW2. He felt his story would serve as the story of every inconsequential pilot and obscure flying officer who had a part in building the vast war potential and power structure of our present day AF. A career soldier experiences action and adventures in war and love. The manuscript was published recently by his daughter Joela O'Neal Jenkins. Available at www.Amazon.com
Semper Fi: Business Leadership the Marine Corps Way
by Dan Carrison and Rod Walsh
Semper Fidelis - Latin for "always faithful" - is both the motto of the U.S. Marine Corps and the inspiration for this totally new approach to corporate leadership.
Written by two former marines who are now successful businessmen, Semper Fi goes behind the scenes to pinpoint what works for the USMC. But the book is about far more than barking orders to underlings, mandating a grueling fitness program, or charging over the top with bayonets flashing. Rather, it takes the best leadership tactics used by the Corps and translates them to a corporate environment-with results that can be surprising and highly effective. Available at www.Amazon.com
The Way I Remember It: World War Two
by George A. Flynn
Written by a veteran who saw action on two continents, participated in two D-Day invasions, and fought in seven major campaigns, this book takes the reader through the daily thoughts and activities of the author throughout the course of the war. The book shows the realities of war, as well as the lighter side of things. A must read for anyone learning about or interested in WWII and for soldiers or vets of all ages. Available at www.Amazon.com
Tac Leader: What Honor Requires
by Bob Anderson
Doc Roberts and his friend Gonzo set out on a search for gold and lost treasure in the Mexican desert. They head out on horse back with Gonzo's latest invention Merlin, their secret weapon for finding gold. Instead of finding gold, they find trouble. They know something's out of kilter when they encounter a strange resort in the middle of the Mexican desert. Their suspicion is confirmed, as they find murder, rape and perversion at a level neither had seen before. Doc and Gonzo are two decorated military professionals, with experience ranging from counterterrorism to air intelligence. They are quickly faced with making decisions that send their lives spinning off on a course neither could have imagined. Available through www.Amazon.com
Brian Wizard's 20th Century Anthology
by Brian Wizard
This compellation of work consists of five novels, a video documentary and a music CD: The Will He Make It Saga: Permission to Kill, Back in the World, Permission to Live, and the video documentary Thunderhawks. Plus Shindara, a dolphin's tale, and Heaven On Earth, a spiritual satire, a CD of original Brian Wizard tunes and a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Only 500 First Edition Anthologies available. A book collector's dream. See discount coupon in the Veterans Business Directory at www.vetfriends.com/veteran-business-directory/ or visit www.brianwizard.com
YES, DRILL SERGEANT! How I Survived Basic Training
by Jeff Circle
YES, DRILL SERGEANT! is a humorous memoir that describes Jeff Circle's U.S. Army basic training experience at Ft. Dix, New Jersey, in 1987. Each phase of the eight-week period is retraced and brought to life through clever, frank, and sometimes cynical vignettes that reveal a process full of fear, shock, and trepidation. “I strongly recommend this book to anyone who thinks basic training might be fun.” — Bill Murray Star of Stripes and Ghostbusters
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The Pucker Factor
by Daniel Webster
The Pucker Factor is a phrase familiar to the military. Fear, surprise, and the unknown are its major components. Jointly or one at a time, these components can scare you to death, or you are certain you will die, and then you are afraid you will not die. He moves from the "Jungle Eaters" as they clear back the jungle with Rome plows in the Hobo Woods, to fly with the Commanders of the 13th Assault Helicopter Battalion and the 164th Combat Aviation Group on missions in the Delta to rout out and destroy the VC in the U-Mihn Forest, then to prepare operational maps for the 336th Assault Helicopter Company mission To order, visit www.Amazon.com
World War II B-24 "Snoopers"
by Stephen M. Perrone
The Snoopers came into being because on May 30, 1942, commanding General Army Air Forces, Hap Arnold, ordered the Director of Technical Services to establish the Sea Search Attack Development Unit, with headquarters at Langley Field, Virginia. This group was originally formed to develop tactics and techniques of anti-submarine warfare, but the development of the SCR-717B Long Range Radar Search Radar and the super-secret SCR-729 Low Altitude (LAB) Radar Bombsight mounted in the ASV Radar Equipped B-24 airplane gave birth to the Snoopers: Low Altitude Night Bombers. Hundreds of combat missions are described by the crew members-most of them were in their twenties, but some were teenagers. Sixty years later it is hard to believe, but three Snooper crews came into the Pacific Combat Theater with 19 year-old Plane Commanders. For ordering information click here
Our Survival Was Open to the Gravest Doubts
by Jerry McConnell
A Marine Private's Personal Account of the Battle for Guadalcanal on August 7, 1942. This story is about history. World War II and The Battle for Guadalcanal was a historical moment in this country back in the summer of 1942. It was after all, the first land battle that our country had won since the war started. We lost and suffered great losses at Pearl Harbor and shortly after, we lost Wake Island. We needed a victory. The Marines who fought on Guadalcanal knew this. It was one of the most horrific battles ever faced by our young men. This story is about a young man's journey into the darkness of war and combat. An online book, visit seacoastmarines.com
A Filthy Business
by David Compton
In 1965, in the chilliest part of the Cold War, Anders Desruisseaux is nearing the end of his career in Army Intelligence. He has been working as an agent handler in northern Germany, where he runs "agents" in and out of East Bloc countries. This novel is fiction-based-on-fact. Many of the techniques and places described in the novel are real. The job was at times exciting, rarely glamorous, and sometimes just a rotten way to make a living. To order, visit www.Amazon.com
The 7 Levels of Change
by Colonel Rolf Smith, USAF(Ret)
Out as a 2nd edition. The book has its roots in the first military Office of Innovation (1986), created at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio (USAF Electronic Security Command, now Air Froce Intelligence Agency). To order, visit www.Amazon.com
| First Lady Last Lady
by D.C. Macom
Our heroine, FBI agent Erin Windom is investigating a case involving a mathematician, turned serial killer, in the Washington DC area. The Pi symbol, in geometry, strangely appears etched on the victims. Simultaneously, First Lady Hilda Holt, becomes missing following a threat by terrorists to the U.S. President Harrison Holt. A bizzare turn of events leads Agent Windom, President Holt and a select few in the new Administration to realize a devestating situation. Concurrently, the United States Senate is threatening the President with impeachment for covertly sending ransom to the terrorists. All roads mysteriously turn to an unexpected and terrible reality. To order, visit www.Amazon.com
Highest Traditions — Memories of War
by Tony Lazzarini
Prize winning playwright and award winning author, Tony Lazzarini, has written more than your average war story. Highest Traditions takes you along on his tour in Vietnam as a helicopter door gunner where the average life span under fire was 20 seconds. This is not a glorification of war documentation. The author puts his readers beside him in the infamous UH-1D (Huey) helicopter and whisks them off to the battlefield to perform a mix of hazardous missions. His thoughts will become yours as he deals with the anguish of seeing death and his narrow escapes from it. This is an educational as well as harrowing account of how helicopter missions were done and why. Discover the "A" Company "Little Bears", one of the most decorated helicopter units of the Vietnam War. To order, visit www.Amazon.com
Eagle Wings and Mustang Tales:
A story about a boy who was born to fly
by Capt. William Jackson Barnard
Bill Barnard lived many of the great events of the 20th century. At 17, he joined the Depression navy. He sailed to Japanese-occupied China and saw, heard, smelled, tasted, and felt more than many do in a lifetime. Later, he was under the Hindenburg when it exploded. He flew 11,000 hours in every kind of plane, in combat and foul weather, and never bent a wingtip. A "mustang", Bill was one of only 15 enlisted pilots to ever earn a Captain’s eagle wings. He met Presidents, aviation pioneers, astronauts, and movie stars in his 40-year aviation career. To order, visit www.Amazon.com
In Black and White
by Dick Williamson PhD.
Many stories have been told about the tumultuous era of the sixties as we reach for a better understanding of the dynamics of the incredible social changes that took place. "In Black and White" chronicles the Vietnam experience of two American soldiers; one black and one white. Though the novel includes some graphic scenes of war it is intended to be a backdrop and not the focus of the book. The emphasis is on the personal development of these men as they work through issues of friendship, love, war, racism and loss. "In Black And White" is far more than a Vietnam War story. It is about coping with forced separation and loss of innocence. All of us can relate to overcoming overwhelming circumstances in our lives. There are no heroes or heroines in, In Black And White. There are only survivors who have learned to love and to discover themselves through incredible odds. To order, visit www.Amazon.com
131 Days - Accounts From a Frontline Aid Station During Operation Desert Storm
by Tom Haigler
Twelve years ago CW2 Tom Haigler was attached to the unit that would spearhead the 7th Corps into Iraq. As a Physician Assistant his mission was to ready not only his medics, but himself, to care for the more than 200 casualties the ground war promised. 131 Days was created from his daily journal and gives a first hand account of what the medics in a frontline aid station face. There were many aspects to the war fought in Iraq. One was witnessed daily on CNN; precision guided missiles, spectacular explosions, the burning skies of Baghdad. Another is the battle of the mind; the emotions, the fear, the anger, the relief, the guilt. This is the aspect of the war he describes. 131 Days is an important reminder of what soldiers face on a personal level when combat is inevitable. To order, visit www.Amazon.com
by Sheri Matias
At twenty four, Sisene Segler is a single mother who realizes true love may not be found during her lifetime. Sisene begins transforming her life on her own terms. After graduating from nursing school she joins the Army where she meets Enrique Carerras, Mr. Right. The only problem is that Mr. Right is still a teenager. A month after reporting to her duty station at Fort Hood Texas, she leaves on a humanitarian mission to Somalia with a “Rapid Deployment” unit. Soon she is promoted to Sergeant and quickly realizes that without any formal training she will have to master the leadership skills necessary for survival. When she returns to Fort Hood, Enrique has since celebrated his twentieth birthday. Sisene tries to terminate their relationship, however, the deadly virus she returns from Somalia with may end their love and their future together before she does. To order, visit www.Amazon.com
My Dad, Everyone's Soldier
by Tiera Rozman
"My Dad, Everyone's Soldier" is the true story of one family's experience in having a family member called up from the U. S. Army Reserves to active duty in today's uncertain times. Told through the eyes of a seven-year-old boy, the story explores topics including love, loss, and longing in a simple yet powerful way. The little boy expresses in his own descriptive way what over 250,000 families in America are coping with today. To order, visit www.Amazon.com
A Novel of an American Family's Cold War Years
by Walter D. Rodgers
Century's Child is the saga of the Richards family, whose protagonist describes the interaction of his family, typical of tens of thousands like it, with the military and political history of this country, from 1900 to 1998, with a single flashback to November, 1864 (Sherman's March to the Sea), and a flash-over to the Somme, July 1, 1916. The setting is principally a Midwestern city, but over half the action takes place at multiple scattered Army posts, in South Vietnam, and in Arabia. The first-person protagonist is determined to break out of the blue-collar world, to break the mold of generations of skilled labor, and feels driven to see just how far he can rise. He wants to do something to make the world better, and perhaps to make a difference in its history. And it is not in him to say "die." To order, visit www.Amazon.com
The Last Generation
by Alan Robertson
Personal memoirs of an RAF pilot trained as a Naval Aviator at NAS Pensacola in 1941 and of combat experiences as a U-boat hunter in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian Oceans under the title "The Last Generation," published in 2000. The story of a young man involved in the great struggle that became known as World War II, and of his loss of innocence without doubting the cause he embraced. This is not a story of heroics, but rather a telling of the day to day events that make up the life of a flying boat captain, of one man's duties as a submarine hunter in the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Indian Oceans. It is a story that is typical of the young men who grew to manhood in the years between 1938 and 1946, and of how they persevered through the long years of a war that was, without doubt, the last of its kind. To order, visit www.Amazon.com
SOS Korea 1950 - Illustrated
by Raymond B. Maurstad
"At last, someone has written a book of eyewitness accounts of Americans in South Korea, both civilian and military, who were present when the North Korean Communists attacked on June 25, 1950.
"In SOS KOREA 1950 Raymond Maurstad gives us a glimpse of the conditions in South Korea prior to the Korean war. Few Americans know of the great efforts of the United States to aid the South Koreans following World War II. In 1945, South Korea was an economic, social and military basket case. America spent millions of dollars to aid them, and the South was well on its way in economic development when the North attacked .
"Maurstad gives his readers a description of the utter chaos and confusion that resulted in South Korea following the attack. General MacArthur in Tokyo was for a time cut off from communication with his officials in Korea. During this time, Ray and some of his friends kept MacArthur's Headquarters informed about the deteriorating military situation in the South using their own personal amateur radio equipment. Yes, it was dangerous! "
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by Walter D. Rodgers
Army Green is a fictional study encompassing the lives of two friends from Kansas City, as they encounter the events and situations of the last half of the 20th Century. Their backgrounds are similar, yet differ enough to provide an intriguing level of contrast. It is the sequel to "Century's Child". The two men meet as teenagers in the Kansas National Guard of 1954. Their lives develop over the next 50 years, separately for the most part, but along parallel career and family lines. The protagonist, Bill Anderson, begins his post-high school life intending (and wanting) nothing more than to have a "steady lifetime job" at Sears, Roebuck's gigantic mail order plant in Kansas City, Missouri. Thirty-five years later he has developed a completely-unexpectedly steady lifetime job as one of the Army's seniormost enlisted logisticians. He describes his life as a series of accidents which turned out well. The reader can't avoid the conclusion that the narrator made those incidents bear fruit, and his protestations to the contrary, chance had only a small part in their outcome. The turning point of his story is the crucial accident of his activation and posting to Vietnam in the wake of 1968's Tet Offensive. After that, even with twelve years' seniority, Sears doesn't have a chance. To order, visit www.Amazon.com
Port of Two Brothers
by Paul L. Schlener
Two Brothers, veterans of WW2, John a bombardier on B17s , was wounded over Germany on his 13th mission. Paul, a sailor on board the USS Cape Esperance, survived Typhoon Cobra, of December 18, l944 when 790 sailors were lost to the wind and the waves of the China Sea. Three destroyers were sunk by the violent storm with very few survivors. After discharged from the military, the two brothers and their families set out on an adventuresome pioneer/missionary endeavor in the Green Hell of the Amazon River country in Brazil. The brothers worked with Brazilians along the Amazon river, and with a primitive tribe called Ticuna. The two families were a hundred miles from supplies and medical help, depending on God and a dugout canoe with a 5 hp outboard for transportation. The brothers did what they could to help the people with medicines, tooth extraction, and education. After 40 years on the job, hundreds of formerly illerate people could read, churches were established with their own national pastors, and schools taught by their own people were functioning in each of the surrounding villages. Fishing in jungle lakes was fabulous. The book has three sections of photos. To order, visit please send check or money order of $15 to
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by M. Edward Arnold
The story of a 17 year old boy from Seattle joining the Navy during a cold war with newspaper memories of frozen foxholes in the Frozen Chosin. His adventures and misadventures. His growing into manhood in a Navy that was changing and never to be seen again. It is available only through the author. The cost is $25.
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by Walter D. Rodgers
Western Sunrise is a future history, including and ending with the successful conclusion of the next Gulf War, which begins in the summer of the year 2004. The precipitating event of that war will not be described here; it would give away too much. The technology involved is similar to that which might be featured in one of many techno-thrillers. The narrative begins with the end of the Vietnam Conflict, touches on the Panamanian invasion of 1988, describes a Mideast assignment, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and peacetime service in the Army Medical Department. The realism, twists, turns, counterplots and colorful characters (such as Old Franz, the headwaiter, late of the 11th SS Armored Division, and Miss MacTavish who may or may not be an agent of MI6) make this short volume a page-turner, impossible to put down. It is told from the viewpoint of a career military surgeon, assigned out to pasture, or so he believes, after Desert Storm, until it's time for him to retire. Except that his various mundane jobs' requirements are highly classified and contradictory. When he tries to connect the dots, he's quickly ordered not to proceed further. Without a plausible explanation, he is kept on active duty long after his date of retirement in support of something mysterious, compartmented and unexplained until the last ten pages of the novel. Buy it for a man who likes action-packed stories; if he likes W.E.B. Griffin, he'll love Western Sunrise To order, visit www.Amazon.com
My Dying Breath
by Ben Reed
My Dying Breath is the tale of Tuck Richard (REE-shard), a gravely wounded Marine, who looks back on the journey that has whisked him and his friends from the Cajun country of south Louisiana, hardened them through the rigors of training, and flung them into the jungles of 1969 Vietnam. Struggling to survive the elements and a wily enemy, Tuck, Donnie-Boy Hebert (AY-bear) and Johnny Robert (ROH-bear) drive unwittingly toward a tragic showdown with the infamous Col. Pham Van Bui. This NVA super-patriot, however, must survive his own enemies from within — his teen-aged nephew, Pham Thuc Trai, who seeks revenge, and a veteran Eurasian, Louie, who is trying to escape the futility of war. To order, visit www.Amazon.com
It Wasn't Just A Job; It Was An Adventure
by Donald Johnson
Have you ever wondered what your sailor husband, wife or friend does at sea or at that overseas Navy facility? This book will tell you some of the things that go on. You will read about "The Perfect Storm", practical jokes, Navy food, the loss of a shipmate at sea and much, much more. Sit back and read these Sailors' stories. To order, visit www.Amazon.com
Amigos, Musketeers and Steve McQueen
by Alan R. Miller
This book chronicles the adventures of Alan Miller and his boyhood pal Steve McQueen. (They call themselves the Musketeers). From high school to Vietnam. How their paths continually intersected – at home, overseas and in California. Stories about Marine Corps boot camp, infantry training and the close relationships with fellow Marines, particularly a close knit group who called themselves the Amigos. Heart breaking narratives of friends lost in war and Marines the author met while in hospitals in Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan and Okinawa. Day to day accounts of a Marine rifleman in Vietnam. How he faced the hostilities of war and came home to the hostilities of peace. To order call Trafford Publishing 1-866-752-6814 (toll free). ISBN: 1-55395-508-0.
Granny and the Eskimo
Angels in Vietnam
by Jim Rowell
If the title alone doesn’t intrigue you, the content will. This is a true story about family, friendship and an unseen guiding power. It’s not just a story about Vietnam, but rather an account of an emotional journey that leads you to ponder fate, miracles and a sense of having guardian angels watching over a soldier’s life. To order, visit www.Amazon.com
ONE MORE MISSION:
A JOURNEY FROM CHILDHOOD TO WAR
by Jesse Pettey
An autobiography about a boy growing up in Nacogdoches, Texas, his youthful adventures, and his joining the Army Air Corps during WWII. The author describes his pilot training and his 35 bombing missions as a B-24 Liberator bomber pilot based in Cerignola, Italy. After completing his tour of combat, the author remained in Italy as a cargo pilot based at Capodichino Air Base in Naples, Italy where he married an Italian War Bride before returning to Nacogdoches to finish his college education. To order, visit www.Amazon.com.
A Father-Daughter Memoir
by Marilyn McCord
Imagine flying the Nile River at 300 feet in a B-25 salvaged from the desert. Picture a search-and-rescue team looking for a downed plane in Western China as machete-brandishing bandits attack from nearby hills. Consider being responsible for troop morale in a war in which combat soldiers welcome real or imagined wounds that take them off the front lines. These are among Col. Hal McCord's experiences as a young personnel officer during World War II. 80 photos. $21.50 hardcover; $15 paperback. To order, visit www.1stBooks.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 888-280-7715. ISBN: 1-4033-7596-8.
Waiting For The Blessed Light Of Dawn
By Ted Hofsiss
A True Story of the Korean War It is a story of friendships and love and combat. It tells of the kind of courage and devotion (to duty and country) it took, to travel halfway around the world, to fight for a people they did not know. They were thrown into combat as boys. Days later they were fighting to stay alive. Fierce heat or deadly cold sapped their strength. There was never enough water, food, ammunition, or sleep. Death was always at their elbows, taking their brothers in arms one by one. To Order send check or money order to: Ted Hofsiss 3352 Jones Valley Road Forestburg, Texas 76239-3424. $12.95 per copy, plus S&H $2.30 and $.81 Texas Sales Tax (Texas Residents Only). Or contact by email: email@example.com
Rockabilly,Radio and WWII
By Joe M.Leonard, Jr, as told to Shaun Mather
This 114 page book of memoirs deals mainly with Lt. Joe M.Leonard, Jr's experiences in WWII, 19 months of which was overseas, serving as a Signal Intelligence Officer with the 113th Signal Radio Intelligence Company, attached to HQ of the First US Army. Lt. Leonard's unit landed on Omaha Beach, Normandy Invasion, on D+7. His unit was monitoring and intercepting German Army secret coded and enciphered radio messages; breaking such German codes and ciphers, and furnishing this intelligence to Army G-2. He personally received the Bronze Star Medal for outstanding intelligence work on the field of battle, Specifics incidents are described in this book. At wars end, Gen. Eisenhower sent special commendations to the Signal Intelligence Service for helping to shorten the length of the war, save countless lives, and assure the Allies a victory. This book has slick hardback cover, is a First Edition. Price is $20.00 plus $2.50 for handling and mailing in the US. Texas residents will pay an extra $1.60 in tax. Contact Joe M.Leonard, Jr, PO Box 222, Gainesville, Texas 76241. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Leonard will be happy to sign all books. ISBN: 1-57168-966-4
Unsung Valor : A GI's Story of World War II
By A. Cleveland Harrison
Formerly 94th Infantry Division
Drafted in 1942 and sent to the Army Special Training Program, Harrison received engineering training. When the desperate need for replacements forced the ASTP's termination, he was sent to the Ninety-fourth Infantry Division. With it, he was in the siege of the French port Lorient, and the Battle of the Bulge, in which a land mine seriously wounded him. Assigned to military government after hospitalization, he served in occupation forces in Germany until well after V-E Day. The Eisenhower Center for American Studies has announced that A. Cleveland Harrison's World War II memoir, Unsung Valor: A GI's Story of World War II , is the 2001 winner of the Forrest C. Pogue Prize. The annual prize goes to an oustanding scholarly, historical work about the Army in Europe during World War II. Douglas Brinkley, director of the Center, observed that "one doesn't have to be a World War II scholar to enjoy this marvelous memoir."
The Last Hookers
By LTC Carle E. Dunn, USA-Ret.
Lieutenant General James Hollingsworth, USA-Ret. says, "The Last Hookers is an outstanding job by Colonel Dunn. His events are accurate and excellently detailed."
This is a five-year effort book deep in non-fictional background exposed by fictional characters. This 660 page book is comprehensive with details relating to Laos (Air America-CIA), Cambodia (US Special Operations [SOG]) Operations there, North Vietnam (Its people, culture, military, and how Ho Chi Minh came to power) and South Vietnam (From France through the US actions).
Silver Wings of Airborne
By Nick Dramis
If you liked Stephen Ambrose's book and series, "Band of Brothers," you'll love this book.
A Great Book for World War II readers. Combat stories from those paratroopers who fought the enemy. Learn how Sioux Indians of the 82nd Airborne Division, caused havoc in the Nazi ranks.