Battle for the City of the Dead: In the Shadow of the Golden Dome, Najaf, August 2004

  Shiites and Sunnis The year was 2004. During the spring and summer violence inundated the Iraqi nation. The nation’s Shiites and Sunnis headlined the sectarian fighting. The disbanding of the Army of Iraq by the United States Proconsul fueled the situation. The results of the United States Proconsul’s actions were the infusing of many scores of angry… Continue reading Battle for the City of the Dead: In the Shadow of the Golden Dome, Najaf, August 2004

Shamelessly Promoting a Friends Book (It Deserves Promoting!)

As Time Goes By, we learn to value the gift of each new today. Inside Mixed Blessings–As Time Goes By, you’ll find one-hundred-and-one perfectly bite-sized stories, articles, devotions, and poems, on these ten time-related topics: Minutes 24-Hours Weeks Seasons Years Centuries Era Time-Consuming Once in a Blue Moon Eternity There is something for every reader in a Mixed… Continue reading Shamelessly Promoting a Friends Book (It Deserves Promoting!)

The Impostor Affect by Andrea Lyn Sims, Ph.D.

You’ve just completed a complex project at work. You nailed the presentation that briefed the company’s executive group. Executive leadership’s praises are echoing in your ears. Your coworkers and team members are dazzled by the fantastic job you did. You learn a significant financial bonus will be on your next paycheck to reward your efforts.… Continue reading The Impostor Affect by Andrea Lyn Sims, Ph.D.

“Thy Will Be Done” is Now Available

What do you do when the future you had planned for yourself, your child, or with your spouse is suddenly erased? A person confronting a chronic illness may feel uncertain about the future. Their hopes and dreams may be placed on hold or have to be altered. They may feel hopeless and helpless. “Thy Will… Continue reading “Thy Will Be Done” is Now Available

Hell’s Highway by George Koskimaki

George Koskimaki was 101st Airborne Division Commanding General, Major General Maxwell Taylor’s radio operator. He wrote the three-book history of the 101st Airborne during World War Two. Hell’s Highway: Chronicle of the 101st Airborne Division in the Holland Campaign, September – November 1944 is the second book in the series. The book focuses on Operation Market Garden… Continue reading Hell’s Highway by George Koskimaki

Company Commander: The Classic Infantry Memoir of World War II by Charles B. MacDonald

I highly recommend Company Commander: The Classic Infantry Memoir of World War II by Charles B. MacDonald. At just 21 years of age, Captain Charles B. MacDonald first commanded I Company, 3 Battalion 23rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division from October 1944 to January 1945 and later G Company, 2 Battalion 23rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division… Continue reading Company Commander: The Classic Infantry Memoir of World War II by Charles B. MacDonald

Relic of Sorrows: Fallen Empire, Book 4 by Lindsay Buroker

This book, number 4 in the series, pulls together much of what we’d guessed at in the previous three books. Relic of Sorrows also adds some new twists in the plot. From the three previous books, we know pretty much everything important about Alisa. We’ve learned she is ethical and empathetic. She is very courageous… Continue reading Relic of Sorrows: Fallen Empire, Book 4 by Lindsay Buroker

The Toynbee Convector by Ray Bradbury

Spoiler alert! Spoilers are in this review! I first read this collection of short stories in 1992.  It includes a reprint of the 1983 story, “The Toynbee Convector” that appeared in the January 1984 issue of “Playboy.”   Here is the story plot/summary.  The story’s protagonist claims to have returned from the future.  He has… Continue reading The Toynbee Convector by Ray Bradbury

Dark Voyage of the Mittie Stephens by Johnny Boggs

A Page Turner Dark Voyage of the Mittie Stephens is a wonderful book. Warning Spoilers follow – Master storyteller Johnny Boggs had my attention from the shootout in the New Orleans cemetery. Great Characters The transient amnesia professional gambler Bobby Randow and southern belle (with a past) Laura Kelley journey from New Orleans to Jefferson,… Continue reading Dark Voyage of the Mittie Stephens by Johnny Boggs

7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution: The Founding Fathers, Liberty, and the Struggle for Independence by John Antal

Leadership Lessons Brought to Life John Antal’s “7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution: The Founding Fathers, Liberty, and the Struggle for Independence”. The author uses seven case studies to bring the lessons to life. The case studies are in narrative story form. Excellent Story-teller He is an excellent story-teller who paints a clear picture… Continue reading 7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution: The Founding Fathers, Liberty, and the Struggle for Independence by John Antal