Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II

505th PIR Phil Nordyke’s “Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) in World War II” is excellent. It is a must-read for any student of World War II. Mr. Nordyke does a great job as he takes us with the 505th PIR from its beginnings and training in… Continue reading Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II

Hello, I’m a Military Brat

What is a military brat? A military brat is the son or daughter of an airman, marine, sailor, or soldier. These children of career military have shared characteristics. They grew up in a community of service. Sacrificing for the greater good is part of their character. They moved on average once every three years to… Continue reading Hello, I’m a Military Brat

Hello, I’m a Military Brat

What is a military brat? A military brat is the son or daughter of an airman, marine, sailor, or soldier. These children of career military have shared characteristics. They grew up in a community of service. Sacrificing for the greater good is part of their character. They moved on average once every three years to… Continue reading Hello, I’m a Military Brat

“Special Operations in The American Revolution” by Robert Tonsetic

“Special Operations in The American Revolution” by Robert Tonsetic tells nine stories of battles or campaigns during the American Revolutionary War. In each case, the American colonist used unconventional warfare. Experience the battles/campaigns of the American Revolutionary War. Learn the background of the principal leaders. See American know-how demonstrated by the army, navy and marines… Continue reading “Special Operations in The American Revolution” by Robert Tonsetic

Update On My Writing

My Writing Life: From time to time I get asked what I am working on in my writing life. I have a few projects. First, I’ll share the new projects. On-going projects will follow. I’ll close with the old projects. New projects: I am excited about joining the Author Culture Blog. It is at http://authorculture.blogspot.com. In… Continue reading Update On My Writing

One Great Way to Promote Your Book: A Blog Tour

Once upon a time Once upon a time in a century long past when an author wrote a book his or her publisher might send the writer on a book tour.  The author would visit media outlets in various cities promoting their book and conduct book signings. Oh, this still sometimes happens if the author… Continue reading One Great Way to Promote Your Book: A Blog Tour

When Washington Burned: An Illustrated History of the War of 1812

One of the least known wars in United States or for that matter British history is the War of 1812. The War of 1812 was a rather disorderly event. At times it had several minor campaigns going on at the same time. They weren’t coordinated, were hundreds of miles apart and had little or nothing to do… Continue reading When Washington Burned: An Illustrated History of the War of 1812

How the North Won: A Military History of the Civil War

How the North Won: A Military History of the Civil War by Herman Hattaway and Archer Jones is a scholarly look at the Civil War. Hattaway and Jones have produced a great book on Civil War logistics, planning, and administration. They authors seem to focus more on the logistics and strategy side over the tactical… Continue reading How the North Won: A Military History of the Civil War

A Life in a Year: The American Infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972

Wisconsin high school teacher James R. Ebert does a masterful job as he combines interviews and printed primary sources in this remarkable telling of the infantryman’s experience during the Vietnam War. Ebert tells the story of the US Army and a few US Marine infantrymen during the Vietnam War. He takes their story from induction… Continue reading A Life in a Year: The American Infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972

One Great Way to Write a Book Review

About every five weeks I write a book review. Since December 2007, I have written 148 book reviews of military history books for my website Kepler’s Military History Book Reviews. Front Row Monthly noticed my love for reviewing books. Last year they published twelve of my reviews in their Front Row Lit Magazine. I love… Continue reading One Great Way to Write a Book Review