Books

Drive On

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At the foxhole level, war imprints an indelible mark that is invisible to historians who focus on commanders at headquarters directing the sweeping movements of troops. A real, raw and fresh perspective is enclosed in this personal journal of what it’s like to go through a war. Preserved in writing are the experiences and insights…

Ghostkeepers

Ghostkeepers

It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules…

Unusual for Their Time

Unusual for Their Time

FIRST LADIES MAN: “Unusual for Their Time: On the Road with America’s First Ladies” behind every great man is an even greater woman…or in this case…lady. If George Washington had never met and married Martha Dandridge Custis, this book would be called something quite different. It may have been written in a different language, or…

What They Don’t Teach You in Deer River

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I grew up in Deer River, MN — a one-stoplight town of 903 people. Two weeks after I graduated high school way back in the old days (1997) when everything was in black and white, I enlisted in the Navy in a combat aircrew position that had just been opened up to women. At first…

Ashley’s High Five for Daddy

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Pam Saulsby gracefully captures the resiliency of military children and families in “Ashley’s High Five for Daddy”. She gently introduces the reader to the process military families experience on the return of their loved one from deployment. In the story Ashley has reason to be happy with her father’s return and this story does help…

Losing the War in Vietnam

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“As I was sitting in the VA Hospital thinking about committing suicide, I never thought I could recover. From the despair of not wanting to live, I have been able to rebound to a point where all I can think about is how to help our soldiers not to become a suicide statistic. This amazing transformation…

Death Letter

Death Letter: God, Sex, and War

“Everyone writes one. At least, everyone who fights in a war does.” These are the first lines of Army chaplain David W. Peters’ genre-defying book, Death Letter: God, Sex, and War. Written in the dark days immediately following his deployment to Iraq, Death Letter is part memoir, part comic lament, on his relationship with the…

Line in the Valley

Line in the Valley

The Texas border is under attack. Police are overwhelmed and refugees flee in terror from eight small towns. Sergeant Jerry Nunez and his soldiers are ordered to retake one town from an unknown enemy. During the desperate fight Nunez discovers how inhuman people can truly be, struggles to carry on despite tragic losses, and is…

Proof of Our Resolve

Proof of Our Resolve

“Proof of Our Resolve” is a novel about a Texas Army National Guard infantry platoon deployed to Afghanistan. This books attempts to convey some of the experiences of soldiers serving in Afghanistan through a fictional platform. The characters are representative of and much like the Soldiers and Marines one would find in a combat unit.…

And Then I Cried

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“And Then I Cried: Stories of a Mortuary NCO” is the first work from Justin Jordan. Jordan details life as an Air Force Mortuary Non Commissioned Officer. In his stunning debut Jordan forces the reader to walk beside him on his journey in this gruesome world. Jordan holds nothing back, and shares in graphic detail…