Dixie Kiefer was a true World War II hero. He was the first man to fly an airplane off a ship at night, executive officer on the carrier USS Yorktown at the battles of the Coral Sea and Midway, and skipper of USS Ticonderoga when she came under brutal attack by Japanese kamikaze planes.
Captain Ford Stevens is again called into service in veteran Lawrence A. Colby’s latest action-packed military suspense novel.
A Memoir of a Mortuary Affairs Marine
New book on Antietam—America's bloodiest day and the Civil War's pivotal battle
Bill Lord’s new book "50 Years After Vietnam" is the irreverent but poignant memoir of a young draftee. Lord and his fellow soldiers were 19- and 20-year-olds fighting on the front lines in 1968. They were ill-prepared for the terror of battle, and shocked when they were often vilified when they came home.
Honor Our WW II Unsung Heroes and Read About Their Untold Story
“The deep and varied insights provided by Rooney lift his book well out of the standard action narrative usually found in the war novel genre and place it in a category best described as well worth reading by anyone wishing to find out more about the Vietnam War, and about the personal impact of war upon the people fighting on the battlefields.” Fergus Thomson RFD is a Barrister (NP) and Supreme Court Case Reviewer who served for a total of 30 years in the Australian Army (Regular and Reserve). During that time, he was posted to the Australian Task Force HQ at Nui Dat, South Vietnam, and travelled on duty to American Army bases. Robert Macklin (award winning authorof SAS Sniper, Redback One and Warrior Elite): · "Utterly Gripping." · "The book is a triumph." · "Vietnam itself is evoked with an authority that is certain to engage the reader, and the battle scenes are so powerful that images remain long after the reader has returned the book to its place among the most memorable in their collection."
Pete Mecca has sought out these veterans, and, in giving them an opportunity to tell their stories, shows their wartime experiences to be powerful and poignant. Their voices speak loud and clear as they tell their stories in the stark and moving book. - Greg Grimes, Col., USA (R) - Grand Prize Winner, MOAA National Military Writing Contest
Outskirts Press announces GOD SAID LET THERE BE LIGHT AND THERE WAS “LLUMO”, the highly anticipated biography & autobiography/historical book from Houston author Ray W. Luce.
"Hognose Silent Warrior: The USAF's Airborne Intelligence War in the Final Air Campaigns of Vietnam"
December 23/24, 1972. The plane was banking into its wide turning arc at the northern end of the cylindrical-shaped orbit. The orbit turns are very subtle and you can barely sense any ‘G’ force against your body. We were quite a distance out, but even so as I looked out the portal window, the coastline of North Vietnam came into view through the darkness. You didn’t need any daylight to see what was going on down there. From that altitude you could see the clearly defined geographical layout of the Red River that ran from Haiphong on the coast up to Hanoi some seventy-five miles away. It looked like a lava flow coming from a volcano. As far as the eye could see, the earth below was burning, casting an eerie orange-red glow through the early dawn. The devastation the U.S. was wreaking on this country was almost beyond description and certainly beyond my comprehension. I remember thinking to myself, how could anybody still be alive down there? How could anything still be left standing? Maybe they haven’t given up yet because there isn’t anybody left to give up. I went back to position and settled in monitoring the NVAF tactical air frequencies listening for any MiG activity, which was sure to continue again as soon as daybreak came. I couldn’t shake the image out of my head. I asked myself what was I doing here? This was insanity beyond comprehension. I was seeing it from a safe distance. I could only imagine what the Air Force and naval flyboys who were carrying out the attacks were seeing and experiencing. Or feeling. I shook it off. There was a mission to carry out. I didn’t look out the portal anymore during the remainder of the mission.