Discover the true essence of Teddy Roosevelt in “The Old Lion,” a novel by Jeff Shaara that captures the President’s persona, manners, & vulnerabilities
Favorite book quotes from this week, including Jeff Shaara, Tatjana Soli,James B. Stewart,Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, David Grann, and William Boyd
Favorite book quotes from this week, including Elizabeth Kerri Mahon, Keigo Higashino, John Pollack, Frederick Kempe, Henry Kissinger, and Jeff Shaara
Favorite book quotes from this week, including Jeff Shaara, Mitchell Zuckoff, Daphne Kalotay, & Tami Hoag
The first novel in an American Civil War trilogy, focuses on Robert E. Lee, Winfield Scott Hancock, Stonewall Jackson, and Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Chamberlain
A Chain of Thunder (Civil War: 1861-1865, Western Theater #2) by Jeff Shaara takes place in and around Vicksburg, Mississippi during the American Civil War.
As those who follow this blog know that I love books about the military, fiction and non-fiction. In honor of Veterans Day I thought I’d post a list of books I enjoyed over the past year or two about this subject. I assume we all love to read about something which is close to our hearts, whether it’s a place, a feeling or an experience. I know I do. Non-Fiction: Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose A fascinating book about the European theater in World War II, as told by the men on the front lines, not a media hugging officer or a dry historian. Ambrose captures the sense of history from both sides of the fence, sticks to the facts as we know them and keeps his comments to a minimum. Command Influence By Robert A. Shaines A captivating book in which Mr. Shaines recounts his memories as a defending lawyer in the case of The United States v. Lt. George C. Schreiber. Lt. Schreiber was the appointed scapegoat in a trial for the murder of a Korean man (whose real name was never found). Mr. Shaines, a military attorney on the Lieutenant’s defense team, was fighting a battle which…
The book follows the battle of Okinawa through the eyes of the grunts on the ground and the commanders of both the American and Japanese forces
After the Normandy invasion. Told through the eyes of Eisenhower, Patton, private Eddie Benson as well as Germans Gerd von Rundstedt and Albert Speer.
Events leading up and after D-Day (Jan-Sept 1944) seeing through the eyes of Eisenhower, the Rommel, Bradley, Patton, von Rundstedt and ordinary soldiers