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TO A COLLEGE CLASS By Curtis D. Bennett
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TO A COLLEGE CLASS, is the story told to college classes by a Marine Combat Veteran in 1968. Curtis D. Bennett flew 201 Close Air Support Missions and then spent 6 months in the field with the... More > Korean Marines. Curtis presents his story in a fifty minute class complete with photos to help deliver his message. It gives students a personal, first hand narrative of war and what it can and does to to those who fight them. It may not be that pretty, but it is honest and forthright, something you don't find in textbooks.< Less
A True Flyer: Memories of a World War II Air Apache By Senath Rankin, Jay W. Moore
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Memoir of WWII B-25 pilot Jay Moore, member of the 345th Bomb Group, known as the Air Apaches. The book chronicles the first twenty-four years of his life (1921-45) from growing up on a farm in... More > Biggsville, Illinois, through the deprivations of the 1930's Depression, to his combat duty in the South Pacific. A True Flyer combines Moore's oral history, photos, and excerpts from his diary and love letters into a funny, colorful, sometimes brash narrative. Enjoy the military aviation history of WWII flyers: from his solo in the Boeing PT-17 "Stearman" bi-plane, advanced training in the T-6 "Texan," and North American B-25 "Mitchell" bomber on bases in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina.< Less
A True Flyer: Memories of a World War II Air Apache By Jay W. Moore
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Memoir of WWII B-25 pilot Jay Moore, member of the 345th Bomb Group, known as the Air Apaches. The book chronicles the first twenty-four years of his life (1921-45) from growing up on a farm in... More > Biggsville, Illinois, through the deprivations of the 1930's Depression, to his combat duty in the South Pacific. A True Flyer combines Moore's oral history, photos, and excerpts from his diary and love letters into a funny, colorful, sometimes brash narrative. Enjoy the military aviation history of WWII flyers: from his solo in the Boeing PT-17 "Stearman" bi-plane, advanced training in the T-6 "Texan," and North American B-25 "Mitchell" bomber on bases in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina. This second edition contains new photographs and a memorial to the author.< Less
Sweetback Blues The Twelve Bar Tale of South Side Slim By Kari Fretham
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Sweetback Blues: The Twelve Bar Tale of South Side Slim travels the harrowing streets and plumbs the artistic soul of a modern day soldier for the blues. Far from some pat redemption yarn of... More > "poor boy makes good," the protagonist here is as unsettling as his folk predecessor, John the Conqueror: unruly saint and endearing trickster. Beautifully written in twelve bar structure, complete with introductory riffs and turnarounds, this narrative nonfiction echoes the very music it celebrates. The bluesman typically sings his seven-stanza story in first person; likewise, these seven chapters get personal in the distinctive voice of Los Angeles blues veteran, South Side Slim. Hailed "the formidable guitar modernist" by Living Blues magazine, Slim has recently toured in Italy, Britain, and Germany. Over one hundred hours of recorded interviews were transcribed, verified, and distilled into eighty-eight bars (vignettes) of page-turning drama.< Less
A Story of One: Walking the Path of a World War II Airman By Christopher M. LaHurd
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This narrative about the author's grandfather Daniel LaHurd’s personal experiences during World War II is unique in that it recounts 'A Story of One' individual. This riveting memoir offers... More > much insight into the extensive training process that transforms a raw recruit into a highly professional member of a wartime B-17 bomber crew of the 483rd Bomb Group. Shot down on the Memmingen raid, 18 July 1944, he became a POW, and the author provides a superb account of prison camp life. 25 photos.< Less
This is Your Life: Edgar "Buddy" Galvin By Minerva Bloom, Matthew Bloom
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A personal history, transcribed into a narrative from audiotape. This book encompasses experiences that span almost a century, in the life of Edgar "Buddy" Galvin.  From notes and... More > memory Buddy reflects on the major highlights and lessons gleaned over that time. His story illuminates events in his lifetime as he relates his childhood in Baltimore, Maryland: growing up during Prohibition and the Great Depression. His long lasting affair with music. His work as a ship-fitter. Witnessing the launching of the first Liberty ship, the SS Patrick Henry. Buddy relates in an intimate fashion, his experience in the United States Navy, as a Long Range Aerial Navigator aboard B-24 Liberators while on anti-submarine patrol in Dunkeswell, England. He also gives account of his participation in the search for Flight 19, one of the great aviation mysteries. His life is enriched with his travels around the world, family and friends, civic work and his continuous commitment with volunteer efforts in the South Florida community.< Less
An Interview with My Grandfather By Will Malone
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Descended from South Alabaman farmers, duty and curiosity carried Steele Malone far from home, but a connection to his roots brought him back. Based on interviews with Steele's grandson, this... More > engaging narrative breathes life into experiences that Steele has collected for generations. These are tales of: an adventurous childhood amid a vigorous and well-preserved southerns culture; a tour with the U.S. Army as a medic during World War II; the challenges and humor of raising an expanding family; and a retirement full of civic duty and travels to exotic and interesting places. Veteran, engineer, brother, husband, grandfather ... Steele Malone is many things to many people. This loving history traces the travels and trials, as well as the professional and personal triumphs, of a humble man with a remarkable life.< Less
NADU: The Forgotten Naval Air Development Unit of NAS South Weymouth By John Yaney
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This is the story of the Naval Air Development Unit (NADU) that operated at Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Massachusetts between 1953 and 1961. NADU was a little-known regular Navy command that... More > provided flight testing support for secret military R&D projects associated with the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory, Air Force Cambridge Research Center, MITRE Corporation, and similar organizations. Perhaps the most important project that NADU was involved with was the pioneering computerized Semi-Automatic Ground Environment or "SAGE" air defense system. Though largely forgotten today, NADU had one of the most diverse fleets of aircraft in the Navy. NADU operated jet fighters, radar picket aircraft, anti-submarine aircraft, transports, and blimps. This 571 page book is a comprehensive illustrated history of NADU, telling its complete story for the first time ever using detailed narrative, 405 illustrations, and personal remembrances from NADU veterans.< Less
NADU: The Forgotten Naval Air Development Unit of NAS South Weymouth By John Yaney
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This is the story of the Naval Air Development Unit (NADU) that operated at Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Massachusetts between 1953 and 1961. NADU was a little-known regular Navy command that... More > provided flight testing support for secret military R&D projects associated with the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory, Air Force Cambridge Research Center, MITRE Corporation, and similar organizations. Perhaps the most important project that NADU was involved with was the pioneering computerized Semi-Automatic Ground Environment or "SAGE" air defense system. Though largely forgotten today, NADU had one of the most diverse fleets of aircraft in the Navy. NADU operated jet fighters, radar picket aircraft, anti-submarine aircraft, transports, and blimps. This 571 page book is a comprehensive illustrated history of NADU, telling its complete story for the first time ever using detailed narrative, 405 illustrations, and personal remembrances from NADU veterans.< Less