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APc-48 - Combined Edition... By Ben Young
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Combining the full text and illustrations of the revised editions of... "APc-48..." and "APc-48 Journeys..." into one volume, celebrating the return of calmer seas, and... More > honoring the service of all who stepped forward in the defense of freedom... With a foreword by Neal Ash, and additional text not found in the original volumes...< Less
APc-48 Journeys...Condensed Edition By Ben Young
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Mapping the path of APc-48, a US Navy Small Coastal Transport, from its launch, commissioning and service during WWII, until its return to peacetime duty in a new life...This edition contains no... More > photos, maps, illustrations nor extra features...< Less
APc-48 Journeys By Ben Young
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Imagine your nation has suddenly been thrown into an unwanted war, and you are told that, as a reservist, you will join the brigade of your fellow citizen-soldiers/sailors who are already in place... More > aboard giant steel behemoths, bristling with enormous guns, sailing in company with many other armed warships...Others are in speedy, but thin-skinned aircraft with little chance of returning alive from each harrowing mission...Still others climb inside armored, tracked monsters which clank inexorably toward a final clash with those who brought war and destruction to your friends and family...But docked among the enormous steel warships, all stretching nearly a thousand feet long, and taller than many of the buildings in your hometown, is a wooden ship, barely a hundred feet long, and covered with a material that not only wouldn't stop a .22 caliber bullet from the rifle with which you've hunted squirrels, it will even ignite when flame is applied...This is your home until peace is declared...< Less
APc-48... By Ben Young
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An investigation into the whereabouts and purpose of a US Navy Small Coastal Transport during the Pacific War, and a discussion of supply and logistics during a time of conflict...This third edition... More > contains revised text for clarity... Other than within these pages, and those of several books covering this specialized subject matter, plus some dedicated online sources containing not much more than the official data releases from the Department of the Navy, little information is available concerning the hazards faced by the men who went to sea in these tiny ships to supply those others entrenched on foreign beaches risking their all to preserve freedom at home...< Less
APc-48...Condensed Edition By Ben Young
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This condensed edition contains all the revised text from the original hardcover second edition without the photos, illustrations, glossary or index...
Thoughts & Ideas From Truckman II Condensed Edition By Ben Young
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Always open to new ideas (and to other methods of filling time), I decided it might be fun to create some "pocketbook" editions of the original works...In choosing the... More > "pocketbook" format I acknowledged that the smaller size would create new editing chores, but I grew up reading pulp westerns printed in the same size, and I suppose nostalgia called me to its side... I pared down the glossary to fit the content, and there's no index this time...In confining this volume to war and militaria, I find it necessarily difficult to keep out articles concerning politics as one is always the cause of the other...Therefore, political articles are included in this series... This volume concerns the Pacific Theater of WWII, the Vietnam War, the Cold War plus general military and political essays...< Less
Thoughts & Ideas From Truckman I Condensed Edition By Ben Young
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Always open to new ideas (and to other methods of filling time), I decided it might be fun to create some "pocketbook" editions of the original works...In choosing the... More > "pocketbook" format I acknowledged that the smaller size would create new editing chores, but I grew up reading pulp westerns printed in the same size, and I suppose nostalgia called me to its side... I pared down the glossary to fit the content, and there's no index this time...In confining this volume to war and militaria, I find it necessarily difficult to keep out articles concerning politics as one is always the cause of the other...Therefore, political articles are included in this series... This volume concerns the European Theater of WWII...< Less
Thoughts & Ideas From Truckman By Ben Young
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A collection of original articles first posted on my blog of the same title, and expanded and revised for print publication...Military and war history are discussed, as well as book... More > reviews...Politics is a recurring theme...A sense of humor along with a grain of salt will make easier reading...This is the Fourth, and final revised edition...< Less
Lefty In The News... By Ben Young
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This is a journal of news headline interpretations, featuring Lefty, a fictitious character in whose flaws, and those of the inhabitants of his world, we may see our own weaknesses, and perhaps even... More > grow stronger in their recognition...Lefty himself personally guarantees your satisfaction by stating if you are not 100% happy reading about his exploits, any precious time you have wasted learning of his loathsome lack of charter will be cheerfully refunded...< Less