History

Ghostriders 1976-1995: “Invictus” Combat History of the AC-130 Spectre Gunship, Iran, El Salvador, Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Somalia (2)

Publication Date: 02/22/2022

Resistance is futile. You can run, but you’ll only die tired. The AC-130 Gunship was quickly developed in 1968 to provide fire support for ground forces in Vietnam. Twenty-eight C-130 cargo aircraft were converted into AC-130s for night attack operations. The AC-130 was crude, ugly, ad hoc, and detested by…

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Five Nickels: True Story of the Desert Storm Heroics and Sacrifice of Air Force Captain Steve Phillis

Publication Date: 02/15/2022

Five Nickels is the true story of Captain Steve Phillis, a decorated Air Force A-10 fighter pilot killed under heroic circumstances while trying to save his downed wingman on their thirtieth Desert Storm combat mission. On February 15, 1991, Captain Steve Phillis was leading his wingman, Lieutenant Rob Sweet, on…

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Ghostriders 1968-1975: “Mors De Caelis” Combat History of the AC-130 Spectre Gunship, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia

Publication Date: 12/14/2021

If necessity is the mother of invention, the AC-130 gunship was definitely her offspring. Ghostriders: Mors De Caelis is a comprehensive history of AC-130 gunship combat operations in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The story begins with the first AC-130 in 1968, and ends in 1975 at the end of the…

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Battle Maps of the American Revolution

Publication Date: 11/16/2021

From the American Battlefield Trust, an unparalleled collection of their popular battle maps of the Revolutionary War. “Wow! I just love those maps that you guys send to me.” It is a phrase that the staff of the American Battlefield Trust hears on a weekly basis and the expression refers…

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The New Land

Publication Date: 11/16/2021

From bestselling historian and storyteller David O. Stewart, The New Land brings the reader back in time to tell uniquely American stories—full of adventure, excitement, heartbreak, and a tapestry of richly developed characters. Lose yourself in the challenges and emotions of eighteenth-century Maine.  In 1753, Johann Oberstrasse’s wife, Christianne, announces that their…

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The Navigation Case: Training, Flying and Fighting the 1942 to 1945 New Guinea War

Publication Date: 11/02/2021

The Navigation Case reveals the drama and sacrifice expended by America’s pioneering pilots’ first ever demonstration of air superiority, during the greatest campaign in U.S. Air Force history. An aged and glossy leather briefcase was discovered when our family house was cleaned out and sold. We came to learn that…

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Revolutionary Surgeons: Patriots and Loyalists on the Cutting Edge

Publication Date: 10/12/2021

Revolutionary Surgeons offers an integrated picture of surgeons as political and military leaders of the American Revolution. Prominent surgeons participated in political activities that ultimately resulted in the breakaway of the colonies from Britain. Surgeons were members of the Sons of Liberty and other groups opposing Acts imposed on the…

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Surviving Dresden: A Novel about Life, Death, and Redemption in World War II

Publication Date: 10/12/2021

Surviving Dresden beautifully portrays the poignant and inspiring human struggle between good and evil in the search for peace during the last bloody days of World War II. On the ground that horrific night is a courageous young Jewish woman, Gisela Kauffmann. Having just received orders to be herded off…

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Links to Liberty: Defending the Great Chain at West Point

Publication Date: 10/05/2021

Teenage twin boys go on an adventure protecting the Great Chain at West Point, which turns into a rescue mission when one of them gets captured by the Redcoats! The year: 1779 The war: the American Revolution The secret weapon: twin boys and a Great Chain at West Point In…

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Accomplishing the Impossible: Leadership That Launched Revolutionary Change

Publication Date: 10/05/2021

A journey back in time to learn to be revolutionary leaders and managers! Accomplishing the Impossible draws contemporary leadership lessons from the events and people that were central to the beginning of the American Revolution. Retired general, scholar, and educator William E. Rapp, cuts through the popular mythology around the Boston…

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