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Military history books primarily but I’m not against reading other books and blogging about them too…

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day and Veterans Day are two different holidays in who they honor. Veterans Day honors all veterans and Memorial Day honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Started immediately after the Civil War, Memorial Day was originally known as … Continue reading

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I Need Your Help!

Originally posted on amateur airplanes:
Isn’t it great how a school project for your kids becomes a school project for you? My son is in kindergarten this year and they are starting a project called “From Here to There”. This…

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Shoes on The Danube Promenade

Originally posted on Maiden on the Midway:
On the banks of the Danube River in Budapest, about 300 meters from the Hungarian Parliament building, lie sixty pairs of rusted old-fashioned shoes cast out of iron and attached to the stone…

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Deal Me In Update

I was in Orlando this weekend so I will be doing two posts this coming weekend for Deal Me In…stay tuned!

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“George Washington” by James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn

As part of Project President, I’m attempting to read biographies of all our Presidents in order of their election to the post. So this month, I started with George Washington. There are a ton of biographies to choose from about … Continue reading

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“American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History” by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice

This is the story of Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL and sniper. He’s credited with the most kills by a sniper in U.S. military history and is the basis for the movie “American Sniper” being released nationally in January 2015 and … Continue reading

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“Bataan Death March: A Survivor’s Account” by WIlliam E. Dyess

“Bataan Death March: A Survivor’s Account” is the true story of William E. Dyess’ survival of the Japanese POW camps. It covers action Dyess sees right before capture by the Japanese, the march to the first POW camp and subsequent marches to … Continue reading

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