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GIVE BOOKS FOR BIRTHDAYS, SPECIAL EVENTS AND ALL OCCASIONS
For anyone who enjoys reading no gift is more appropriate than a book. As a reminder, both of my World War II books are still available through the publisher, as noted below, and many Internet booksellers.
DEAR CAPTAIN, ET AL.: the Agonies and the Ecstasies of War and Memory, a Memoir from World War II.
Dear Captain, et al. is an authentic, day-to-day story of an infantry company, written from original-source records melded with my personal experience. It is appropriate for anyone with an interest in military history or the World War II era in general. I am pleased that many readers have called it one of the best books about infantry combat to come out of World War II, or any war. It is also a story about coming of age in the midst of war, a book about leadership, and a love story impacted by the madness of the times.
WAR'S WAKE: How a G.I. Bill veteran and a sophomore lost their way in the time of Harry Truman and Alger Hiss and fell into paradise on a magical Island in Washington Park.
War's Wake is an autobiographical novel about postwar readjustment amid the ever-darkening shadows of the Cold War and the Communist scare in the late nineteen forties. It is appropriate for readers who enjoy romance set against a background of great events such as the Alger Hiss spy case, the unprecedented influx of ex-GIs on college campuses, national security loyalty oaths, and the 1948 reelection of Harry Truman. Written as a time-travel novel, War's Wake re-creates the period with all its heartaches, its humor, and its challenges as nine million warriors shed their uniforms and trade their weapons for notepads and textbooks.
Dear Captain, et al. and War's Wake (hardcover and paperback) are available online at the publisher (Xlibris Corporation)
Dear Captain, et al.
or order via toll-free telephone at 1-888-795-4274.
Both books may still be available through some local bookstores or online at various Internet booksellers. For information Google Keywords: Allan Wilford Howerton, Dear Captain, et al., or War's Wake.
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Newly available this year is the following:
WITNESS TO HISTORY: The World War II Photographs taken by Maurice Miller
Maurice Miller was the main photographer of the 84th Infantry Division (Railsplitters). He had a great talent for capturing the essence of the division's history; the campaigns, the places, the weather, the generals, the soldiers at the front, and much more.
With over 300 well-captioned pictures, plus interesting anecdotes and factual bits of history, this beautiful book is a one-of-a-kind collector's piece. Years in the making by his son, a professional photographer, WITNESS TO HISTORY is Maurice Miller's visual story of the war through pictures. It will be of interest to anyone interested in the 84th Division story and World War II generally.
TO ORDER: click the link below . . .
WITNESS TO HISTORY:
Or send a check for $125. (which covers everything) payable to Mark Miller, PO Box 33, Gardiner, MT 59030.
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This board is dedicated to the memory of CAPTAIN LEONARD REED CARPENTER, Company Commander, November 19, 1944 - March 27, 1945.
BOARD HOST: Allan W. Howerton (E-mail: Allanhowerton@aol.com)