Book Reviews

Reviews of books by MWSA members. Reviews appear in reverse chronological order, with the most recent review posted appearing first.
Note: Some older reviews are being reposted to this site and those will appear out of order.

Backcountry Fury

The story of a young Revolutionary War soldier fighting in the backwoods of South Carolina. A novel based on the documentation of a real family of that era.

Backcountry Fury
by Tony Zeiss
Book Category: Young Adult
Reviewed by: Joyce Faulkner
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): B008F873WC

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Zeiss, Tony

SOLO Vietnam

Readers wanting a love story that involves characters making major life decisions all within the time frame of the Vietnam War, will find SOLO Vietnam an enjoyable read. Join Nora Broussard as she journeys into Vietnam during the 1968 Tet Offensive.

Title: SOLO Vietnam
Author: Jeanette Vaughan
Genre: Historical Fiction
Reviewer: Joyce M. Gilmour

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 0989207811

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Vaughan, Jeanette

Flashes of War

Want to read powerful short stories from the perspectives of both civilians and military personnel from America, Iraq, and Afghanistan? Want to see into the lives of those people and how the war has affected them? Then Flashes of War is the book for you.

Title: Flashes of War
Author: Katey Schultz
Genre: Literary Fiction
Reviewer: Joyce M. Gilmour

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1934074853

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Schultz, Katey

Life on a $5 Bet: Major General Edward J. Mechenbier

This is an exciting and enjoyable memoir from a decorated Air Force Major General, pilot, and Vietnam POW. He has a heck of a story, and brings it out with attention to detail, humor, and thoughtfulness.

Life on a $5 Bet: Major General Edward J. Mechenbier
by Major General Edward J. Mechenbier & Linda Swink
Book Category: Biography
Reviewed by: Darlene Iskra

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1932250980

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Mechenbier, Edward J.
Swink, Linda D.

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