Altamont Augie

Title: Altamont Augie
Author: Richard Barager
Genre: History
Reviewer: Kathy Rodgers

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 0983066108

A startlingly vivid portrayal of one of the most colorful and turbulent periods in recent American history: the 1960s, as seen through the eyes of two ill-fated college lovers at odds over Vietnam. Their story and the story of their generation spill onto a tableau of some of the era's most iconic settings: the legendary battleground of Khe Sanh; a Midwestern campus riven by dissent; and Altamont Speedway, scene of the notorious rock festival profiled in the film Gimme Shelter. Let this richly satisfying tale transport you to a Sixties state of mind.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Barager, Richard

The Warrior Among Us

Title: The Warrior Among Us
Author: Dick Hrebik
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
Reviewer: Jim Greenwald

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1935766015

The Warrior Among Us is a science fiction, political novel about the future. After a nuclear war annihilates an entire civilization on the planet Sarnificus and the United States falls off the international stage when Congress becomes impotent after years of increased partisan politics, and is unable to function. The world becomes a battleground centered in the deserts of the Middle East. Finally, Deke, a U.S. Marine, takes up arms with another nation's army in an attempt to save the world from itself by the year 2025. Can he save Earth? Discover our destiny in this suspense filled novel.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Hrebik, Dick

Greetings and Salutations...

Just a short note to say hello, and introduce myself.

My name's Edward Carpenter; call-sign is Carp, if you prefer that sort of thing. I'm a Marine Corps Major and a Foreign Area Officer, wrapping up 2 years in Indonesia and heading back to scenic Beaufort (Fightertown USA) this summer.

The son of a WWII Hump pilot, I started out as a Huey crew chief in the Army, then joined Uncle Sams Misguided Children as an officer, which has taken me to Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and a few points in between.

The Queen of Washington

Title: The Queen of Washington
Author: Francis Hamit
Genre: Historical Fiction
Reviewer: Robert Schaefer

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1595951717

Rose Greenhow has betrayed her husband and her country, and In Mexico City and San Francisco in 1850, she attempts to save their marriage and reputations while becoming involved with French entrepreneur Jose Y. Limiantour, whose land claims in California are a point of contention between them. Rose returns to Washington and becomes the leading hostess and politicla opperative there in the 1850s, while Robert works against the Limantour land claims as Associate Law Counsel for the California Land Commission, a job which leads to to social and business relations with international lawyer and then Senator Judah P. Benjamin. After Robert mysteriously dies in 1854. Rose becomes even more powerful and the close friend of politicians such as James Buchanan and Henry Wilson. When Lincoln is elected she becomes an active spy for the new Confederate government, is caught and imprisoned for several months and then sent South to Richmond. .

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Hamit, Francis

Kelsmeath, 1940 (The World War Two Series)

Title: Kelsmeath, 1940 (The World War Two Series)
Author: David Andrew Westwood
Genre: Fiction, Historical
Reviewer: Joyce Faulkner

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): B0055KXOU8

The Battle of Britain as experienced by a young Royal Air Force pilot and his nurse girlfriend, who try to lead a normal life during a summer when the average life of a pilot is a mere two weeks, and invasion by Nazi Germany is expected any day.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Westwood, David Andrew