Non-Fiction

Breaking Squelch : A Vietnam Introspective

Title: Breaking Squelch : A Vietnam Introspective
Author: Stephen D. Saunders
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir
Reviewer: Bill McDonald

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 0963769723

Out of the mists of a war-ravaged jungle half the world - and half a lifetime - away, Steve Saunders finds the introspection to put his Vietnam experience at rest. Breaking Squelch is an epic tale of mortal combat, of privation and suffering, of the ultimate test of young men's valor and of their civility. At times, it's punctuated with their boyish antics.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Saunders, Stephen D.

Aviation Engineers Avenging Pearl Harbor (Spiral-bound)

Title: Aviation Engineers Avenging Pearl Harbor (Spiral-bound)
Author: Bob George
Genre: Non-Fiction, History
Reviewer: Bill McDonald

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1411688481

A History of the 864th Engineer Aviation Battalion during World War II.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
George, Bob

Finding Nuggets of Truth as a Military Writer

by Ann DeWitt


What if you studied a particular military General from the American Civil War era and found that the court of public opinion handed down a verdict without reviewing all of the evidence?  Would you ignore the facts and go with the court of public opinion?  Or would you print in your book the dormant facts in which you uncovered?

West Pac: A Young Sailor's Journey

Title: West Pac: A Young Sailor's Journey
Author: Scott F. Schmidt
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir
Reviewer: Bill McDonald

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1930486928

When a carrier goes to sea, those who work on the dangerous flight deck are at an average age of twenty years old. To add to the danger, those who work with aircraft ordnance, the bombs and missiles of these planes, are at even more risk of injury on the pitching deck. This is a true story of one young man, an aviation ordnanceman, who went to sea on his second cruise in 1978 at age twenty. What he discovered in the hot Pacific and Indian Oceans would change his life forever and set him on a path to discovery. Follow the author on his personal and poignant journey as he explores the universal truths of those who must succeed under arduous conditions.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Schmidt, Scott F.

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