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Recommended Reading on the B-25 Mitchell

Avery, N.L. (1992). B-25 Mitchell: The Magnificent Medium. St. Paul: Phalanx.

Birdsall, S. (1977). Flying Buccaneers. New York: Doubleday.

Blount, R.E. (1984). We Band of Brothers. Austin: Eakin Press.

Davis, B. (1967). The Billy Mitchell Affair. New York: Random House

Doolittle, J. (1991). I Could Never Be So Lucky Again. New York: Bantam.

Ferguson, M. (1991). Bats Outa Hell Over Biak.

Hickey, L. (1986). Warpath Across the Pacific: Boulder: International Research & Publishing.

McAulay, L. (1986). Into the Dragon's Jaws. Mesa, Arizona: Champlin Fighter Museum Press.

McDowell, E. (1978). B-25 Mitchell in Action. Carrollton, Texas: Squadron-Signal.

Pace, S. (1994). B-25 Mitchell. Osceola: Motorbooks International.

Thompson, S. (1998)  B-25 Mitchell in Civil Service.

I am interested in advertising books on military history that are mainly self published. The examples below are both self published, because they thought their story needed to be told. The big publishers will not take on any of these kinds of projects, as there is not enough money in them. Thus, we are the losers. The books I have listed here I have read and highly recommend. Please follow the appropriate links for more information on the book, and if interested, order one! You will not regret it! If you have a book that would fit into this page, I will put it on here, if you send me a copy and let me review it. Thats all there is to it. If interested in doing that, email me at squiz@mail.newnanutilities.org

Japanese Sword Book

Researched for 5 years using the Japanese National Archives, Swords of Imperial Japan, 1868-1945 by Jim Dawson in one of the most complete references on Japanese swords to be printed in several years. The book has over 260 photographs and 40 line drawings showing every sword authorized by the Japanese government from the time that government began issuing swords until the end of World War II. Army swords, navy swords, diplomatic corps swords, police swords, colonial swords and the swords of Manchukuo are all included. Swords are identified by branch of govenment service, authorization date and intended user. Detailed photographs of all these swords are included in the book.

If you have an interest in Japanese swords, you should have this book. Please contact me if interested. I can provide references as well as the author's phone number if you would like to speak to him personally. The price of the book is 29.95 plus shipping.

Pearl Harbor Survivor

Art Wells, a Marine on the USS Pennsylvania on December 7, 1941 relates his experiences on that day and during the rest of the Pacific War in The Quack Corps. Included are Mr. Wells Pearl Harbor experience, where he was wounded, his time on the Pennsylvania after her repair, time on the USS New Mexico and the time he spent with DUKW's in the invasions of Saipan and Okinawa. An extremely interesting and informative book, one that is not to be missed! For more information, take this link to The Quack Corps.

A MAN IN BOTH GERMAN AND AMERICAN ARMIES DURING WWII

From the Dust Jacket: When the depression turned America into a land of hardship, young Walter Schroder's family moved back to Germany. The boy was only nine, and he entered an Old World that was borning anew-the Germany of Nazi dreams. Events moved swiftly. Schroder joined the Hitler Youth and learned the ways of the Fatherland as well. When war broke out, he was called up at age 15 to man antiaircraft guns against planes from the land of his birth. But 1945 turned Schroder's Luftwaffe unit into British POW's, and his captors soon realized the the young man spoke "yank." With his birthright discoved, Schroder became a translator and conveyor of orders for a new regime; U.S. citizenship properly documented, he was-incredibly-drafted into the U.S. Army. The vanquished youth had become a victorious warrior.

An excellent book, a fascinating look on both sides of the conflict. If interested, please email the author directly, at wkschroder@aol.com.

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