Category: World War II

National Museum of World War II Aviation 0

National Museum of World War II Aviation

The National Museum of World War II Aviation houses the largest collection of operational (yes, that means flying) World War II aircraft in the world. That statement alone should get WWII and airplane buffs...

What to Read Next (April 2012 edition) 0

What to Read Next (April 2012 edition)

It is a good problem to have. What to read next?? Indulge in some recent SF/Fantasy? Read an old classic? Venture into my other fetish, historical non-fiction? Like most, I have a stack of...

The National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, Texas 1

The National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, Texas

For anyone with interest in history in general and World War II in particular, the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas is a must see. There are three main buildings housing...

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay 0

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Fiction that interweaves historical fact, especially the World War I or II time periods, are among my favorite reads (and I enjoy writing them as well). Sarah’s Key fits that bill very well, mixing...

Italy’s Sorrow: A Year of War 1944-1945 by James Holland 0

Italy’s Sorrow: A Year of War 1944-1945 by James Holland

Most histories of World War II focus on North Africa, then the Sicily and Italy invasions by the Allies. But after the fall of Rome a few days before D-Day, they focus on the...

My new novel, Software by the Kilo 0

My new novel, Software by the Kilo

In the summer of 2005, I was about to venture into my third small start-up company, wrapping up the last items with my previous employer. As luck would have it, my previous employer had...

Bombing of Bari, Italy compared to Pearl Harbor, WWII 34

Bombing of Bari, Italy compared to Pearl Harbor, WWII

I’ve been doing research for my next novel, Software by the Kilo and have always had a strong interest in World War II. Part of the novel takes place in Italy in World War...

bookrev: The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 by Rick Atkinson 8

bookrev: The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 by Rick Atkinson

Volume Two of the Liberation Trilogy (from the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 to the fall of Rome just before D-Day, June 1944) (review of Advanced Reader Copy) Another triumphant book from the...

One month of Taiji and five years of Karate under my belts 5

One month of Taiji and five years of Karate under my belts

My novel, Dusk Before the Dawn, has characters whose daily rituals involve martial arts training. My son and I trained and studied Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan (a Korean martial art) for five...

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