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I've adapted all my books and many shorter pieces to digital format, notably for Amazon's Kindle reader. You can also read Kindle editions on your phone, tablet, or computer by downloading a Kindle app.) Most are also available through Barnes&Noble, Apple iBookstore, Google Play, Kobo, and other bookstores and subscription services. If you prefer a print edition, just click here.


NON-FICTION

Cowboy
Cowboy: The Interpreter Who Became a Soldier, a Warlord, and One More Victim of Our War in Vietnam

Philip was handsome, flamboyant, courageous, clever, and cruel, and he came to a bad end. (illustrated, 153 pages). [Read more here]

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Flying Tigers
Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers

The definitive history, updated and revised in this handsome Third Edition — "War history as it should be written!" (The Hook) (illustrated, 340 pages). [Read more here]

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Tales of the Flying Tigers
Tales of the Flying Tigers

Think of it as the universal appendix to every history of the American Volunteer Group, the mercenary heroes of Burma and China (illustrated, 220 pages). [Read more here]

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Poland's 
Daughter
Poland's Daughter

How the author met Basia, hitchhiked to Italy, and learned about love, war, and exile (illustrated, 238 pages). "An extraordinary book ... highly original, gripping, at once full of joy and of sorrow." [Read more here]

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The 
Only War We've Got
The Only War We've Got

The Vietnam War before it all went wrong: a reporter's journal from 1964 (illustrated, 170 pages). "A riveting account of the Vietnam War in its opening round" [Read more here]

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The 
Country Northward
The Country Northward

A hiker's Journal, one hundred miles along the trail in the White Mountains of New Hampshire (174 pages). "Lively, entertaining — an excellent piece of work." [Read more here]

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A Vision 
So NobleA Vision So Noble

John Boyd, the OODA Loop, and America's War on Terror — how would our greatest military thinker have conducted it? (illustrated, 74 pages). "A brilliant distillation" [Read more here]

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The Lady 
and the Tigers
The Lady and the Tigers

A new edition of Olga Greenlaw's memoir of her year with the legendary Flying Tigers (illustrated, 188 pages). [Read more here]

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Glen Edwards
Glen Edwards: The Diary of a Bomber Pilot

Fifty combat missions in North Africa and Italy, and first flights in the Northrop Flying Wing that would kill him (illustrated, 211 pages). [Read more here]

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FICTION

Michael's 
War
Michael's War: A Story of the Irish Republican Army

Star-crossed lovers during the Irish rebellion and civil war, 1916-1923 (208 pages). "A page-turner, an exciting adventure yarn — and a warm-hearted love story" [Read more here]

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Remains
Remains: A Story of the Flying Tigers

Fitz, Blackie, their British and Anglo-Burman girlfriends, and a Japanese suicide pilot — they meet at Rangoon in 1942 (228 pages). "A cracking good yarn" [Read more here]

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Incident 
at Muc Wa
Incident at Muc Wa: A Story of the Vietnam War

The black-humor novel that inspired the classic Burt Lancaster film, Go Tell the Spartans (186 pages) "Sad, bawdy, and compelling". [Read more here]

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The 
High Country Illuminator
The High Country Illuminator: The Ski Bums of Avalon

A spindrift novel of ski-bums and a malevolent Corporation in a town very like Aspen (170 pages). "The writing is adept, the plot bewildering, the pace dizzy, and the skiing scenes are out of sight" [Read more here]

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Now Comes Theodora
Now Comes Theodora: A Story of the 1960s

The author's debut novel, forecasting the student rebellion that flowered at Woodstock and led to the first March on Washington. "A richly colorful novel," said the New York Times (246 pages). [Read more here]

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SHORT PIECES

Taildragger Tales

A collection of five essays and articles about the joys of flying a tube-and-fabric aircraft from the 1930s that was delivered to its first customer in August 1946 (illustated, about 11,000 words).

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The Sorry Saga of the Brewster Buffalo

The worst fighter of the Second War? An updated and much expanded version of the Air & Space article (illustrated, about 10,000 words). [Read more here]

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The Last Raid The Last Raid

How World War II Ended, August 1945: a "thousand-plane raid" was the last act in a war that began eight years earlier, based on the Air & Space article (illustrated, about 7,000 words).

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Ford: 
Carrying a Nuke to Sevastopol
Carrying a Nuke to Sevastopol

The U.S. Navy once planned to send a propeller-driven dive bomber to drop an atomic bomb on Russia (illustrated, about 30,000 words). [Read more here]

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Remembering Bluie West One

The Arctic airfield that helped win the Second World War – and supposedly a warehouse for maimed soldiers (illustrated, about 6,000 words). [Read more here]

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When Sun-tzu Met Clausewitz

A first cut at exploring John Boyd's OODA Loop and how it revolutionized the U.S. military (illustrated, about 4,000 words).

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A Death in the Forest

22,000 Polish officers and civilian leaders murdered by Stalin's order, their graves seen shortly after by an American prisoner of war, as recounted in the Congressional hearings of 1951-1952 (illustrated, 82 pages).

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