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  1. The Good Life

    The Good Life


    Whether or not you experienced The Great Depression, you will take pleasure in Tom’s recollections of growing up when America was going through its changes.

    Among the fond memories to be found in The Good Life, Shepherd recounts cutting through a fence with his friend “Too Tall” to see the Clyde Miller Rodeo, as well as sporting a Mohawk and pretending to be Chief Blackhawk in the woods.

    At age fourteen, Shepherd began working as a telegrapher for the Illinois Central Railroad, and on his seventeenth birthday, embarked on the dangerous life serving in the US Navy.

    Included in the book are several near-death experiences, including: making a crash landing when the Piper Cub’s engine stopped during an exercise with the Civil Air Patrol Cadets, and diving out of the way as molten metal was dropped while working in a foundry.

    In retrospect, Shepherd seems to have had a hard life. But he doesn’t think so. The author looks back at his early years as the adventure of a lifetime!

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  2. Prairie Boys at War: Korea

    Prairie Boys at War: Korea


    A riveting narrative of the Korean War based on countless acts of sacrifice and heroism, almost unbelievable suffering by infantrymen, and the horrors of captivity, as supported by official citations, reports by war correspondents, maps, photos, personal correspondence and war diaries.

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  3. The GAMe

    The GAMe


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    A portion of the proceeds from this book goes to nonprofit organizations helping victims of sexual assault.

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, 1996: The U.S. Army’s most extensively reported sexual abuse scandal on record is uncovered by Major General Robert Shadley.

    Known as GAM, or “Game ala Military,” an entire network of senior male instructors is in competition to sexually assault and exploit the young female trainees in their charge. Immersed in a battle unlike anything he’d been trained to fight, Shadley must unravel the game, bring the players to justice, and get help for a record number of victims.

 Now retired, Major General Shadley continues to advocate for the estimated 19,000 military service members who are sexually assaulted each year. In this gripping story, he sheds light on a problem that’s still sadly far from being solved, and provides lessons in real leadership through crisis.

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  4. Surgeon of the “Old Sixth”

    Surgeon of the “Old Sixth”


    An extensively researched and richly illustrated account of a 19th century doctor called to serve at the outset of the Civil War with the historic 6th Regiment Massachusetts—the regiment that saw the war’s first bloodshed and loss of life during its fight through Baltimore and whose storied march to save Washington, D.C. captivated the country in April 1861.

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  5. A Week of Hell

    A Week of Hell


    A Week of Hell is a riveting nonfiction story of chaos, fear, and survival that follows the 1981 attempted coup on Gambian president Sir Dawda Kariaba Jawara’s rule.  

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  6. The Atlanticists

    The Atlanticists


    The Atlanticists is the history of the American commitment to Europe in the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of the personalities who made it.

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  7. Custer Went First

    Custer Went First


    Exploring the Battle with a different approach and perspective.

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