Ben Powers

Ben Powers resides in TX with his wife KC and four children Arthur, Michaela, Emma and Jordan. He retired from the United States Army in 2016, after 24 years of service. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Boston University and a Master of Arts in Military Studies, with a concentration in Strategic Leadership from American Military University. Ben is a life member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association, and is active in supporting American battlefield preservation efforts.

The U.S. 37-MM Gun in World War II By Charles C. Roberts Jr.

     Charles Roberts work on the development and employment of the 37mm cannon by the United States is a straightforward and informative examination of the weapon in a variety of roles to include anti-tank support for infantry, armament for tracked vehicles, and its use in unarmored vehicles, waterborne craft, and airplanes. The book is very …

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Every Hazard and Fatigue The Siege of Pensacola 1781 By Joshua Provan

    Author Joshua Provan provides a vivid recounting of Spanish operations against the British in North America during the American Revolution. Popular images of the American Revolution such as Washington at Trenton, Warren’s death at Bunker Hill, or Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown owe a great deal to the art of John Trumball who served as …

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Broken Pots, Mending Lives The Archaeology of Operation Nightingale By Richard Osgood

     Richard Osgood has written a wonderful chronicle of veteran rehabilitation through archaeology in “Broken Pots, Mending Lives”. Osgood shares his experience of assisting injured and ill servicemen and women for a decade by getting them involved in actively supporting digs throughout England and Western Europe. The nature of the archaeology projects is interesting, spanning …

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The Poles at Arnhem

Professor Hal Sosabowski , University of Brighton, discusses the formation of the First Polish Independent Parachute Brigade, and its combat debut during Operation Market Garden. Hal is the great grandson of the Brigade Commander, Major General Stanislaw Sosabowski

War Along the Wabash by author Steven P. Locke

     On November 14, 1791, First Nations warriors from a coalition of nations to include the Shawnees, Miamis, Delawares and Potawatomis surprised an American Army under General Arthur St. Clair in the territory of the Northwest Frontier, handing the nascent United States a terrible defeat, causing almost 1,000 casualties for the cost of a few …

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Washington’s Marines: The Origins of the Corps and the American Revolution, 1775 – 1777 By Major General Jason Q. Bohm, United States Marine Corps

     Washington’s Marines is a niche history, focusing on the contributions of the Continental Marines at the beginning of the American Revolution. The book is brought to the public by Savas Beatie, a publisher renowned for introducing micro-histories and volumes focused on lesser-known aspects of American military history to readers. General Bohm has performed research …

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The Pattern, The 33rd Regiment and the British Infantry Experience During the American Revolution, 1770-1783 by Robbie MacNiven

     The Pattern, part of the From Reason to Revolution series from Helion & Co, is a unique blend of traditional military history and modern social history focused on a microcosm of the British Army in the American Revolution. Author Robbie MacNiven focuses on the recruiting, training and equipping of the 33rd Regiment, diving deeply …

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.22 LONG RIFLE BERETTA PISTOLS FOR CLOSE QUARTERS BATTLE? DON’T LAUGH.

BY: NICK JACOBELLIS If you doubt the effectiveness of a flawlessly reliable .22 LR caliber pistol, consider that Israeli Sky Marshals used .22 LR caliber Beretta Model 70S/71 pistols to engage armed hijackers/terrorists, during the early days of their air marshal program. If armed Israeli government personnel were able to successfully engage several armed terrorists, …

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