Don DeNevi

U.S. Navy Attack Aircraft 1920-2020; US Attack Aviation

Being there . . . . from the first hours of the dastardly surprise attack on 7 December 1941 whenJapan’s elite aviators and advanced aircraft failed to achieve the smashing victory blow of thePacific Fleet it so urgently needed, leading the great American strategists to believe that defeatfor Tojo and his military machines was inevitable. …

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Birthplace of the Atomic War; Thousands of Roads; Abbott and Costello on the Home Front; A Doctor’s War; Captured on Corregidor

Being there . . . . with well-fed, drowsy Gnocchi on your lap for Part Two of this HolidaySeason’s list of the best splendidly researched and admirably, nay, excitingly narrated, WorldWar II books to purchase for yourself, or your loving armchair-bibliophile-aficionado-expertbuffer who toddles along every day wagging endlessly about the Allied military strategies, herowarriors, combat …

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Corporal Cannon; Mother of the Company; December ’41; Wings of War; Baghdad Blues; Jedburghs; No Greater Love; Remember the Ramrods; The Commanders; Battleground Bexar

Being there . . . . not on some far-off battlefield, ocean, or sky, but in your own living room,restful, cozy, contented, perhaps a padded quilt across your legs, Gnocchi, your purring pain-in-the . . . housecat on your lap, finishing up yet another mighty read, now eager, nay, insatiablyeager, for your next riveting-pager. Well, …

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Save the Last Bullet; Eastern Front Sniper

Being there . . . . in August 1944, watching Der Fuhrer, usually remarkably patient althoughknown among his coterie of sycophants to be a man of unpredictable volatile temperament,order Josef Goebbels, chief sycophant of the Third Reich’s sycophants, to mobilize Germany’slast resource, teenage boys to fill the ranks of his dwindling Armed Forces. That year, …

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Movie Night Menus; Creating the Illusion

Being there . . . . to peruse, ponder, then please a loved one by purchasing from the TurnerClassic Movies Bookstore-Gift Shop what is undoubtedly the largest, heaviest, and most perfecthardcover ever published about the American motion picture industry’s craft, skill, trickery, nayart, in creating illusions by changing ordinary people into what they are not. …

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German Fighter Ace Erich Hartmann; German Fighter Ace Hans-Joachim Marseille

Being there . . . to fly at the razor-thin edge separating life from death, experiencing the enemypilot’s waves of energy, exhilaration, and, yes, unadmitted fear; to reluctantly recognize theachievements of the enemy Luftwaffe; to develop greater insight into the cultural and warthinking mentality of Nazi Germany; to pilot many of the different kinds of …

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To Save an Army

Being there . . . . between June and late-August 1942, to not only observe Herr Hitler’s massive,inexorable combined tank and Luftwaffe force smash and crush their way a thousand milesacross southern Russia to reach the banks of the Volga River, then, until January of thefollowing year, watch the close-combat during a ferocious four and …

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The Dutch Naval Air Force Against Japan;Prohibition and Bootlegging in the American West

Being there . . . . on the evening of December 24 th or the morning of the 25 th as a gift-giver ofany number of McFarland’s newly published books as ideal companions for the recipient’spersonal library. There can hardly be a corner in literature the continuingly popular companyhasn’t explored, searched, and found appropriate authors …

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