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France 0n Fragile Wings
A Libertyman's Adventures 1917–19
in the 168th Aero Squadron, AEF

by William B. Stine and Sharon R. Stine

As a young man Harold Stine never traveled far from his home in Charleston, West Virginia, a place of forested mountains, deep valleys and muddy, lethargic rivers. Friends and family, church and school were the secure web that encased his life. And yet he left this life to fly in France as a reconnaissance pilot in The Great War. His two years in France were the singular sojourn of his life, catapulting him from comfort into chaos.

To better understand his father’s odyssey (based on pilot’s log, diary and a box of some 300 photographs and postcards), William Stine and his wife, Sharon, retraced his journeys in France. They found Harold’s flying fields, located towns where he was stationed, matched his photographs and postcards with the scenes that unfolded before them and used his photographs to engage local people.

6”×9”, 264 pages, 255 photos & drawings, 9 maps, paperback, $19.95.
ISBN 978-157510-166-8

How to be a Great Teacher

by Ken Hechler

Ken Hechler served as a U.S. Congressman from West Virginia for eighteen years and has written eleven books, including the The Bridge at Remagen, which was the basis for the acclaimed 1969 motion picture of the same name. But Hechler was trained as a teacher. As he says in this memoir of his career among students, “I enjoyed the happiest years of my life in the classrooms of Columbia . . . Princeton, the University of Charleston, West Virginia State and Marshall University.”

$9.95, paperback, 6"x9", 88 pages, 13 photographs, full-color cover.
ISBN 978-0933126558, ISBN 978-1-57510-164-4.

James Monroe
An Illustrated History

by Daniel Preston

There are a number of books about Monroe that use words, both his own and those of his biographers, to help us understand him and his place in the history of the American nation. There are also two fine museums dedicated to his memory that further this understanding by the display of his personal belongings. This book attempts to expand on this understanding by presenting a visual display of his life and world. It uses portraits of Monroe, his family, and associates; images of places and events made by artists of the time; interpretive views by later artists, and present-day photographs.

8 1/2"x 11", 128 pages, 252 full-color illustrations, photos and maps, paperback, $19.95. ISBN 978-1-57510-138-5



This Is Latch
The Story of Roy F. Hoffmann

by Weymouth D. Symmes

Roy F. Hoffmann enlisted in the U.S. Navy in World War II, was called back to serve when the Korean War broke out, and was aboard the USS Pirate (AM 275) when it struck a mine and sank in less than four minutes in Wonsan Harbor.

6"x9", 544 pages, 162 photos, maps, 60 plus interviews, full color, hardcover, $29.95. ISBN 978-1-57510-137-8



The Eisenhowers

Gettysburg’s First Family

by Stan Cohen

This book is a pictorial review of the Eisenhowers and their life at the farm. The Eisenhower farm complex, purchased by Ike and Mamie in 1951, is now open to the public and is administered by the National Park Service.

7"x10", 60 pages, 75 photos, paperback, $7.95.
ISBN 0-933126-25-5


A Bird of Passage

The Story of My Life

by Otto Lang

“ . . . a vivid account of an interesting life, highly readable and very gentlemanly. Lang tells his story adeptly, almost gossip-free. That’s surely one reason that a dedicated ski instructor got as far in Hollywood as he did.” —Chris Goodrich, Book Review, Los Angeles Times

6x9, 380 pages, 96 photos, paperback, $19.95.
ISBN 1-575100-26-6





Hero Of The Rhine

The Karl Timmermann Story

by Ken Hechler

“A master storyteller of World War II, Ken Hechler returns to his classic account of the Bridge at Remagen to treat his readers to a stranger-than-fiction life story of the first officer to lead that incredible charge which captured the first crossing of the Rhine River in 1945.” —Dr. Allan R. Millet, Mason Professor of Military History, The Ohio State University

7"x10", 257 pages, 78 photos, maps, illustrations, paperback, $14.95.
ISBN 1-57510-110-6



One Night in a Bad Inn
A true story

by Christy Leskovar

This is the chronicle of two colorful immigrant families who lived through extraordinary times. Rich in history and character, this remarkable saga follows a notorious matriarch, two daring fugitives, a heroic Irish doughboy, and a beautiful, inspiring lady across the parched plains of eastern Montana to a raucous mining town to the bloody battlefields of the First World War.

6"x9", 594 pages, 27 photographs, maps, paperback, $19.95.
ISBN 978-1575101422

Finding the Bad Inn
Discovering My Family’s Hidden Past

By Christy Leskovar

Christy Leskovar's first book, One Night in a Bad Inn, a High Plains Book Award finalist, tells the true story of her family's secrets. Finding the Bad Inn is the detective hunt behind how she discovered who started the fire, how the body ended up in the house, why her grandmother was sent to an orphanage when she wasn’t an orphan, what really happened when her grandfather saved that man in the war, and so much more.

6"x9", 291 pages, 9 photographs, maps, hardback, $25.
ISBN 978-1575101507


Gretchen’s Gold

The Story of Gretchen Fraser, America’s First Gold Medalist in Olympic Skiing

by Luanne Pfeifer

“Gretchen’s Gold rates a platinum. It’s fastidiously researched, histori­cally au point, inspiring and fascinating throughout.” —Doug Pfeiffer, Vice President of the International Skiing History Association and the editor of Skiing Magazine from 1963 to 1976

6"x9", 184 pages, 90 photos, hardcover, $19.95.
ISBN 1-57510-019-3




War On The Rivers
A Swift Boat Sailor’s Chronicle of the Battle for the Mekong Delta

by Weymouth D. Symmes

Fought on the canals and rivers of the Mekong Delta, this was a private, dirty little war waged beyond the view of the cameras of the news services and often beyond the view of senior military command. It was a furious, savage war, where firefights often occurred twice a day, rarely less than once, and hand-to-hand combat was not unheard of. Hundreds of men were killed on both sides, and the survivors were scarred for life.

6"x9", 272 pages, 49 photos, map, hardcover, $19.95.
ISBN 1-57510-109-2


Moses Ezekiel Civil War Soldier, Renowned Sculptor

by Stan Cohen & Keith Gibson

Few artists of the 19th century were as well-known during their lifetime as was Moses Ezekiel. The first Jewish cadet at the Virginia Military Institute, he fought in the battle of New Market in 1864. Encouraged by General R.E. Lee to pursue his artistic calling, Ezekiel studied in Europe and became the first American to win the coveted Prix de Rome. The expatriate Virginian established his studio in the ancient Baths of Diocletian in Rome. Three European monarchs knighted Ezekiel for his works; he was a favorite among artists, composers and fellow expatriates. Visiting Ezekiel’s studio was a must-see stop for American tourists, including Ulysses S. Grant and Theodore Roosevelt.

7"x10", 172 pages, 190 photos, maps, paperback, $14.95.
ISBN 978-1-57510131-6



What Really Happened at Howland

by George Carrington

Liked by almost every person who ever met her, and loved by most, Earhart became an American institution in the 1930s. As part of the growing American aviation industry in Los Angeles and at Lockheed, she joined the group of pilots, worldwide, who broke the barriers of speed, time and distance, in the advancement of air transport. Their sacrifices and accomplishments laid the foundation for the domestic airlines of today.

6"x9", 212 pages, 50 photos, maps, paperback, $16.95.
ISBN 9-9693175-2-2

Sam O. White, Alaskan

Tales of a Legendary Wildlife Agent and Bush Pilot

by Jim Rearden with a foreword by Richard Wien

Sam O. White was a tough, deep-voiced, six-foot-tall, two-hundred-pound former Maine lumberjack and guide. From 1922, for half a century he criss-crossed wild Alaska by foot, with packhorses, dog teams, canoe, riverboat, and airplane. He helped map the Territory. He trapped fur. He became the world’s first flying game warden. White wrote exciting tales about his Alaska adventures. Those writings make up the bulk of this volume.

6"x9", black and white photos, 442 pages, paperback: $23.95.
ISBN 978-1-57510-130-9



Four Came Home

The Gripping Story of the Survivors of Jimmy Doolittle’s Two Lost Crews

by Carroll V. Glines

On April 18, 1942, Jimmy Doolittle led the first bombing raid against Japan. Two five-man crews didn’t make it back. Landing on Japanese-occupied territory in China, two drowned and the rest were captured one by one, as thousands of Japanese soldiers, in a massive manhunt, swept southward from Shanghai, scorching the earth behind them and slaughtering a quarter of a million Chinese peasants. For the Americans, capture meant solitary imprisonment, starvation, torture, and for some, death. Only four came home.

7"x10", 184 pages, over 40 photos, paperback, $14.95.
ISBN 1-57510-007-X


From Model T to P-38 Lightning

Celebrating the Life of William Frank Schottelkorb

by Robert W. Schottelkorb

This is the story of Bill, a young man who was born in western Montana and lived there until he enlisted in the Army Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet on April 25, 1941. Bill had dreamed of flying since his youth and his golden opportunity came when he signed up for the Primary Course of the Civil Aeronautics Administration’s Civilian Pilot Training, better known as CPT, in September 1940.

8 1/2"x 11", 201 pages, 172 photos, maps, drawings, hardcover, $24.95.
ISBN 1-57510-100-9



Slim Moore, Alaska Master Guide

A Sourdough’s Hunting Adventures and Wisdom

by Jim Rearden
foreword by Sarah Palin

The stories of Alaska Master Guide Slim Moore found in this volume were tape-recorded by the author in 1956. Told with humor, and in exciting detail, they recall a sparsely inhabited Alaska, with old-fashioned month-or-more mixed-game guided hunts—a far cry from most of today’s hurry-up guided hunts.

6"x9", black and white photos, 160 pages, paperback: $14.95.
ISBN 978-1-57510-139-2




Super Marine!
The Sgt. Orland D. “Buddy” Jones Story

by Ken Hechler

“Individual portraits of ‘The Greatest Generation’ now number in the hundreds, but this work by Ken Hechler goes right to the top. From a combination of extraordinary research and liberal use of letters, unfolds a story more powerful for its understatement about a boy turned Marine and his family at once ordinary and extraordinary.” —Richard B. Frank, author of Guadalcanal and The End of the
Imperial Empire

7"x10", 155 pages, 49 photos, maps, paperback, $14.95.
ISBN 978-1-57510-135-4


Alaska’s Wolf Man

The 1915–55 Wilderness Adventures of Frank Glaser

by Jim Rearden
Introduction by former Alaska Governor Jay Hammond

Between 1915 and 1955 adventure-seeking Frank Glaser, a latter-day Far North Mountain Man, trekked across wilderness Alaska on foot, by wolf-dog team, and eventually, by airplane. In his career he was a market hunter, trapper, roadhouse owner, professional dog team musher, and federal predator agent. A naturalist at heart, he learned from personal observation the life secrets of moose, caribou, foxes, wolverines, mountain sheep, grizzly bears, and wolves—especially wolves.

6"x9", black and white photos and maps, 352 pages, paperback: $19.95.
ISBN 978-1-57510-147-7

In its sixteenth printing.


Fascist Eagle

Italy’s Air Marshal Italo Balbo

by Blaine Taylor

As the father of the modern Italian Air Force, the Aeronautica, during the years 1926–33, Balbo attained the rank of Duce’s Air Marshal and secured a place in aviation history as the initiator of four spectacular flights of Savoia—flying boats—two across the Mediterranean, and another two across the Atlantic. Unique in their day, they have never been repeated, nor are they likely to be.

8 1/2"x11", 144 pages, more than 500 photos, maps, paperback, $14.95.
ISBN 1-57510-012-6

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