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September 16th, 2017 No comments

September 10, 1813 — The nine-ship American flotilla under Oliver Hazard Perry wrests naval supremacy from the British on Lake Erie by capturing or destroying a force of six English vessels during the War of 1812.

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Categories: Shaving the Yak

Book Review: Terror of the Autumn Skies

September 15th, 2017 No comments

Besides Waldo Pepper, Rickenbacker, Richthofen and Brown are the only pilot names that come to mind from World War I.  So, learning about America’s very first Ace of Aces, who was also the first aviator to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, was  a great discovery for me as a pilot and a history buff.  Luke’s missions against German observation balloons also revealed aspects of the air war over the trenches I had never known.   (4 of 5 Stars)

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September 11th, 2017 No comments

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”

~ Theodore Roosevelt

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September 9th, 2017 No comments

September 3, 1783 — The Treaty of Paris is signed by Great Britain and the new United States, formally bringing the American Revolution to an end.


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Categories: Shaving the Yak

Book Review: Yellow Ribbon (Dev Haskell Mystery, #11)

September 8th, 2017 No comments

Not so much a whodunit as a “when-will-it-end” kind of story, I didn’t enjoy this installment as much as I did Last Shot.  Dev is a likeable character, but the running gag about his appearance wore thin after a while, kind of like the plot.  It’s not bad, but with sixteen other books in the series, I would read this one last.  (3 of 5 Stars)

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