Lost to Time

My neighbor, an elderly lady, has a clothesline in her backyard. Metal T posts with four wire lines attached to the horizontal bars. It does not appear to have been used recently, except for the birds that lounge on it. Clothesline are ancient history for most city dwellers, probably resigned to older parts of town … More Lost to Time

One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon At War

Bing West was recently profiled on CBS Sunday Morning. The author of a series of books on Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, West is a Marine combat veteran and later served in the Defense Department. He was imbedded with troops in various war zones, including Afghanistan, which is the backdrop for One Million Steps. The opposite … More One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon At War

The Splendid and the Vile: Britain and the Nazi Air War

Author Erik Larson paints a technicolor picture of life under persistent bombing and threat of invasion. In 1940, Britain stood nearly alone against Fascist forces. The British were pushed off of the Continent and were reeling from Rommel in North Africa. Europe was mostly under Nazi rule. America was locked in an isolationist policy, despite … More The Splendid and the Vile: Britain and the Nazi Air War