Tag Archives: World War II

Salvaging The Past

[Note:  The post below is my prepared text for a speech given to the LSI veterans of WWII on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Portland, Oregon.] Having met some of you earlier today, I feel it is necessary to begin … Continue reading

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The Gathering Of The Chickens: Part One

Last week, I had a conversation with one of my fellow Sabbath School instructors who has an impressive movie collection [1] in which I found her to be very enthusiastic about the subject material of the movie.  For my own … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death In The Baltic

Death In The Baltic:  The World War II Sinking Of The Wilhelm Gustloff, by Cathryn J. Prince As someone who reads and writes at least my fair share of literature about naval disasters [1], this book was definitely something that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Out Of The Depths

Out Of The Depths:  An Unforgettable World War II Story Of Survival, Courage, And The Sinking Of The USS Indianapolis, by Edgar Harrell, USMC with David Harrell This is a powerful story, a tale full of faith and divine providence, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Amphibians Are Coming!

The Amphibians Are Coming!:  Emergence of the ‘Gator Navy and its Revolutionary Landing Craft, by William L. McGee Most of the time, if you saw a book that had the title “The Amphibians Are Coming!” your thoughts would be somewhat … Continue reading

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Book Review: With The Black Cat USS LCI Flotilla 13

With The Black Cat USS LCI Flotilla 13, by Robert F. Heath When I agreed to give a speech for a group of World War II Navy vets shortly after Mother’s Day, the organizer of the event asked me if … Continue reading

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Book Review: Appeal To The Nations

Appeal To The Nations, by Norman Thomas Although this book was published in the immediate aftermath of World War II, before it became completely clear just how morally and intellectually bankrupt Soviet Communism and its fractious socialist kin were, the … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Hitler’s Holy Relics

Hitler’s Holy Relics:  A True Story Of Nazi Plunder And The Race To Recover the Crown Jewels Of The Holy Roman Empire, by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick Even after spending quite a few hours listening to this audiobook in my car, … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Armor And Blood

Armor And Blood:  The Battle Of Kursk:  The Turning Point Of World War II, by Dennis E. Showalter, read by Robertson Dean If you have read any book by Dennis Showalter before, you have some idea of what to expect … Continue reading

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Just Say No To Appeasement?

It just so happens that after finishing an unexpected and impromptu lesson for Sabbath School on the death of David since neither of the other teachers for our age cohort were at services yesterday and I had gotten no notice … Continue reading

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