- Jan 9, 2020
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- Brantford, Ontario
I remember a book titled "Hit the Silk". It was a compilation of stories of people saved by a parachute. This story was in the epilogue chapter of people saved under unusual circumstances that did not use a parachute.For anyone interested in a non fiction (the real deal) true story of a B-17 tail gunner who survived a four mile fall in the severed tail of his bomber, the recently published book "Tailspin" is for you.
Author : John Armbruster
I've like Mowat since stumbling onto his "Never Cry Wolf" as a young, blue collar, college lad.Farley Mowat was a prolific Canadian author. Nowhere near reading all of his books and would not want to. But a lot of them grabbed me. Currently rereading Grey Seas Under. A factual account of incidents of an ocean going salvage tug in the North Atlantic.
I also enjoy the classic writings. I have a vast military refrence library . I collect military and military weapons.I read older books from the internet that pertaining to early Missouri history pre 1840. Finding alot of first person stories and alot of great information about War of 1812 in Missouri and earlier interaction with the native population. I use all this information for my fb page "The Mud lark mess". I am useing all this information for living history programs. Very rewarding.
Salt River Johnny
Have you read Kent’s (Douglas Reedman) Bolitho series? They are my favorite.I've read the whole Lewrie series. Still have some of them on shelves at home. I feel like I watched the character grow up through the years.
Colonial history on western Pa and Ohio country F & I, revolutionary war, civil war, ww1, and 4 magazines NRA, NMLRA, Muzzleloading, and Texas. But I like to read and will read almost anything.
I am from Western Pennsylvania myself. I grew up in a log cabin in Hempfield Township that was built in the 1700s. It was the location of an event known as the Henry Massacre. It can be found in the old history of Westmoreland County and is an incredible story. There are long and short versions of the story. It took place and what was called The Herald settlement . But in any case the Indians attacked while all the men were at the Grist Mill Massacre the mother kidnapped some daughters while yet others hid in the fields to avoid the massacre. The man got back and organized a posse dressed as Indians for safe travel and went all the way to Fort Duquesne which is now Pittsburgh and actually got the girls back. Amazing