While a few great men and women become the lightning rods of major historical milestones, much of our history is created by anonymous young people toil in obscurity and who do not necessarily need recognition for their contributions.

My Books

Surgeon in Blue, Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War doctor who pioneered battlefield care, is a riveting biography of an obscure outpost surgeon who made battlefield survival possible and whose legacy extends to the battlefields of today. Early Reviews Here! 

Battlefield Angels, Saving lives under enemy fire from Valley Forge to Afghanistan, (excerpt) tells the stories of courageous and compassionate young men and women to race into enemy fire to save lives.  Osprey Publishing.

ISBN-10: 184-9085153

ISBN-13: 978-1849085151

Time Magazine Interview Here!  

USS Midway: America's Shield

Will debut in 2011 by Pelican Publising, specifically written for parents, young adults and schools.  Featuring more than 20 photographs, this is the collective biography of mostly teenagers who influenced latter 20th century world affairs. 

ISBN-10: 1589808967

ISBN-13: 978-1589808966

Midway Magic (excerpt) is based on more than 300 interviews, documenting the extraordinary 47-year odyssey of the 20th century's longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier.  A naval aviation pioneer, it once was the largest ship in the world for a decade.  The average age of the 200,000 who served aboard Midway was only 19!

Midway Memories (excerpt, second excerpt) is a collection of rarely-seen photos, most taken by USS Midway sailors.  They are coupled with short essays of the USS Midway's accomplishments as an active-duty carrier and as the USS Midway Museum in San Diego.