The Amazing Story of Colonel Percy Fawcett

What the Hell Happened to the Man Who Mapped the Amazon?

 

Since I was a kid I have had a fascination with Explorers.

In partcular, Explorers of the Amazon.

As a writer people like Colonel Percy Fawcett whose life seems to blend myth and reality has always been a driving inspiration for me.

If you have not read the book The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, I recommend it highly.

This Book Will Give You Nightmares – Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (2004)

This Book Will Give You Nightmares – Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (2004)

 

I read this book several years ago while going through my “Major Leaders of WW2” Biography challenge and although it was a LONG read, it was extremely well researched.

Stalin was in my opinion ten times the monster that Hitler is made out to be by modern historians. Dig into the history and find out for yourself.

 

Lessons from a Guerrilla: Marine Raider Frank Sturgis, the Fight for Freedom and Mastering Logistics

Lessons from a Guerrilla: Marine Raider Frank Sturgis, the Fight for Freedom and Mastering Logistics

 

Awesome write up by NC Scout on former USMC Raider and CIA agent Frank Sturgis.

Being both a military history buff and a student of guerilla warfare the book Warrior: Frank Sturgis—The CIA’s #1 Assassin-Spy, Who Nearly Killed Castro But Was Ambushed by Watergate  is a treasure trove.

Highly recommended.

 

The Bad Ass Files: SgtMaj. Daniel Joseph Daly, USMC

A War Hero: SgtMaj. Daniel Joseph Daly

 

Sergeant Major Daly is perhaps best remembered for a famous battle cry delivered during the desperate fighting in Belleau Wood in June 1918. Marines took a terrific pounding on the outskirts of Lucy le Bocage (“Lucy Birdcage” to the American Expeditionary Forces) at the fringe of Belleau Wood. They were outnumbered, outgunned, and pinned down. 1stSgt Daly ordered an attack. Leaping forward, he yelled to his tired men, “Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?”

 

 

 

The Deadliest Marksman’s Cold, Brave Stand

The Deadliest Marksman’s Cold, Brave Stand

Who gives two shits about the number of kills? 500 or 200, it’s BEYOND AMAZING the guy did it with IRON SIGHTS in Below Zero temps!

This is one of the most amazing stories of partisan resilience on historical record. Let’s all learn something from it.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!