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readers can purchase Seabee and military books online!
Are you looking for books on the military
food service or the Seabees? (Yes, they can be hard to
find.) I've gathered several titles that are in print and
readily available. Included is the World War II classic, Can
Do! Story of the Seabees, by William Bradford
Can Do! and other great Seabee
titles by Hugh Aaron and Jay Kimmel are offered for sale.
I've also added some unique military titles. Many reflect
my personal reading interests.
Now into their second fifty years of service, the Seabees
continue to live up to their Can
Do attitude. The Seabee reputation was built on
the motto, "With willing harts and skillful hands,
the difficult we do at once, the impossible takes a bit
longer." Several Seabee books are now in print and
readily available. Hugh Aaron's novel and book of letters
make great gifts for the student of Word War II.
Hugh Aaron writes: "Letters were crucial during
World War II; they were the only communication between
men and women participating in the war and their loved
ones. Reading a letter just received from a son, a
girlfriend, a wife, a mother or father, or just a friend,
was always the high point of the day."
The battle can not progress without the
builders. Bowman, et al, in Bulldozers Come First,
described World War II as an "engineer's war."
Airmen need airfields to land their planes; seamen need
sea-ports to base their ships; quartermasters need
storehouses to keep their supplies; and Marines and
soldiers need roads and fortifications to drive the
battle forward. Bowman concluded, "It was his
machines that proceeded the planes, the tanks, the guns
and the ships. His 'bulldozers came first.'"
Small Unit Tactics and Leadership
leadership is the meat of military tactics. It's
continually taught at all levels of miliatry command.
From classics like Defense
of Duffer's Drift to modern day
textbooks, these books offer lessons that are essential.
With books of letters, autobiographies
are the meat of military writing. You explore the mind of
the writer as he (or she) describes life in the service.
Often written about war-time experiences, autobiographies
give you insight rarely found in military historical
writing. From classics like Charles B. McDonald's Company
Commander to With
the Old Breed by E.B. Sledge, these memories are
often written at the small-unit level.
It's the beans, bullets and black-oil that wins wars.
Great tacticians need even greater logisticians standing
behind them. One of the lessons Gen. George Patton
learned during his charge across France in the Summer of
1944 was you could not push the logistical envelope too
far. While established tactics could be broken often, it
was the lack of gasoline and ammunition that finally stopped the 3rd Army in the Lorraine in September.