story of the way west in the early nineteenth century was often a tale
of danger, death and unspeakable suffering. The early trappers and
mountain men forged the trails westward for the pioneers that followed
and became part of the legend of the American West. Of this hardy breed
of early venturers one name stands out above the rest: Kit Carson. Many
stories of his bravery, often wildly exaggerated filled eastern
bookshelves of the day.
How much of what was written was true and how much was fantasy? Cavalry officer Captain Tom Adams vowed to seek the truth behind the legend and along the way faced near shipwrecks, attempted assassinations, Indian massacres, murder, and torture in an odyssey that he never believed could have been possible.
Fighting Bob, a ten day journey with the ghost of my great-great-great grandfather Commodore ‘Fighting Bob,’ a journey filled with adventure, danger and conquest
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the U.S. Navy: II. Friendly Fire. I’ve read everything Bob has published,
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If you ever served in the military, particularly the navy during the Vietnam era, this is a must-read. I spent my Navy career on Atlantic-based ships, and never made a Western Pacific (WestPac) cruise. By the luck of the draw, I never got to serve in the Vietnam war. After my seven Mediterranean cruises, many northern Atlantic operations, and an uncountable number of Caribbean cruises, I always felt that I was missing something when I heard my shipmates discuss their trips to WestPac. Reading Chief Stockton’s Stories from the U.S. Navy: II. Friendly Fire, I felt like I was back in the destroyer navy, and finally doing a WestPac cruise. Bob actually made me feel like I was there.
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