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Profile created January 31, 2008
Updated June 27, 2011)
eclectic writer since his teens,
writes about subjects in which he has extensive personal experience:
historical research, heraldry,
sailing and the sea. His fiction also revolves around these
subjects. His work in periodicals, as well as his books,
demonstrates this versatility. from
Maritime Fiction in the spirit of
C. S. Forester and
Patrick O'Brian, Forehead's
Malice is a rousing sea adventure that sweeps across the West Indies
during the Seven Years? War, where navies clash and pirates roam. A tale
of passionate greed and ruthless betrayal in the age of sailing warships -
the most powerful and awe-inspiring weapons of their time.
Was Lady Crimhedden, noblewoman,
respected Royal Navy widow, involved with pirates?
And was her lover really a spy for the
What happened to the brig with
dispatches to warn the fleet?
Could they have fallen into pirates
Even so, the most notorious pirates regress
to deserved insignificance - overshadowed by the greater greed of nations
in deadly contest to wrest West Indies' resources to their own gains in
what was, in fact, the very first world war.
Sheridan's Rain (1994)
Fast paced novel of speed, skill snd callous
determination in the Golden Age of Sports
Le Mans, Targa Florio, Mille Miglia - they are all here - the greatest
road races of all time, as are the colorful people who made them happen.
racing, the likes of which will never be again, that this book brings
us in a most intimate and knowledgeable insider's view.
The Last Golden Smile
Heart gripping narrative nonfiction based in World War II, the most
harrowing time of the 20th century; true story of escape and survival at
impossible odds, first hand account of the civilian war experience more
compelling than any military memoir.
Sidney's Pub and Other Salty Yarns
A hilarious, unruly stew of sailing yarns sure to
appeal to sailors and non-sailors alike, and all those who take their
ventures more seriously than themselves. From scalping mowers to sinking
dinghies and axe attacks at sea, trouble follows the adventures in this
collection of true stories told with tongue firmly planted in cheek.
Drive Smart! (2001)
Accidents, as in "chance happenings" (according to
Webster), are hardly chance at all. Accidents don't just happen. They are
caused; caused by indifference and by incompetence. A meteor hitting your
car is an accident,
everything else is driver error. If you don't believe that, this book will
Racing drivers use their eyes, hands and feet in ways which can benefit us
on the highway. This book shows how these skills can be used to improve
everyday driving. It addresses the thought processes involved and suggests
ways to improve quick thinking, rapid decision making and anticipation to
help avoid accidents. State driver licensing tests do nothing to show the
applicant's ability to minimize judgment errors. This book shows exactly
what they are and how to correct them.
Whether you are expert or novice at driving, you will learn equally from
this book. It will make you a better driver.
The following briefs present well researched historical
battle scenarios for miniatures war games. Any good set of rules can be used
with these scenarios. They have been extensively play-tested using at least
3 different rule sets. Orders of battle are compiled from historical
references cited and should be applicable to the various rule books with
little or no change.
For additional information and to order,
Historical Scenarios for Mediaeval Wargames
in Miniature (2011)
Describes events leading up to each battle, its historical course and
its consequences, in addition to complete table-top setup and orders of
battle. Included are:
Kalka River 1223,
Lake Peipus 1242,
Grunwald 1410, and
Belrood Campaign: A
Hypothetical campaign rules & set-up for medieval wargaming. Easy to learn
strategic map movement leading to tactical level tabletop battles. Covers
logistics, sieges, castle economy, reinforcements, and morale class
advancement by troop experience.
Citadel 1943: East Front Scenarios from Kursk to the
Includes a training scenario, organization charts, color maps & OOB, and
most major armored actions during the battles for Kursk and their
aftermath, July through September 1943.
Panzer Corps area of operations
Kursk 1943: Beresovka Sector
This is a miniatures wargame campaign framework based on eye
witness/participant accounts by Maj. Gen. F.W. Von Mellenthin.
Organization and Orders of Battle for both sides are given
in ready to use form.
What-if situations are explored for study. Includes color maps of table
top battlefield and historical progress of the campaign.
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