Book Review: Jeff Cooper’s “Fireworks: A Gunsite Anthology”

Today I would like to review one of the late Jeff Cooper’s books, Fireworks: A Gunsite Anthology. I recently reread it, and decided to share it with my blog readers. For those unfamiliar with him, Jeff Cooper (1920-2006) was a Marine officer during WWII and the Korean Conflict, big game hunter, advocate of the 1911 … Continue reading Book Review: Jeff Cooper’s “Fireworks: A Gunsite Anthology”

Remembering the Romanovs

Today I would like to post a brief remembrance of Tsar Nicholas Alexandrovich Romanov, ruler of Russia. He and his family were brutally executed by Communists forces on July 17, 2018, a century ago this week. I am not an expert on Russian history or all of the Tsar's policies. But what I do know … Continue reading Remembering the Romanovs

In Memoriam: John Heinrich “Henry” Shively (1759-1842)

  For this 4th of July, I would like to put up a brief tribute to my 4th great grandfather John Heinrich “Henry” Shively, who served in the Revolutionary War. The 4th of July is Independence Day after all, the celebration of an independence declared in a hall by men dressed in finery, but won … Continue reading In Memoriam: John Heinrich “Henry” Shively (1759-1842)