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Articles by Gerald D. Swick

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Books and Movies

The Red Baron – Book Review

The Red Baron – Book Review

In his latest graphic novel–style history, “The Red Baron,” Wayne Vansant takes to the skies of World War I to tell not only the story of Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, but of the development of aerial warfare.

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Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in Books and Movies

Lincoln’s Bishop – Book Review

Lincoln’s Bishop – Book Review

‘Lincoln’s Bishop,’ by Gustav Niebuhr, tells the little-known story of Henry B. Whipple, Minnesota’s first Episcopal bishop, who tried to convince Lincoln to reform the Office of Indian Affairs and tried to calm white hysteria in the wake of the Sioux Uprising of 1862.

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Posted on Jun 3, 2013 in Books and Movies

WW II from Space – DVD Review

The ‘hook’ in ‘WWII from Space’ – images shot from space, on which information overlaid – sounds good but isn’t particularly impressive; however, the content and the other visuals make this DVD of a program from HISTORY well worth owning.

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Posted on May 11, 2011 in Books and Movies

Wartorn 1861 – 2010: DVD Review

Wartorn 1861–2010 may be tough to watch in its exploration of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from the American Civil War to modern times, but its information is essential for veterans and their families and friends coping with PTSD.

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