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Calculated Risk – George Leopold

Review by Joe Copalman. In his survey of Astronaut Virgil ‘Gus’ Grissom's life, George Leopold seeks to clear the ambiguity surrounding the legacy of America’s second man in space. He discovers a man whose drive and sense of ‘don't quit’ dwarfed any innate talents he also possessed.  The loss at sea of Grissom’s Mercury capsule,... Continue Reading →

Biplanes at War – Wray Johnson

Review by Brett Holman. Originating in the era of sail as the small-arms complement of fighting ships, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) has since become a force like no other: a combined arms force which moves by sea like (and with) the US Navy, but fights on land like the US Army and in... Continue Reading →

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