This first complete history of Angel Island
covers more than two hundred years of the island's complex and
fascinating historic past, including Miwok Indians, Spanish explorers,
U.S. Army occupation during the Civil War and World Wars I and
II, the Immigration Station and a Nike Missile base during the
A "art" book showing the architecture
of the Presidio of San Francisco
United States Naval Air Stations of World
War II : Western States
by M. L. Shettle, Jr.
Hardcover. Motorbooks International; 1997
Excellent book for former Naval Aviators. If you were a naval
aviator, this book will bring the back memories that dwell in
the shadows of your mind. Naval Aviation history is very quickly
disappearing. All you have to do is to take a trip to Davis Montham
AFB, Tucson, AZ (often called the bone yard) if you want to see
how much of it that has already been retired. I was a "Cold
War Pilot" who trained and flew out of many of these navy
fields in T-34Bs, T-28s, TS2As, SP2Hs and P3Bs. These two books
will preserve a small part of our heritage as Naval Aviators
of the by gone eras of WWII, Korea, Viet Nam and the cold war.
Thank you Mr. Shettle for taking the time, effort and expense
to write and assemble these two magnificant volumes. They are
a superb doucmentation of Naval Air shore facilities. Amazon.com
Forts of the West : Military Forts and
Presidios and Posts Commonly Called Forts West of the Mississippi
River to 1898.
by Robert W. Frazer
Paperback, University of Oklahoma Press. 1977
TOTALLY NECESSARY FOR WESTERN STUDIES. This book names the forts,
presidios, and posts west of the Mississippi River to 1898, and
not only does the author give the location but he gives some
historical facts. If I had the money, I would take this book,
get me a good travel map and visit each of the places mentioned!
Last month I went to several Texas forts, an old Presidio and
an Arizona fort. The book was invaluable! Amazon.com customer.