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Books by BERLIN Brats & Faculty:

"Operation Vittles Cookbook" by The American Women in Blockaded BERLIN in 1949
  Click here for a (10 MB) copy. This particular copy is signed by the wife of General Clay. In addition to the recipes there are a few photos of the Airlift plus drawings by German children giving impressions of the Airlift.
 



"Ashes to Ashes or a Matter of Murder" by Noelle Maptin (aka Patty "Ma" Beech FAC '81-'84)
  Patty Beech grew up a military brat, became a military spouse and a Faculty member of BAHS. This is her first novel. Description: Detective Second Grade Nate Abbott suspected murder. He couldn't prove it, but he was sure Donald Morgan hadn't died by accident. All he had to do was find a way to prove what he suspected. Little did he know that the journey to the truth would change his life forever.
Available at: www.amazon.com
 



"The One-Cent President" by Paul Bergly '80
  What F. Scott Fitzgerld's Gatsby was to the Jazz Age, Bergly's character Nick Halda is to the present Media Age.
Available at: www.onecentpresident.com
 



"Kill Mom" by Robert "Bob" Bradly '60
  I learned far more about Elder Financial Abuse than I ever expected after my Dad went on the Internet to find companionship, 5 months after my mother passed.  One click of his mouse located the biggest gold digger in Southern California, an evil predator who used the Internet, newspapers and retirement homes to prey on vulnerable seniors.  My book, is the story about trying to stop someone who had already killed for money.  
Available at: www.amazon.com
 



"The Sixth Extinction" by Erik H. Brush '83
  The most chilling and powerful conservation book ever written. What you don't know can and will kill you. Find out about the Elasmobranchii-ceatacea Extinction Event that is happening right now. Learn about the solutions while there is yet time and hope. The Sixth Extinction is the most important book you will ever read. Learn why and join the fight to protect our world!
Available at: www.lulu.com
"The World Enders: V1 B1 Rage of the Maneaters" by Erik H. Brush '83
  The World Enders book 1 Rage of the Maneaters is a chilling look into a post apocalyptic near future in which human fueled pollution and over harvesting of natural resources has destroyed the balance and sent nature into an inescapable mass extinction event.
Available at: www.amazon.com
 



"The Boys of Chapultepec" by Dan Bunting '49
  A fictional account of Cadets of the Military Academy in Mexico City, called upon to defend the Academy and Mexico City against the American invasion of Mexico during the Mexican-American War, 1846-1848. A delightful story of heroism of boys 12 to 16.
Available at: www.lulu.com
"The Young Ambassadors" by Dan Bunting '49
  This book tells of the life of teenagers in Occupied Germany, 1946-49. It is a true account of experiences in daily life and dwells very much on BERLIN and the "Operation Vittles" BERLIN Airlift - the greatest humanitarian accomplishment in history.
Available at: www.lulu.com
 



"Marion" by † Laurel (Coleman) Steinhice '52 †
  Marion was a woman of her times. She lived through the privations of the Great Depression and the exciting dangers of World War II; she built the foundations for a remarkable career in London during the Blitz and in BERLIN during the Blockade.
Available at: www.amazon.com
"Marion's Child" by † Laurel (Coleman) Steinhice '52 †
  Now the author shifts from the observer's perspective with which she told her late mother's story in her previous book, Marion, to first-person reporting in Marion's Child, and gives us her child's-eye-view memories of non-stop adventure set against a backdrop of dramatic times.
Available at: www.amazon.com
"No Denial " by † Laurel (Coleman) Steinhice '52 †
  We are not survivors or first-hand witnesses. But my grandmother, Marion S. Coleman, was given the daunting task of documenting and explaining these shocking images for posterity. Our intention in publishing No Denial is to present these pictures as they were first seen by much of the world, when the horrors that we now collectively describe by the once-obscure word "holocaust" were simply called "atrocities." -- from the preface by Charles C. Steinhice
Available at: www.amazon.com
 



"Chelsea Horror Hotel: A Novel" by † Douglas Colvin '70 "Dee Dee Ramone" †
  "Dee Dee Ramone sets himself as the central character, shacking up with his girl Barbara and dog Banfield at The Chelsea Hotel, New York's hang-out for the underground hipsters. It is also the site where Sid Vicious killed Nancy Spungeon in the late 1970s." - K. Brown
Available at: www.amazon.com
"Legend of a Rock Star: A Memoir" by † Douglas Colvin '70 "Dee Dee Ramone" †
  "Riddled with acerbic hilarity, Legend of a Rock Star offers a fantastic, unflinching look at the abysmal underbelly of the rock 'n' roll dream as Dee Dee and his new brothers tour Europe in a tiny cramped van and try their best not to kill one another."
Available at: www.amazon.com
"Lobotomy: Surviving the Ramones" by † Douglas Colvin '70 "Dee Dee Ramone" †
  "A lurid and unlikely temperance tract from the underbelly of rock 'n' roll. Taking readers on a wild rollercoaster ride from his crazy childhood in BERLIN and Munich to his lonely methadone-soaked stay at a cheap hotel in Earl's Court and newfound peace on the straight and narrow, Dee Dee Ramone catapults readers into the raw world of sex, addiction, and two-minute songs."
Available at: www.amazon.com
"Poison Heart: Surviving the Ramones" by † Douglas Colvin '70 "Dee Dee Ramone" †
  "Poison Heart is Dee Dee Ramone's perspective on 15 years of touring with the band. It is a harrowing tale, both tragic and comic, littered with many of the colorful characters who made up the New York punk scene."
Available at: www.amazon.com
 



"Grover Canyon" by Samuel P. Echeveste FAC '67-'69
  A story about a Mexican-American boy growing up in a little Arizona mining town. The story takes the reader to the Korean War and later to the Military Dependent Schools in Europe. Dr. Bill Elstran, football coach at BERLIN American High School, does the introduction. John Winkler, a teacher and coach at BAHS from 1966-1968, is also in the book. "Grover Canyon" has won the Mariposa Award for best first book in the 2005 Latino Book Awards sponsored by Latino Literacy Now. Mr. Echeveste was the Industrial Arts (shop, drafting) and Social Studies teacher from 1966-1969. Cost mailed is $17.42.
E-mail Samuel P. Echeveste at: the_Ech@yahoo.com
 



"Up Against the Wall - Tall Tales and True from West Berlin, the Island City" by Edwin Jones, SMSgt, USAF, Ret. (father of Chantelle '87 & Darby)
  West Berlin in the 1970s was a magical place...It was in this environment, well behind the "Iron Curtain," that many young men and women experienced their first overseas assignment. Combining history, hearsay, and personal experience, Ed Jones relates these tales in a tongue-in-cheek manner that will delight and intrigue the reader.
Available at: www.tatepublishing.com
 



Books by New York Times Bestseller Lois "Margaret" (George) Kaufman '60
 
Elizabeth I
Helen of Troy
Lucille Lost
Mary Called Magdalene
Cleopatra
Mary Queen of Scots
Henry VIII
  These historical novels feature the larger-than-life characters of the titles, except the children's book LUCILLE LOST, about a pet turtle. Margaret is a rolling stone who has lived in many places, beginning her traveling at the age of four when her father joined the U.S. diplomatic service and was posted to a consulate in Taiwan. Following that they lived in Tel Aviv (and visited other places in the Middle East), Bonn and BERLIN (during the spy-and-Cold-War days) before returning to Washington D.C.
  Visit Margaret's personal website at: www.margaretgeorge.com
 



Books by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt '52
  "Me and DiMaggio" A baseball memoir (Simon & Schuster, 1986)
"A Crooked Man" A novel (Simon & Schuster, 1995)
"The Mad Cook of Pymatuning" A novel (Simon & Schuster, 2005)
  Available at: www.amazon.com
Christopher is currently writing a memoir about his year in BERLIN. It is not yet titled.
 



"There's A Thin Line" Bk.1 Legal Reichs by Ronin Schtihl Daire (aka Trisha Lindsey '82)
  Blair Aikman is a female black Anti-Terrorist Agent, who works for the Shadow Agency, which has been formed to combat the new threat of terrorism within the borders of the United States. Her directive: Eliminate the threat posed by Robert Lee Dyson, leader of the Aryan Brotherhood Nation, who is determined to consolidate the strength of thirty major neo-nazi organizations in the U.S. When everything goes wrong, she must rely on the skills she has learned from years of living in the shadows to get away from Josef, the leader's Son. This is the first book in a five book series.
"Between Love and Hate" Bk. 2 Reich in the Middle by Ronin Schtihl Daire (aka Trisha Lindsey '82)
  A game of love and hate has erupted with startling results! Now Blair has to do something she has never done in her life ... run! Josef has to walk a tightrope, keeping the secret of their relationship and the children they have created, yet employ his own forces to tear America apart if need be to find Blair and his sons. And he must prepare himself and his Aryan Army to repay America for trying to tear his Brotherhood apart. Between Love and Hate: Book Two - Reich in the Middle continues the story of Josef's rise to power, which continues his new vision for America with a dramatic twist! Be on the lookout for Revenge is Mine: Book Three: Left to Reichs. See why Homeland Security is necessary for the very soul of America.
Available at: www.amazon.com or www.publishamerica.com
 



Books by New York Times Bestseller Stephen Mansfield '76
  Visit Stephen's personal website at: www.mansfieldgroup.com
 
Prince
Soldier
Bush
Guinness
Palin
Harvey
Whitefield
Obama
People
Tortured
   
ReChurch
DeLay
Pope
Heros
Destiny
Teacher
Vl'teers
Lincoln
   
  Available at: www.amazon.com
 



"My Life" by Otto Ninow FAC '48-'50
  Available at: www.amazon.com
 



"Maiden Voyage" by John Pinschmidt FAC '79-'86
  Available at: www.omahonys.ie
 



 
"Wildfire" by Ralph Ryan '72
  Wildfire is an exhilarating tale of the lengths one man goes in pursuit of a dream. Told he'll never make the cut to become an elite California Smoke jumper, Ralph Ryan employs laser-like focus, a 'never give up' attitude, and the calming mental training of Eastern mysticism to earn the right to leap out of planes and fight forest fires. There's beauty and danger in these pages, filled with bird's eye views of the world from beneath a parachute, and raging blazes just steps away. When an accident results in a broken back, Ryan offers all of us a moving lesson in belief in oneself and overcoming our own bleakest days.
Available at: www.amazon.com
 



 
 
"War! What Is It Good For?: Black Freedom Struggles and the U.S. Military from World War II to Iraq" by Kimberley L. Phillips '78
  Available at: www.amazon.com
For more information visit Dean Kimberley Phillips @ Brooklyn College.
 



"Both Are Better - Travels in Britian and France" by Jane Schnell '48
  Hear the voices, smell the aromas that waft past Jane on her cycling adventures through Britian and France. Jane has a gift for making one see the places she describes.
To order contact Jane at JaneSchnell@alltel.net or 706-782-1956.
Available at: www.amazon.com
"Enourage - Travels in Siberia & Mongolia with World Ride Stage 9" by Jane Schnell '48
  A 600 mile odyssey thru Siberia and Mongolia with disabled cyclists. Learn how the challenges of that journey were met as we all ride the same road, the difference is in how we meet the obstacles along the way. The people in this book make the story but the scenery provides a vivid backdrop.
To order contact Jane at JaneSchnell@alltel.net or 706-782-1956.
Available at: www.amazon.com
"Changing Gears Bicycling America's Perimeter" by Jane Schnell '48
  In Changing Gears, Jane Schnell tells the amazing story of her retirement adventure, a bicycle trip around the perimeter of the United States. Schnell began her journey at the age of 55, when she traded her desk chair at the Central Intelligence Agency for the saddle of a touring bicycle.
To order contact Jane at JaneSchnell@alltel.net or 706-782-1956.
Available at: www.amazon.com
 



"Bud, Sweat, & Tees: Rich Beem's Walk on the Wild Side of the PGA Tour" by Alan Shipnuck
  Warning: Strippers, groupies, gambling, drinking: Someone forgot to tell Alan Shipnuck that books about golf are supposed to be boring. - Rick Reilly, Sports Illustrated
Available at: www.amazon.com
Rich Beem '88
 



"In the Hands of a Good Providence" by Mary V. Thompson '73
  "In the Hands of a Good Providence": Religion in the Life of George Washington - "This is likely the best book that will ever be written on Washington and religion, and it may be as close as we will come to an understanding of Washington's Christianity." - Frank E. Grizzard, Director of the Lee Family Digital Archive at Washington and Lee University and author of George! A Guide to All Things Washington.
Available at: www.amazon.com
 



"Armageddon" by Leon Uris
  One of the greatest books about BERLIN after the war. Dan Bunting '49 was part of the history at the beginning of the Airlift, and is cited by Uris.
Available at: www.amazon.com
 



"Life is a Piece of Cake: A Whisper From the Silent Generation" by Don Wright '52
  "The yarns in Life is a Piece of Cake tell the story of my life from childhood through my adventures with the U-2...Without the character-building experiences wrought by the circumstances under which I was raised, I may not have made it to the Air Force, let alone to the cockpit of the one of the highest-flying airplanes in the world.. I know from personal experience that change is not to be feared. In fact, it is to be embraced."
Available at: captaindonwright.com or www.amazon.com
 

Books By, For and About Brats:

"Growing Up In Khaki" by George Allingham
  Available at: www.military-brats.com
   
"The Yokota Officers Club" by Sarah Bird
  Sarah Bird's world, viewed through the eyes and memories of a sassy Air Force Brat. Sarah Bird, author of 4 previous novels made the New York Times best seller list with this endeavor. Available at: www.military-brats.com
   
"Between Duty and Devotion" by M.J. Brett Bamberg '74 & Stuttgart FAC '81-'92
  A novel of unconditional love. Available at: www.mjbrett.com
   
Mutti’s War" by M.J. Brett Bamberg '74 & Stuttgart FAC '81-'92
  A rather delicate young German mother is forced to smuggle her three small boys out of East Prussia when the Russians surround it in 1944. Won the 2003 Paul Gillette Award for Historical Fiction and is part of the curriculum at the United States Air Force Academy. Available at: www.mjbrett.com
   
Shadows on an Iron Curtain" by M.J. Brett Bamberg '74 & Stuttgart FAC '81-'92
  Tells of life on the Cold War Border delineated by both communist intrigue and the unique camaraderie of those soldiers who defended against it. Available at: www.mjbrett.com
   
"Secret Father" by James Carroll
  The year is 1961 and all three attend the American high school in Wiesbaden. Rick, a budding socialist and leader of the three, decides they should cut school and travel to BERLIN to attend the great May Day parade in the Eastern sector. The trip begins as a lark, but descends into chaos after their capture by East German police on trumped up currency-fraud charges. Currently a best seller.
   
"Growing up Military " by Marc Curtis & Military Brats
  "Growing Up Military - Every Brat Has a Story" - A compilation of brat stories put together by Military Brats Registry owner and sponsor of the "Every Brat Has a Story" cruises, Marc Curtis.
   
"Unrooted Childhoods: Memoirs of Growing Up Global" by Faith Eidse and Nina Sichel as editor
  Featuring 20 writers. Unique Brat Book because the perspective it uses comes from not only Military Brats but also kids from 3rd world cultures and their experiences in other 3rd world countries. Order through: U.S. Marketing at 888-273-2539.
E-mail Faith Eidse at: faith_eidse@hotmail.com
 
"Around the World in 45 Years" by Tom Ellinger
 

"The author describes his early years surviving the air raids which destroyed both his school and home in Frankfurt, Germany during World War II, before immigrating to the U.S."

   
"Military Brats and Other Global Nomads" by Morten G. Ender
 

After World War II, American political, military, corporate, and humanitarian responsibilities abroad expanded greatly. With families in tow, government officials, military service personnel, business executives, and missionaries began to travel and live, in increasing numbers, outside of their home country. Other nations followed suit. Ender examines this legacy of the late 20th century and analyzes the social, psychological, and historical imprints on people who came of age in these service organization families.
Visit: www.greenwood.com/books/BookDetail.asp?sku=C7266

   
"Daddy, You're My Hero!" & "Mommy, You're My Hero!" by Michelle Ferguson-Cohen
  Titles written and illustrated by an adult military brat help military families coping with deployment. Books for Brats™ has been working with educators, Family Readiness Groups and military families since 2001 to help support and advocate for children of military personnel.
Available at: Books for Brats
   
"After Burn" by Sherry Ficklin
  Reece Barnet and her father have just relocated to sunny North Carolina, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point to be exact. It's another new town and another new school.
   
"Just a Little Rain" by Bob Flournoy
  A new book out about Pattonville in the early 60s. It is about boys that grew up in the Ozzie and Harriet days of the '50's and '60's, and wound up in Vietnam. It is a memoir written by several military brats, 4 of them who attended Robinson Barracks Jr Hi and Stuttgart/Ludwigsburg High, with fond memories of those places and times.
   
"Hot Times During the Cold War: An American Comes of Age in West Germany" by Scott W Hawley
  From 1985 to 1988, Scott W. Hawley, the son of a U.S. Air Force officer, lived on Rhein Main Air Force Base, a bustling U.S. military installation located in the heart of what was then West Germany. One of six hundred children of U.S. military personnel attending Frankfurt American High School, he lived the unique experience of being an American teenager in Germany during the Cold War.
   
"Piper Reed: Navy Brat" by Kimberly Willis Holt
  Written by a National Book Award-winning children's author. Although the book is a work of fiction, Holt says the setup is based on her own military childhood.
   
"Coming Home Series: Navy Dad" by Sandi (Bouley) Lorenzana
  "...offers valuable advice to help all members of the [military] family better vocalize their feelings and handle the inevitable difficulties that surface in the lives of 'military brats'."
   
"Secrets of the Cold War" by Leland C McCaslin
  "Lee McCaslin is a fellow Army Brat/Overseas Brat who attended both Nürnberg and Heidelberg American High Schools, graduating in 1965. Lee spent his 20+ year Army career in StealthMode, operating in all the Berlin Wall/Secret Agent world we often hear about, but don't get to take that elusive peak-inside to learn the truth."
 
"Once a Brat Always a Brat " by Marilyn C. Morris
  As one of the first dependents to be sent overseas at the end of WWII, eight-year old Marilyn Celeste Morris received her very own orders from The War Department.
   
"Skinny Dipping And Other Stories" by Gene Moser of Operation Footlocker fame
  Skinny Dipping begins in the spring of 1956 when army brat Phil Boydon enters yet another new school and meets Elaine Goodman, a local girl. In the following months Elaine becomes El and the two young teens find themselves attracted to each other. They draw closer to each other and they begin to explore the meaning of love. Then parents step in and Phil finds himself going to military school. How will they survive without each other?
"Into Joy From Sadness" by Gene Moser of Operation Footlocker fame
  Into Joy From Sadness continues the story of army brat Phil Boydon and civilian girl El Goodman as they struggle through the first two years of high school. El, once popular, now finds herself rejected by most other girls and hounded by boys. Phil must cope with military school and the sometimes harsh discipline directed towards "Youngster Cadets."
Available at: www.military-brats.com web site. Some of the proceeds from this book will go towards supporting the American Overseas Schools Historical Society (AOSHS)
 
"Boricua Brat: coming of age as a military dependent" by Nelson Pacheco
  A true story of coming of age in the 1960s as a military dependent in cultural melting pots as varied as Puerto Rico, Brooklyn and France.
   
"Train of Thought " by Tony Savageau and Walter Chalkley
  It's June of 1982 and two school chums, Tony and Butch, are freshly graduated from Munich American High School. With their girlfriends they embark on a month-long trip through Europe by rail. Eleven countries, twenty-three train trips, a month of Sundays and about 6,200 miles later they returned home in the best physical shape ever (and since) and with journals full of their experiences.
Available directly from Blue Mustang Press at: www.bluemustangpress.com
   
"Death by Innocence" by Thomas Slagle
  In 1969, at the height of the Viet Nam War, four American military and State Department brats spend their last year of high school on an American military base in Ankara, Turkey. Rampant drug use and innocent lapses of judgment combine to produce emotional scars that will last their lifetimes.
   
"The Sullivan Saga:: Memories of an Overseas Childhood (Volume 1)" by M. H. Sullivan
  Maureen (Sullivan) Romagnoli '68 ISB (International School of Bangkok) is a Brat author. Her book was featured at the Overseas Brats Homecoming in August 2010.
   
"An Army ABC Book" by Kristen T. Pirog
  An Army ABC Book is an approach to the alphabet with a distinct military flair. Aspects of life in the US Army are illustrated from A-Z through vibrant, child friendly watercolors. The phonetic alphabet used by the US Army is listed under each corresponding letter. An inspirational and moving poem dedicated to the Military child is also included.
Available at: www.trafford.com/05-1321 A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to charities that support Army families, including Operation Remembrance which provides keepsake boxes to the families of fallen soldiers.
   
"The Brat Chronicles" by Michael Ritter '73 Kaiserslautern
  The year is 1972 and Michael is starting his senior year at Kaiserslautern American High School. "The Brat Chronicles" reflects the experiences of Americans who fought the good fight, not on the field of battle, but in living rooms of military housing around the world.
www.thebratchronicles.com
   
"Forks in the Flowerpots" by Jojo Schroeder '85 Munich
  This first novel tells the story of what happens to a peaceful New England town when murders rock the idyllic life of the residents. Jojo Schroeder has a wit and a story-telling edge that's bound to appeal to fans of good, tight reads.
Available directly from Blue Mustang Press at: www.bluemustangpress.com
   
"The Absentee American ~ Repatriates’ Perspectives on America" by Carolyn D. Smith
  Explores the experiences, feelings, attitudes and opinions of Americans who lived overseas. Students from overseas schools were interviewed or questioned.
"Strangers at Home ~ Essays on the Effects of Living Overseas and Coming "Home" to a Strange Land" by Carolyn D. Smith
  Published by Aletheia Publications, 46 Bell Hollow Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579 www.members.aol.com/alethpub/ or (845)926-2873.
   
"Military Brats ~ Legacies of Childhood Inside the Fortress" by Mary Edwards Wertsch
  The most well known book written about being a Brat. Published in 1991 by Aletheia Publications. The intro was written by Pat Conroy....famous for his novel written about a Marine Corps pilot and his family and then made into a movie called "The Great Santini"!
   
   
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