MilSpeak Books

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MilSpeak Books is the nonprofit publishing division of MilSpeak Foundation. MB is dedicated to providing a venue for creative literary works written by military people. Your purchase of an MB title will go directly toward supporting MilSpeak Foundation programs.

MilSpeak Foundation, Inc., a 501c3 NPO, exists to raise awareness about creative works by military people to a more visible and influential position in American culture by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging creativity among military people. Through writing, creating art and performing, military people preserve the history of everyday military life, learn about stress management benefits of participating in the Arts, and increase civilian understanding about military life.


Forthcoming releases:

THE BLOOD RUNS
Vietnam Veteran Gentle Culpepper
Coming of age novel - from Watts to Vietnam

LETTERS OF WAR: To a Son at War
Lawrence C. La Croix
A Vietnam Veteran shares his correspondence with his son at war in Iraq.

DREAMS OF CYMBELINE
POETRY BY DAVID BEDWORTH
Illustrated by his sister, Pat

Plus, memoir by WWII Veterans, and more....

Where to find MilSpeak Books online

Website: http://www.milspeak.org
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Weapons of Cain
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,140. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
WEAPONS OF CAIN, a memory-vision of Vietnam, is the spellbinding story of Lieutenant Joseph Tompsen, whose tour of duty in Vietnam introduces him to street-wise villagers who become his family and to military cohorts who become his antagonists. As he faces life on death’s terms, one shattering moment will forever change his world and theirs in this tale of loss and redemption.
Brother Dionysus
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 90,160. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
In BROTHER DIONYSUS, veteran Sean Brendan-Brown explores military life and its aftermath through characters as strangely wrought as those peopling Sherwood Anderson’s fiction and as real as those portrayed in Raymond Barthes’ collection of cultural essays, Mythologies.
War Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 106,260. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
War Stories, 27 short stories written by veterans, touches upon every aspect of military life from hard-corps combat to making love after being blown up by a mortar. Illustrated by veteran Robert Wilson. Edited by Sally Drumm and Sally Shore.
How to Not Tell a War Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 63,960. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
HOW TO NOT TELL A WAR STORY is a collection of short stories about veterans who went to war but left without a war story to tell. Forty years after their experience, these veterans begin asking if there is something more to say about their military service. Among other things, they come to appreciate the lovers, friends, and family who helped them shape a new post-war identity.
A Common Bond II
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,740. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
This eloquent anthology, carefully stitched together by veteran Richard Epstein, contains poetry, prose, and songs written by 21 Memorial Day Writers' Project participants, and spans 1993 – 2011, a period in United States history that began in peacetime and has stretched into the longest war fought since Viet Nam. This sampling will make your heart bleed, but your soul will smile.
The Westering
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,130. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The 21 short stories crafted by Tom Sheehan in THE WESTERING tell of the pioneering of those who came from many countries, many customs, many cultures, and brought much of that mix with them to create the American West as we now know it. THE WESTERING has been nominated for the 2012 National Books Award in Fiction.
Mickey 6
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 141,700. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
This war novel's characters, torn between duty and personal ethos, tread deeply into the circumstances that force payment of an eternal price from the souls and minds of those who serve, and from those who lead, as they fight for their country. Themes as applicable to the 21st Century warrior as to warriors from all eras, MICKEY 6 chronicles the struggles of leadership in war.
Triptychs: A 'Nam Marine's Now and Then
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,090. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
Laugh, cry, and experience your own flashbulb moment of clarity as the story of a year in combat unfolds in this linked series of poems, photosculpture, and flash memoir.
Korean Echoes
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,310. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Korean Echoes draws the reader into piecing together a puzzle, each piece a small measure of the Korean War soldier's world, a world wholly embedded in the deepest design at the heart of human experience, embedded as if words were shrapnel.
Nightmare In Norway
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 98,980. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2011 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(4.00)
A momentary encounter with a Norwegian beauty sends Sandy Gilmartin, engineer and reluctant spy, on a journey from the groves of Orange County, California to the snowbanks of Norway. Will drifting into a life of espionage and romance lead Sandy to the secret of becoming the hero of his own life?
Last Hurrah for an Evil Empire
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 41,820. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2010 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(5.00)
As the sun begins to set on the Soviet Union, desperation slowly grips this once great empire's staunchest champions. This is the story of the courageous few who fight to hold off that final sunset, and of the American counter-intelligence operatives who bring the Cold War to end game. When a country calls, some give all....
The American Letters
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,650. Language: French. Published: March 29, 2010 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
The American Letters is a first-hand account of travels to a French village for an international convention of towns with the name “Beaufort.” Fresh lessons about customs and attitudes from hosts who know the true meaning of “hospitalité.” Completely bilingual text in English and French. Great resource for learners of either language.
Harry and Bo and Other Stories from a Rambling Mind
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,670. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Not since Breece D'JPancake has a writer the likes of Danny Johnson emerged from the South with all the glory and hell of life attached and intact in his fiction. Add a measure of Tim O'Brien's stylization of military life and you still have only a glimmer of the storytelling you'll love in the Harry and Bo collection.
Mayhem in Mazatlan
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,470. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.00)
Vicky Armstrong, 48-years old, is broke & living in a VW van in California after her husband leaves her for another woman. Vicky changes her life and seeks revenge. Her quest for justice takes her to Switzerland in this dramatic tale of murder, romance and international intrigue.
Averil, My Anchor
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 90,980. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2009 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Cross-continental challenges test Averil and Mark Holloway's 10-year marriage. As Mark's fascination with his first love leads to an affair, will Averil’s love endure Mark's tangled web of deceit? Will the answer matter if Averil’s terrorist ex-husband finds her?
MilSpeak: Warriors, Veterans, Family and Friends Writing the Military Experience
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 167,500. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2009 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
(5.00)
This collection of true stories is a great volume (for the living room or the class room) to get the conversation started about the wartime experience and military life. What are our troops and their families really enduring to answer the call to duty? Revisit the Korean War and Vietnam War on your way to the Gulf Wars as you learn about military life in the words of those who live it.


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