Baptism of Fire: Sgt. Smith in the North African Campaign

This first volume in the Sgt. Smith WWII trilogy follows a squad of First Infantry Division soldiers to the Tunisian desert of North Africa in their first experience of war. As members of the "Big Red One," the most famous division in the American army, they do battle with Rommel's Africa Corps, as well as the 10th and 21st Panzer Divisions. Based on fact and stories my father told me. More

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About Michael Winston

Army brat. Served in US Navy as Radarman aboard U.S.S. Cromwell (DE-1014) from 1967-71. BA in Anthropology from Ithaca College; MSW from Syracuse University. Worked in VA clinic and then in U.S. Army psychiatric clinic in Germany for Dept. of Defense. Sailed boats in Caribbean and Mediterranean.
Historical fiction novels include the Jonathan Kinkaid nautical fiction series that follows an American naval officer during the Revolutionary War; the epic adventure "Sunset of the Iroquois," about Washington's invasion of the Indian lands of New York State in 1779; and the Sgt. Smith World War II trilogy that follows a squad of 1st Infantry Division soldiers to North Africa, Sicily, and then Europe, based on documented history as well as stories my father told me.
Also an artist; paintings and cover art can be seen at

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