Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Salutes the Armed Forces

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Salutes the Armed Forces

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Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and the Coast Guard! The patriotic folks at the BRI have stormed the proverbial beaches of Normandy and beyond to bring you this salute to the greatest force for good on planet Earth! Make your way through the ranks and read about the history, triumphs, trials, and humor of those who serve. At nearly 500 pages, this is the book you want

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Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and the Coast Guard! The patriotic folks at the BRI have stormed the proverbial beaches of Normandy and beyond to bring you this salute to the greatest force for good on planet Earth! Make your way through the ranks and read about the history, triumphs, trials, and humor of those who serve. At nearly 500 pages, this is the book you want by your side while you wait it out in the fox hole. Read about . . .

The Semper Fi story
A history of the draft
The real Private Ryan
Dog tags then and now
Medal of Honor winners
M*A*S*H: the true story
The original Flying Tiger
Beetle Bailey and other cartoon soldiers
What it takes to be in the Special Forces
Can you see me now? The story of camouflage
And much, much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607106180
Publisher:
Portable Press
Publication date:
08/15/2012
Series:
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
504
Sales rank:
264,870
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a tight-knit group of loyal and skilled writers, researchers, and editors who have been working as a team for years. The BRI understands the habits of a very special market--Throne Sitters--and devotes itself to providing amazing facts and conversation pieces.

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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Salutes the Armed Forces 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
bookieLS More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my husband and he loves history. He said that he keeps learning new facts, likes the short stories, keeps his interest. He loves the book and wants to buy it for his brother who is also a history buff. Great gift book.
ColonelG More than 1 year ago
I gave this book to two individuals (along with a copy for myself) who have commented about how enjoyable yet interesting and thought-provoking this book. Their comments prompted me to buy a copy for myself!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great browsing book---basically military trivia, general knowledge. Fun.
Rob_Ballister More than 1 year ago
I don't know who Uncle John is, but he certainly pulled together some great writers and some wonderful pieces of military facts, fiction, and lore when he put this book together. Completely enjoyable from beginning to end, you will learn something in every sitting. Every service is mentioned repeatedly, and actions from the amazingly heroic to the ridiculously stupid are given equal time. Everything is simply written, easily formatted, and continuously refreshing and entertaining. From the somber (Arlington) to the comedic (Beetle Bailey, Bob Hope), every aspect of military life is covered, and in such a way that the reader is both educated and entertained. I especially liked the way the authors divide up large topics into easily manageable chapters appearing in different places in the book. That keeps the reader from getting too much of any one topic at one time, and keeps things moving. I also really enjoyed the little factoids at the bottom of each page, completely unrelated to the story. These were always short but very interesting; an added bonus on each page. Full of facts and fun, this is a must for any military member's bathroom, and will be heartily enjoyed by anyone who either served or just has a passing interest in the military.