Ten Cent Beer Night

This June 4th is the 50th anniversary of the biggest riot at a sporting event in North American history. It took place at a baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and the Texas Rangers in Cleveland. My book Ten-Cent Beer Night and the 1974 Baseball Season covers not only this event but other memorable events such as Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's home run record and Ron LeFlore, a convicted felon, making his major league baseball debut.

 

 


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Japanese Pilot Fujita

Nobuo Fujita was a rising star in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. His pilot skills and ideas impressed the naval high command, and they gave him a historic task--become the first person to bomb the United States mainland. The target was southern Oregon, one of the least defended parts of the United States West Coast, where the Japanese hoped to hit the Americans by surprise. This raid was intended to be retaliation for Doolittle's American raid on Tokyo in 1942.

Before bombing Oregon, Fujita was with the Japanese fleet during the Pearl Harbor operation and later witnessed Doolittle's raid on Tokyo. At the end of the war, he trained kamikaze pilots.

My book delves into the military career of Nobuo Fujita, with great detail of the bombing of Oregon, and Imperial Japan during World War II on both the war front and home front. It also describes the very unlikely story of how Japan and Brookings, Oregon, became forever linked to one another.

Fujita survived the war and was shockingly invited to Brookings, Oregon, in 1962, near the scene of his wartime bombing. This was intended to be a historic postwar meeting of reconciliation between the United States and Japan. However, many Americans in southern Oregon had not forgiven him and were strongly opposed to his visit. Some threatened violence against him and the Brookings Junior Chamber of Commerce for inviting Fujita. The Japanese government cautioned Fujita about the risk of traveling there. It would be his call what he would do.

In the postwar period, Nobuo Fujita was genuinely in favor of peace and reconciliation with the United States and particularly with the people of Brookings, Oregon. He thought he might be assaulted, arrested for war crimes, or face something even worse. Nevertheless, Fujita had not been afraid to die during the war, and he was not afraid now. He decided to go to Oregon to make peace and was even willing to die trying. As had been the case with him his whole life, failure was not an option.

My book about Nobuo Fujita, the Japanese World War II bombing of Oregon, and the postwar peace mission is coming soon. Stay tuned for updates.

 

The American civil war and the world

For the international aspects of the American Civil War and more, this book covers the scope of the conflict.

Amazon.com: The American Civil War and the World: The Role of Governments, Soldiers, Sailors, and Citizens eBook : Grimes, Daniel R.: Kindle Store 

The Hessians and the American Revolution describes the 
major battles that the Hessians participated in and their important role in the Revolutionary War.  
The Hessians and the American Revolution on Amazon Kindle. 
The Hessians and the American Revolution on Barnes and Noble NOOK. 
The Hessians and the American Revolution on Apple iTunes. 
The Hessians and the American Revolution on Kobo.

Another ebook by Daniel Grimes is Braddock's Defeat: George Washington and the French and Indian War.
Braddock’s Defeat is where George Washington learned
leadership. 

Braddock's Defeat on Amazon Kindle.
Braddock's Defeat on Barnes and Noble NOOK.
Braddock's Defeat on Apple iTunes.
Braddock's Defeat on Kobo.

The Irish Who Fought for Mexico: The San Patricio Battalion in the Mexican-American War
During the Mexican-American War (1846-48), hundreds of Irish and other immigrant soldiers who faced anti-Catholic sentiment in American society and in the military deserted the United States Army to fight on the Mexican side.  Known as the San Patricio Battalion, they fought in the important battles of Monterrey, Buena Vista, Cerro Gordo, and Churubusco. 

This book tells the whole story. The tactics, treachery, bravery, and brutality are all here.  Nothing is sugarcoated. This is not the kind of history you read in high school.

The Irish Who Fought for Mexico on Amazon Kindle. 
The Irish Who Fought for Mexico on NOOK. 
The Irish Who Fought for Mexico on iTunes. 

The Long Road to Revolution

The tea parties and the turmoil are all discussed.
The Long Road to Revolution on Amazon Kindle. 
The Long Road to Revolution on Barnes and Noble NOOK.
The Long Road to Revolution on iTunes.
The Long Road to Revolution on Kobo.
And available on all other e-reader book sales sites.

Ten-Cent Beer Night
Ten-Cent Beer Night tells the story of the wildest game in the history of Major League Baseball. 
This ebook also explains how the 1974 baseball season changed the game forever.

Ten-Cent Beer Night and the 1974 Baseball Season on Amazon Kindle.
Ten-Cent Beer Night and the 1974 Baseball Season on NOOK.
Ten-Cent Beer Night and the 1974 Baseball Season on Apple iTunes.
Ten-Cent Beer Night and the 1974 Baseball Season on Kobo.

The Packers, the Ice Bowl and the Memorable 1967 Season
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