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Michael P. Kihntopf is a retired U.S. Air Force captain (23 years) and retired high school world history and special education teacher. He holds a B.A. in history from Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas. He is the author of Victory in the East, the Rise and Fall of the Imperial German Army (2000), Handcuffed to a Corpse, German Intervention in the Balkans, 1914-1917 (2002), The Scent of Roses in Winter (2010), A Day with the Old Folks, Verdun 1916 (2015), Wars Without End, Battles Without Winners, France to Petrograd March 1918-December 1920, and A Remote Army Post in the Desert, Petrograd to Shanghai Nov. 1919 – January 1922. He has written many articles about aspects of World War 1 which have been published in magazines such as Command, Relevance, Military History, Strategy and Tactics, and on line in militaryhistoryonline.com. He has written book reviews for the Military History Journal


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A Day With The Old Folks: Verdun, 1916
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SynopsisWhat is the face of combat like? A Day with the Old Folks shows what it was like to fight in the longest battle of World War 1: Verdun for just one 24 hour period. The Old Folks is a group of four German soldiers who have been together for nearly a year and have managed to survive longer than any squad in their company. The replacements that filled out their squad of eight have come and gone at an alarming rate yet these four have dodged death, wounds or capture. The rest of company is...

A Remote Army Post in the Desert, Petrograd to Shanghai, November 1919 to January 1922
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SynopsisThis book is an adventure/history tale about five characters bound up in the turbulent times following World War 1 and during the Russian Civil War. Emil Langemark is a disenfranchised German soldier who stayed behind as the Kaiser’s army withdrew from Russian territory in 1918 preferring to throw his lot in with the counterrevolutionary army of General Nikolai Iudenich rather than face unemployment and famine in the new Germany. Evan Buk is a former Russian prisoner of war who was...

Unexpected Twists: Berlin 1919 - Madrid 1936
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Synopsis A column of soldiers marched toward the battlefield on a November morning. Over the babble of unconnected conversations Grenadier Franz Ehrholt's voice sounded like a clarion. "You know," he started in his philosophy professor's monotone voice that he used to impress anyone who might be listening, "I'm not frightened of dying". He paused for effect. There were a few comments about whether or not dying would rid the platoon of Ehrholt's incessant silly thoughts. The criticism told him...

Victory in the East: The Rise and Fall of the Imperial German Army
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SynopsisLooks at how new concepts of management adopted by the German Army during the Great War contributed to the Central Powers' achievement on the Eastern Front between 1916 and 1918. It also explores the disunity caused by distrust and catastrophic shortages of armaments that the Entente and its allies suffered in this area.

Wars Without End, Battles Without Winners: France to Petrograd March 1918 - December 1920
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Synopsis If the Great War had not occurred during those fateful years of 1914-1918, four people from very different walks of life probably would have never crossed paths. An impoverished Silesian Junker, a biergaten server from Essen, and two laborers from Pomerania were thrown together amid the fields of slaughter in northern France in March 1918. From then on their lives seemed to be intertwined, meshed to cross in Silesia amid the German Civil War, in Latvia with the Freikorps, and then in...