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by Mark Bowlin


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Victory Road is the second book in the award-winning Texas Gun Club series. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Victory Road: A Texas Gun Club Novel as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

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Both The Texas Gun Club and Victory Road. I am looking anxiously forward to the fourth book The Texas Gun Club is author Mark Bowlin's award winning series about the Texans who fought and won World War Two. The Texas Gun Club updated. I am looking anxiously forward to the fourth book. If you are a Texan, you will be especially interested. The Texas Gun Club is author Mark Bowlin's award winning series about the Texans who fought and won World War Two. The Texas Gun Club updated their profile picture.

Both The Texas Gun Club and Victory Road are winners of the Military Writers Society of America's Gold . The Texas Gun Club series is the story of two cousins' journey from south Texas through the ravages of wartime Europe.

Both The Texas Gun Club and Victory Road are winners of the Military Writers Society of America's Gold Medal award. The Texas Gun Club series is the story of two cousins' journey from south Texas through the ravages of wartime Europe troduction to war and is set on the distant shores of southern Italy.

A Texas Gun Club Novel. For God and Country is the third book in the award-winning Texas Gun Club series. January 1944: The great Allied advance up the Italian peninsula has come to a halt before the formidable German Gustav Line at Monte Cassin o. For the American soldiers in the valley, there is nothing to do but wait as General Mark Clark prepares his plan to shatter the German defenses and continue Fifth Army’s march to Rome. Victory Road : The Texas Gun Club Series.

Can he use three legs as a tripod and hold a machine gun better? No idea.

Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Like good actors transforming a clichéd rom-com into something special, Mark Dunn takes a specific literary device and transforms what could be a gimmick into a great book. Anyone sitting next to me was annoyed by how much I kept laughing out loud. Can he use three legs as a tripod and hold a machine gun better? No idea.

The Texas Gun Club is author Mark Bowlin's award winning series about the Texans . Winner of the 2011 Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal Award for Historical Fiction.

The Texas Gun Club is author Mark Bowlin's award winning series about the Texans who fought and won World War Tw. Please send Mark a note and let him know how you would like your books signed! For example, "To Uncle Bob, Congratulations on your early release. Artwork for The Texas Gun Club by Keith Rocco for the National Guard Heritage Series. Fall, 1943: The Allied advance up the Italian peninsula has ground to a halt and the prospect of taking Rome before Christmas seems more distant than ever.

Retired naval officer. Author of the Texas Gun Club novels (award-winning WWII adventure series).

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Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant This book starts out with other offers from the author to get another free book by subscribing to her newsletter. Starts with Dani, a school teacher and it's the anniversary date of her husband's death.

Victory Road & The Texas Gun Club by Commander Mark Bowlin USN Both Books Signed.

Victory Road is the second book in the award-winning Texas Gun Club series. It's the fall of 1943: The Allied Advance up the Italian Peninsula has ground to a halt, and the prospect of taking Rome before Christmas seems more distant than ever. In their first action since Salerno, First Lieutenant Sam Taft and the soldiers of Able Company are sent to wrest a lonely stretch of road from the German defenders--the Italians call it Highway 6, but the boys of the Texas Gun Club know it as Victory Road. As Sam slugs it out in the valley, somewhere beyond the highway high up in the mountains, his cousin, Captain Perkin Berger struggles against harsh elements and murderous German intelligence agents in his quest to be the first American into San Pietro.

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Sharpbinder
Suggest you read The Texas Gun Club first, since many of the characters began in this book.

The Texas Gun Club series is about the invasion and conquest of Italy in WWII, and the first novel of the series is titled The Texas Gun Club. When the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas National Guard (know as "The Texas Army," and sometimes as "The Texas Gun Club") was federalized, it became part of the 5th Army commanded by LG Mark Clark.

The 36th was the first American unit to hit the beach at Salerno, Italy on 9 September 1943, and the Texas Gun Club is the story of the division's landing and the battle for Salerno as seen through the eyes two cousins, 1LT Sam Taft and Capt Perkins Berger.

I highly recommend first reading The Texas Gun Club, which won a gold medal from the Military Writers Society of America in 2010, and Victory Road has been nominated for an award in 2011.

Victory Road picks up the story, and is built around the battle for San Pietro. A brutal battle fought against battle hardened German troop dung in on a series of defensive lines south of Rome. The descriptions of battle will make you think you are there. Attacks and counter attacks in freezing rain and sleet as the unit fights its way through a narrow gap and attempts to advance north on Route 6, named Victory Road by the troops.

Intrigue, spies, tragedy, brotherhood, bravery, love, treachery, comradery, leadership and stupidity are characteristics displayed by various characters. Some of the unfinished story lines from the first book are completed, and at least one spills over into the next book.

A realistic look at the Italian campaign and the face of war. A great read and highly recommended.
Doomredeemer
Commander Mark Bowlin's second installment of his Texas Gun Club's book series, "Victory Road," continues to proudly showcase the Commander's detailed knowledge, insight, and the famed heroics of the "36th Infantry Division" during World War II. If the Commander's first book, "The Texas Gun Club," was memorable, "Victory Road" is absolutely stunning and further terrifying.
With my own research and writings about the 36th ID, and personally travelling down "Victory Road," which is Highway 6, being the main road between Naples and Rome, it brought back the humbling experience I had following in the footsteps of the 36th ID during my trip to Italy.
Further learning about the atrocities the German Army committed upon the people of Italy, and the damage the Nazis did to Naples, just about brought me to tears. As I stood in awe in the town square of San Pietro, in front of the re-built Saint Michael's Church, that was totally destroyed along with the rest of San Pietro during the 'Battle for San Pietro,' and Mount Samuccro looming large over the town, I was stunned, knowing about the epic battle that took place there back in December, 1943. I was further stunned with Commander Bowlin's shocking re-creation of those terrible times the 36th ID Soldiers encounterd during the battle and liberation of San Pietro. The 'horrors of war' could not be brought to life as exquisitly as Commander Bowlin has done with "Victory Road."
Commander Bowlin can eaisly be put at the top of the "A List" of great war writers such as Stephen Ambrose, Rick Atkinson, James D. Hornfischer, and Lee Carraway Smith.
I am looking forward to Commander Bowlin's next installment of his "Texas Gun Club" series. To read the Commander's continuing exploits of the 36th ID at the Rapido River Crossing, the Battle for Cassino, and the Road To Rome, will surely be time well spent.
Yggfyn
Victory Road is the second installment of the award-winning World War II Texas Gun Club Novel series. Author Bowlin continues the story of cousins Sam Taft and Perkin Berger of the 36th Division, Texas National Guard, as they push on to Rome after horrific fighting at "Bloody Salerno" and the liberation of Naples.
Action this time is centered around the heavily-fortified German "Winter Line" in and around San Pietro Infine. The geography of the area with its mountains and narrow valleys made it a strategic German defense point, but an Allied victory was crucial for the advance to Rome. Author Bowlin has seamlessly woven his characters into actual events of that ten day bloodbath.
To counterpoint the battle scenes, Bowlin adds a twist of espionage and dangerous liaisons that will impact the tight-knit Texans. I appreciate that Bowlin also includes true-to-history scenes of what the German occupation and subsequent fighting did to the remaining local population of San Pietro Infine. War is brutal for the combatant as well as the civilian caught up in it. These Texas soldiers are tough yet a poignant scene between Captain Berger and an injured German breathes a bit of humanity into that living hell.
I'm hooked on the boys in the Texas Gun Club and the history that they are reliving for us in this series. I await Bowlin's third installment which continues with the hard slog to ultimate victory in the Italian campaign.
Clodebd
Commander Mark Bowlin has done a wonderful job in writing this series. He captures the true spirit of the American soldier. Commander Bowlin has developed each character with subtle personality differences and this allows the reader to identify with several characters not just Sam and Perkin. The book is full of rich military and Texas history that any reader can appreciate. Several times I found myself unable to put the book down. Outstanding work Commander Bowlin. Looking forward to all his future work. Victory Road: A Texas Gun Club Novel
Reighbyra
I read the first book in CDR Bowlin's series and was hooked! I pre-ordered Victory Road and read it within 2 days of delivery. Victory Road built on the great characters and story line up in "The Texas Gun Club". I ordered copies of both for my dad and recommend the series to all my friends and co-workers. I can't wait for the 3rd installment. If you like military history; its a must read series.
Victory Road: A Texas Gun Club Novel download epub
Author: Mark Bowlin
ISBN: 1933651903
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: The P3 Press; First edition (October 15, 2010)
Pages: 270 pages