The first nonfiction book by award-winning novelist Martin Roy Hill, WAR STORIES describes acts of great heroism and acts of pure blundering, intrepid leadership and self-serving vainglory, brilliant wartime technological developments and not so brilliant ideas. Some will awe the reader with their inspirational stories. Others will astound the reader by the military stupidity they reveal. Stories about: - The little navy that saved Texas independence. - America's first colonial war and why military leaders are re-examining it. - The stunning defeat that set America on the course to victory in WWII. - The man who inspired the creators of Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey. - Why Patton really lost the 7th Army. - How master deceivers helped win WWII. And more!