Patriots, Traitors and Empires: The Story of Korea’s Struggle for Freedom by Stephen Gowans

all the wars fought in the twentieth century, the one I was least familiar with was the Korean War. Odd, because my father-in-law served in Korea with Canadian Forces. With Baraka Books' 2018 release of Patriots, Traitors and Empires by Stephen Gowans came my opportunity to learn more about the history of Korea, how it … Continue reading Patriots, Traitors and Empires: The Story of Korea’s Struggle for Freedom by Stephen Gowans

The Endless Battle: The Fall of Hong Kong and Canadian POWs in Imperial Japan by Andy Flanagan

"At age twenty-five, James Andrew Flanagan began an adventure he believed might add a little excitement to his life.....his exciting journey quickly turned into a never-ending nightmare." So begins author Andy Flanagan in his introduction to a little told part of WWII: the Battle of Hong Kong that started just hours after the Japanese attacked … Continue reading The Endless Battle: The Fall of Hong Kong and Canadian POWs in Imperial Japan by Andy Flanagan