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NOT FOR GOD AND COUNTRY is a true and definitive war story written by a decorated Marine who survived some of the harshest combat of the long, cruel Vietnam War. Learn why young Americans were sent to fight and die in a distant land because of decisions made before most of them were born. Experience the daily physical and emotional battles faced as an unlikely mix of young Marines are turned into battle-hardened brothers and heroes in the unforgiving reality of nontraditional insurgent warfare. The only friend these soldiers had was the nineteen-year-old next to them in the monsoon-soaked jungle 10,000 miles away from a forgotten home. They hated the war, and yet it became the focal point of their lives, forever changing them for better or worse. Back on American soil, they found no welcoming or appreciative country or the peace they so badly wanted. The bullets might have quit flying, but new struggles—PTSD, lingering wounds, social abandonment, and the effects of Agent Orange—took their place.

William M. Murphy is the author of six touring guides of the American Great Lakes region and a nonfiction history book about several American female adventurists. He has published in several magazines, including Michigan History, Rider Magazine, and articles in environmental and law enforcement journals, and has spoken at many libraries, schools, and other venues regarding his books and the realm of environmental law. He appeared as a panel member on the Lansing Historical Society’s exhibition and display of Vietnam War artifacts, and on the Michigan State University public TV station’s seminar regarding the Vietnam War.



Published: Feb 23rd, 2021 Pages: 275 Price: $18.95

NOT FOR GOD AND COUNTRY is a true and definitive war story written by a decorated Marine who survived some of the harshest combat of the long, cruel Vietnam War. Learn why young Americans were sent to fight and die in a distant land because of decisions made before most of them were born. Experience the daily physical and emotional battles faced as an unlikely mix of young Marines are turned into battle-hardened brothers and heroes in the unforgiving reality of nontraditional insurgent warfare. The only friend these soldiers had was the nineteen-year-old next to them in the monsoon-soaked jungle 10,000 miles away from a forgotten home. They hated the war, and yet it became the focal point of their lives, forever changing them for better or worse. Back on American soil, they found no welcoming or appreciative country or the peace they so badly wanted. The bullets might have quit flying, but new struggles—PTSD, lingering wounds, social abandonment, and the effects of Agent Orange—took their place.

William M. Murphy is the author of six touring guides of the American Great Lakes region and a nonfiction history book about several American female adventurists. He has published in several magazines, including Michigan History, Rider Magazine, and articles in environmental and law enforcement journals, and has spoken at many libraries, schools, and other venues regarding his books and the realm of environmental law. He appeared as a panel member on the Lansing Historical Society’s exhibition and display of Vietnam War artifacts, and on the Michigan State University public TV station’s seminar regarding the Vietnam War.

Published: Feb 17th, 2021 Pages: 275 Price: $26.95

Ride Michigan is a guide to backroads motorcycling in the beautiful state of Michigan. Thirty-four detailed excursions for two-wheeled explorers are detailed, ranging from enjoyable day outings to multi-day trips. The common factors throughout the book include scenic and enjoyable pavement seemingly custom-made for motorcycles and great destinations that highlight Michigan's natural and cultural history. Additional chapters delve into motorcycling philosophy, safe riding, and desirable destinations to perhaps plan your own trips around.

The book is divided into four geographic categories, The North Woods, Southern Farmlands, Lakeshores, and the four adjacent Great Lakes. It is by far the most comprehensive book about motorcycle touring in Michigan that exists.

Published: Mar 1st, 2015 Pages: 238 Price: $18.95

From the Ohio River on the south, the mighty Mississippi River to the west, and majestic Lake Superior marking the northern boundary, America's Heartland is a land of beauty and marvelous destinations unsurpassed anywhere. Add in scenic lightly traveled byways that course the countryside and the perfect motorcycling paradise has been defined. Such is the two-wheeling opportunities in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Ride America's Heartland details 6 to 8 of the best rides in each of these states, plus detailed tours around the four adjacent Great Lakes. There is no other book like it.

Published: Jul 1st, 2019 Pages: 287 Price: $18.95

In the fascinating decade of discovery and exploration that was the 1910s, several daring American women pursued their dreams of travel and adventure, despite daunting hardships and social roadblocks. This book details the 1915 and 1916 cross-country motorcycling adventures of four of these women; Adeline and Augusta VanBuren, and Effie & Avis Hotchkiss. In less detail it also delves into the lives of several other young women of the same era as they pursued their own dreams of adventure in cars and planes.

Read the entire factual stories of these marvelous women. No embellishment of their achievements is necessary. The facts of what they did stand for themselves and tell the story of courage, adventure and a contagious can-do attitude. A century later these women stand as wonderful role models for a new generation of young women as they carve their own journeys and adventures through life.

Published: Apr 1st, 2012 Pages: 207 Price: $15.00

In the book's introduction the question is asked: What can Ohio contribute to a discriminating motorcyclist?  The answer is "A Lot!" Everything a motorcyclist dreams of is here. Check it out on Ohio's plentiful two-lane back roads.

Published: Jun 1st, 2006 Pages: 278 Price: $15.00

Twenty-seven mapped routes through the best that Michigan has to offer. Ideal for all travelers, from motorcyclists to RV drivers.

Published: Jun 30th, 2010 Pages: 262 Price: $15.00

Wisconsin motorcyclists are indeed fortunate to live in a state that offers such scenic beauty, great destinations, and fabulous scenic blacktop to link it all together. MCXWI details nineteen backroads adventures, from fun day outings to multi-day excursions, taking in all of Wisconsin's charms. The book is based on the two-wheeled concept that it is the road, not simple destinations or goals, that entices the rider. A great motorcycling road is one with heart, soul and spirit. It twists and turns, climbs and dips, and excites the soul rather than deaden the senses like so many modern efficient highways do. And Wisconsin has thousands of miles of these fabulous roads connecting hundreds of sites of fascinating cultural and natural history to explore.

Whether you're a Badger State native or a visitor keen on enjoying its motorcycling charms, this book will open the door and offer a pass to the best of Wisconsin.

Published: Sep 1st, 2009 Pages: 260 Price: $15.00

Like other states in the American Midwest, Indiana offers great motorcycle touring opportunities. Don't be fooled by the scenes along the state's major expressway routes. Get off the main roads onto scenic back roads in bucolic countryside that'll have you saying "wow"!

Published: Apr 1st, 2008 Pages: 222 Price: $15.00