From seventeen-year-old, American Legion Scholastic Award recipient Curtis Stratton comes his debut novel. In Kingsfire, a special operations task force hunts an international terrorist and unravels a global plot.

Conquering Heroes

This is a story about a young sailor assigned to covert operations during the Vietnam War. It is an easy read with lots of action and has a great deal of historical significance.

Route 9 Problem: The Battle for Lang Vei

A masterpiece! The hair-raising account of the renowned fight will leave you feeling you were there. When enemy tanks breach the perimeter wire at the start of the battle, you’ll break out in a sweat. Route 9 Problem—The Battle for Lang Vei is a must-read for every Viet Nam veteran and for anyone else who needs a good dose of patriotism. — Gary Linderer, US Army Ranger Hall of Fame Author of The Eyes of the Eagle and Others on Vietnam

West Point History of World War II, Vol. 2

The definitive, must-have military history of World War II—spanning 1942 until the end of the war—packed with the same expert analysis, exclusive tactical maps, unique graphics, and historical images used by The United States Military Academy at West Point to teach the art of war to its own cadets.

Vietnam Doc

Vietnam Doc offers keen insight into the intensity of the life of a physician during the war and of the wounded soldiers he, and other medical personnel, worked so hard to save. Poignant, reflective, and often gut wrenching. Dr. Petty narrates his personal reflections on how these events affected his life and those of others.

I've Narrated: "New Georgia: the Second Battle for the Solomons"

Audio book version ( for sale, of: "New Georgia: the Second Battle for the Solomons," by Ronnie Day (2016: Indiana University Press), narrated by me, Paul Bloede.

What Have We Done

From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st-century wars

The DevilDragon Pilot

A Ford Stevens Military-Aviation Thriller…coming in December 2016! Concealed deep within China’s inland borders is one of the most secretive airplanes ever flown, known as DevilDragon. She’s sleek, unbelievably fast, and mysterious—her test pilots have one mission in mind: make her test flights successful for operational use as soon as possible. Or sooner. But when strange transmissions of pilots are recorded without an aircraft appearing on radar, and bizarre cell phone signals are detected at towers hundreds of miles apart, the intelligence community team is set in motion, and U.S. Air Force Reserve pilot Ford Stevens is asked to take on the most dangerous assignment of his life.

Spirit Mission

An Army Lieutenant Colonel's final mission through ISIS territory in a stolen Chinook helicopter will end in capture, court martial, or worse, but he has to save the mentor who taught him about honor and sacrifice over twenty years ago at West Point.

Rough Waters: The Life of a Naval Intelligence Officer

Michael grew up in a small town but always had his eye on something big. He wasn't sure what to do with his life until he joined the Navy and found his place in the world. It wasn't always easy. Being the newbie came with its downsides, but Michael was smart and learned fast and soon made his way up the ranks. Professionally, he falls in with Navy intelligence. He infiltrates China for secret information. He leads a successful mission to Vietnam and uncovers fraud within the officer ranks. He blocks missions and exposes black market thieving of government property. Still, Michael's life is not all work and no play. In his personal life Michael struggles for years before finding true love. He travels extensively through Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. He lives a life of passion and excitement but always remembers the small town boy he once was. Michael is a man we all can relate to with dreams and the passion to follow them, even into the path of danger.