The sea water is the wonderful part. It is warm, 80 degrees, limpid, clear and incredibly blue. Each degree of sunlight gives it another shade of blue and it is so clear one can see bottom plainly at 60 ft. depth. And full of fish of all colors and shapes.
Harry to Katherine, Wake Island, January 10, 1941

Building for War

The Epic Saga of the Civilian Contractors and Marines of Wake Island in World War II
By Bonita Gilbert

Published by:
Casemate Publishers

Available from: Amazon
and Barnes & Noble

Building for War

Building for War: The Epic Saga of the Civilian...

Where is Wake Island?

Where’s Wake? You can see it near center top of...

Coincidence . . . or not

A few weeks ago I received a link to a story...

More About Bonnie Gilbert

History opens new doors all the time if you go knocking. I chose history as my academic focus years ago, have an MA in history, and teach college history courses, so I have been knocking on those doors a long time.

My M.O. is: open your eyes and mind to the past, recognize new perspectives in history, and reconsider the present in new light. History does matter.

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Recent Blog Posts

January 11, 2016 |

Coincidence . . . or not

A few weeks ago I received a link to a story about a midair collision of fighter jets over the Pacific, about 250...

December 8, 2015 |

Perpetual Threat

Yesterday the nation observed the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor: December 7, a date that has lived in...

November 10, 2015 |

Ready, Aim, Fire

Wake Island was the center of action last week when it anchored a test of the U.S. military’s multi-layered,...

October 20, 2015 |

One Got Away

Recently Doug Miller, webmaster at the excellent Pan Am Historical Foundation website, shared a very interesting...

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