Not your Father's History books
When Bill Walraven retired from his daily job a a general columnist for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, he and his wife, Marjorie, decided to continue his writing career, specializing in humor and history. His humor was immediately successful in Real Texans Don't Drink Dr Pepper, which sold 35,000 copies. His history works are equally notable. While diligently researched, they are written not in dry, academic prose but in an informal language, clear and often amusing to the general reader. While his early works are out of print, his most impressive work may be The General Said Nuts, Tales of Wartime Horror, Heroism and Humor.