Growing up in Pennsylvania, author Mike Carmichael says, “I could be found at the library or out tearing up a back road somewhere.” That love of both books and cars is borne out in the pages of his debut book, Past The Hood Ornament: Life Through The Rearview Mirror. In the tradition of story tellers like Jean Shepherd, Carmichael shares tales fueled by small town life, enduring friendship, and a lifetime love of fast cars that are sure to warm the hearts of both car enthusiasts and readers of all ages who enjoy a nostalgic tale told well.
Mike Carmichael is the author of the car column, “A Glance Back,” which appears monthly in Smoke Signals Magazine. He lives in Baton Rouge, LA, where, he says, he’s “living the dream.”
16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945
The Battle of the Bulge
The German Army threw 450,000 troops, 1,500 tanks, 2,600 artillery pieces, 1,000 combat aircraft, and 1,600 anti-tank guns at Allied forces, in through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in eastern Belgium, northeast France, and Luxembourg, achieving total surprise against the overconfident and underprepared Allies. It proved to be the bloodiest single battle fought by the United State during World War 2.
Against such a staggering juggernaut, what possible effect could one soldier have?
If that soldier happens to be Sergeant Danny Bristol, and his Atomic Armored Vehicle 4000, the answer would be, a lot.
God help the Third Reich!
Mike Carmichael is like an old friend you want to hang out with and listen to his stories.
– 5-Star Amazon.com Customer Review
Also by Mike Carmichael
Past the Hood Ornament
life through the rearview mirror
Growing up in Pennsylvania, author Mike Carmichael could be found either at the library or “out tearing up a back road somewhere.” That love of both books and cars is borne out in the pages of his debut book, Past The Hood Ornament: Life Through The Rearview Mirror.
You’ve Got It, Baby!
a Love Comes to Winston novel
Michael is one of America’s most eligible bachelors. Mackenzie is a feisty, redheaded, single mother. Their attraction is undeniable, but Mackenzie has already suffered one devastating heartbreak. Can she open her heart to love once more?