Kenneth S. Smith

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (5 of 6)
Location: Goleta, CA USA
In My Own Words:
I am a physicist living and working in Goleta, CA. I specialize in simulating electromagnetic effects with computers. I have read thousands of books and will read just about anything in print that is well written. I am especially fond Military History and Fiction, Science Fiction, and Fantasy. I was a SSgt. in the Air Force and served from 1965 to 1971. I run the website where I pos… Read more


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And a Hard Rain Fell: A Gi's True Story of the War&hellip by John Ketwig
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1.0 out of 5 stars More like "Woe is Me", June 28 2004
Save your money! The author was a draftee motor pool mechanic that accidentally got caught in a little action. Most of the book is a lot of whining about the Army and America. The author spent most of his time in Vietnam drinking, smoking dope, and pining over some Thai prostitute. When he got home, he burned his uniform. This book may interest Michael Moron (Moore) as the subject of his next documentary.
Shannon's Way by Charles E. Friend
Shannon's Way by Charles E. Friend
This is the second of three books in the Shannon Saga ("Shannon's Law" and "Shannon: U.S. Marshal" are #1 and #3). These books are first-rate westerns. Several years after cleaning up Whiskey Creek, Shannon is now happily married to Kathy Winters and has a young son. He has remained at Whiskey Creek as the Deputy Sheriff and things are downright peaceful. One evening, a stranger smashes his way into Shannon's home with vengeance on his mind. Kathy surprises the stranger before he can kill Shannon and Shannon kills him. Shannon knows something bad is about to happen but can't piece it together.
The next day, Bully Drago and his gang show up, kill Shannon's deputy,… Read more
Shannon: U.S. Marshal by Charles E. Friend
Shannon: U.S. Marshal by Charles E. Friend
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic shoot 'em up!, June 24 2004
It is several years since tragic events changed the life of Sheriff Clayton Shannon. Now, the mining town Whiskey Creek is becoming a ghost town since the mines played out and Shannon is ready to retire from the law and buy a small ranch. Before Shannon leaves, his ex-deputy and good friend Pedro Rodrigues approaches him with the prospect of a job. There is trouble in Los Santos, New Mexico Territory. The Alvarez family, long time friends of Pedro, need the help of and experienced lawman. A ruthless land grabber, calling himself King Kruger, has moved into the town with a gang of hired guns and is forcing ranchers to sell out at bargain prices. Those ranchers that refuse sell, meet with… Read more