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How these websites work

My websites are text-based. I am, after all, a writer! Anyhow, I started putting these pages online in 1992, before there was any software to gussy up the internet. After all these years, I still don't see the point of the jumpy graphics and clashing colors I see in so much of my browsing.

A "vertical" navigation bar at the top of most pages tells you how you drilled down to the present page and how to climb back up. A "horizontal" one at the bottom of the page lets you move sideways through the site, or move to a related site. Click here for a site map.

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I compose these pages on WordStar, a DOS program designed for ten-finger typists (yes, we use our thumbs) and faster than any modern word processor or web-authoring software. The downside is that I don't have software validating the code as I go along. This has caused problems with some web browsers.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you found it useful or entertaining or better yet both -- Dan Ford. (Oh, and the photo is by Alyssa Duncan.)


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The basic biography:

Adapted from Who's Who in America, 2015:

FORD, DANIEL. Writer. Son of Patrick and Anne Ford. Married; one daughter. Education: B.A. (political science) University of New Hampshire 1954; graduate study (modern European history) University of Manchester, 1954-55; M.A. (War in the Modern World) King's College, London, 2010. Military: enlisted service, U.S. Army at Fort Dix, Fort Bragg, and Orleans, France, 1956-57. Career: reporter, Overseas Weekly, Frankfurt, Germany, 1958; free-lance writer based in Durham, N.H., 1959 to present; correspondent, The Nation, South Vietnam, 1964; publisher of The Warbird's Forum and other websites, 1992 to present; contributor to Skiing, Air & Space / Smithsonian, Wall Street Journal, Michigan War Studies Review, and other publications. Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, 1954; Fulbright Fellow, 1954-55; Stern Foundation Magazine Writers Award, 1964; Verville Fellow, National Air & Space Museum, 1989-90; award of excellence, Aviation-Space Writers Association, 1992; resident scholar, University of New Hampshire, 1996 to present.

The books

Michael's War: A Story of the Irish Republican Army
Poland's Daughter: How I Met Basia, Hitchhiked to Italy, and Learned About Love, War, and Exile
The High Country Illuminator: A Tale of Light and Darkness and the Ski Bums of Avalon
Remains: A Story of the Flying Tigers
Glen Edwards: The Diary of a Bomber Pilot
Editor: When I Am Going: Growing Up in Ireland and Coming to America, 1901-1927 (Anne Crowley Ford)
Incident at Muc Wa: A Story of the Vietnam War
Editor: The Lady and the Tigers: Remembering the Flying Tigers of World War II (Olga Greenlaw)
The Only War We've Got: Early Days in South Vietnam
The Country Northward: A Hiker's Journal
A Vision So Noble: John Boyd, the OODA Loop, and America's War on Terror
Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers, 1941-1942
Now Comes Theodora: A College Novel

Most of these titles are available as e-books for the Amazon Kindle and other e-readers, as are several of my monographs, magazine articles, and internet essays.

Contact me

You can write me at Warbird Books, 433 Bay Road, Durham NH 03824, USA, or send me an email at this address:

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The same contact information works for my doppelgänger, Stephen Fall. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford

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Posted May 2015. Websites ©1997-2015 Daniel Ford; all rights reserved.