Bob Warsaw is the treasurer for Kids & Kubs of St. Petersburg, a four-team softball league made up of players who are 75 or older. From 1947 through 1949, Warsaw played leftfield for the Red Hawks, a Northern League team based in North Dakota. Warsaw, 83, served as a B-29 tail gunner in World War II. He has lived in St. Petersburg for 23 years.
What is on your nightstand?
Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen. I haven't started it yet, but I'm looking forward to it because I'm an avid reader of World War II history. I'm also reading Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution by T.J. English. I think it's accurate, but, of course, I have no way of knowing for sure.
What books would you recommend on the subject of World War II?
But Not in Shame by John Toland and Long Day's Journey Into War by Stanley Weintraub. They both gave a good, true, concise look at World War II.
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