"History is Something to
    Look Forward to..."

                                       Michael Eckers

 

Writings

All of Michael's books are available directly from him.  Don't hesitate to contact him to arrange for a signed copy or simply order one through the Paypal links below.

michael.eckers@gmail.com

 

Colors in the Air




In December of 1941 the United States is engulfed in the carnage of the Second World War. Caught up in the whirlwind of what will be called America's Greatest Generation, two young adults desire to begin a life together. Will their love for each other, and for their country, be enough to survive the challenges of war?

Colors in the Air is another chapter in the story of the Weldon family. From the very beginnings of these United States to the enduring struggles of democracy today, generations of Americans have sacrificed their own dreams to defend others. Emerging from the worst economic decade in our history, how will the Class of 1941 fare...



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Wisconsin Iron


Fighting in the famed Iron Brigade, Henry McCollum was already a combat veteran before his 17th birthday. This novel is about his experiences fighting to preserve the Union against the Confederate forces. From First Bull Run to Gettysburg, the Iron Brigade fought in every major eastern engagement of the American Civil War. Henry was right in the middle of it all.




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The Boys of Wasioja

In May of 1861 men from Dodge County in Minnesota were enlisted to form Company C of the Second Volunteer Infantry.  Included in the group of 68 were a dozen students and three of their teachers from Northwestern Seminary in Wasioja.  This non-fiction book follows these men from enlistment through the end of the Civil War.  Several first person journals were used in putting together this narrative, including one by the regimental drummer boy.





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A video has been produced by Hennepin Technical College based on this book.  The video
was released in the Spring of 2012.  To order a copy click here.
  






"The author manages to pack a wonderful amount of history and information into a very readable
eighty-nine pages and seven appendixes.

The Boys of Wasioja is an excellent addition to any Civil War collection and is a great supplement
for students studying the Civil War and American History."

Lee Boyland
Military Writers Society of America






 

Losing Your Zip

 

 

A collection of humorous anecdotes from a Postal career spanning three decades.  Michael spent equal time as a Letter Carrier and as a Postmaster.  The short tales are from his day to day experiences on the streets and behind the counter of Post Offices in the Midwest and on the West Coast.




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Northern Colors



Northern Colors is a historical fiction story of young Isaiah Weldon who enlists in the Second Minnesota Infantry during the American Civil War. His adventures, and those of his family at home, are described accurately without graphic violence or profane language. Through narrative, letters and journals the reader gains general knowledge of the war and the events taking place in Minnesota from 1862 through 1865. Isaiah becomes a color bearer for his regiment and is wounded during the advance on Atlanta. Recovering from his wound with the help of a young woman he has met and brought home, he returns in time to accompany General Sherman on the March to the Sea and the Carolinas Campaign.




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