Welcome to the website for author Paul Sailer's books: I Had a Comrade: Stories about the bravery, comradeship, and commitment of individual participants in the Second World War and The Oranges are Sweet: Major Don M. Beerbower and the 353rd Fighter Squadron - November 1942 to August 1944.
* * * Loden Books is excited to announce the publication of the new 2019 edition of The Oranges are Sweet. See: The Oranges are Sweet tab for more information. Also, join Paul Sailer at the Wings of the North Air Expo at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, MN, on July 13 and 14 to discuss The Oranges are Sweet and Major Don Beerbower's participation in General Patton's Third Army breakout from Normandy and the dash across France in the summer of 1944.***
Congratulations to the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, for selling more copies of our books in 2018 than any other museum or bookstore. Second place honors go to the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio.
When you order I Had a Comrade and/or The Oranges are Sweet from us the books will come double-wrapped, autographed and mailed at no cost to you. History is not dull when it contains engaging, in-depth, true stories about the fascinating young people of the war years. Certainly there is something we can learn from them. Order today!
We think you will appreciate the quality workmanship and materials that have gone into I Had a Comrade and The Oranges are Sweet.
I Had a Comrade and The Oranges are Sweet
by Paul M. Sailer
Chairman Tom Schellinger, a retired Northwest Orient Airlines captain, said of Sailer’s book about Minnesota’s highest scoring fighter pilot in World War II, “The Oranges are Sweet is a wonderful reliving of the life of Major Don M. Beerbower. . . . It goes far beyond the combat aspect of the war and delves into the human aspect of just what goes into making a true patriot.”
Paul Sailer named 2012 Writer of the Year by the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame