Entertainer Jack Swersie, author of the Amazon.com eBook Opening Act, recounts his first foray into the world of local politics in his newest book, A First Class Township. As part of a grassroots group, Swersie documents the efforts of twenty residents of Pocono Township in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, unhappy with their local governance, as they challenged the local political and financial power elite. With focused leadership and against strong odds, this unlikely band of average, everyday folk managed to bring a brighter future to their community. It is Swersies hope that his historic documentation will serve not only as a blueprint, but as an inspiration for others looking to change their local governance for the better. It is truly amazing what the people can accomplish when they allow their voices to be heard.
In the early 90s, Somalia was a country in chaos. As civil war raged, warlords carved out their own territories, enforcing their will through militia gangs, while famine compounded the situation. As a joint US–UN mission struggled to maintain order, the warlords began to unite behind Mohamed Farrah Aidid, who was to proclaim himself President of Somalia and embark upon a campaign to force the peacekeepers out of the country. Operations against Aidid and his strongholds intensified, culminating in the famous Operation Gothic Serpent, and the rescue mission to save a downed Black Hawk helicopter carried out by US Rangers and Delta Force operatives. Day of the Rangers, the latest companion for Force on Force, provides wargamers with all the background, orders of battle, and scenarios they need to immerse themselves in the epic battle for Mogadishu.