Five Useful Resources to Learn About Prisoners of War
As news organizations continue to cover the conflict in Europe, prisoners of war (POWs) and their treatment are top-of-mind for many. A POW is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine captured during war. Each war imprisonment experience and method of conveyance is different, resulting in varying but consistently compelling stories. As interest in the POW experience grows, so does the need for reliable sources of information. We’ve put together a list of five resources that would help advance anyone’s journey to learn more about POWs:
Lita & Jean Featured on The Veterans Breakfast Club’s Scuttlebutt Podcast
August 31, 2022
The positive buzz continues for Master Wings’ latest release, Lita & Jean: Memoirs of Two Generations of Military Women. Lita Thomas and Jean Marie McNamara joined host Shaun Hall on the July 25th Scuttlebutt podcast to bring stories of their memoir to life and add additional color to the narrative they’ve shared in the pages of their book.
Master Wings Title Featured in Wright Design Webinar
July 29, 2022
The story of the Bach House and Chicago’s history are deeply intertwined. Now, this shared legacy is beautifully captured in Frank Lloyd Wright’s $10,000 Home - History, Design, & Restoration of the Bach House by Robert “Bob” Hartnett. He believes that architecture plays an important role in our communities, and that the Bach House is a central part of Rogers Park’s history.
Supplemental Reading for Lita & Jean: Memoirs of Two Generations of Military Women
June 30, 2022
When you’ve finished Master Wings’ latest release, Lita & Jean: Memoirs of Two Generations of Military Women, a title that reviewer Diana Coleman calls “an important, memorable read,” what comes next? With an abundance of books available, finding something as interesting and informative to read as Lita Tomas and Jean Marie McNamara’s memoir can be a bit overwhelming.
What Does “Master Wings” Mean?
May 31, 2022
Master Wings Publishing was founded in 2012 by Col. Jennifer Pritzker as an extension of her desire to protect and connect communities through history, which can be seen in her other business and philanthropic endeavors. Over the years, we have proudly published numerous titles from authors who have inspiring stories to share about overcoming obstacles. Aside from our books, we also take pride in the name of our brand, Master Wings Publishing.
Supporting Cast – New Photos from Lita & Jean
April 30, 2022
There are only so many images that can make the final edit of a book, and ultimately, for Lita & Jean, we chose to prioritize images of – surprise – Lita and Jean. But throughout their lives, the pair have been surrounded by an incredible cast of people who deserve the spotlight as well. The purpose of this blog post is to share the images and information of three of those individuals, along with photographs from Lita and Jean’s archives that they have not revealed before.
Book Club Questions for Lita & Jean: Memoirs of Two Generations of Military Women
March 29, 2022
Sarah Hinrichs reviews a lot of titles for Reedsy Discovery, but she underlines Master Wings’ new title, Lita & Jean: Memoirs of Two Generations of Military Women, as one of her few “all must read.” Hinrichs writes that the book is not only “frustrating and heartbreaking to read,” but also...
Author Interview: Lita Tomas and Jean Marie McNamara
February 11, 2022
Lucy Faulds, a NetGalley reviewer, lauds Master Wings’ newest release, Lita & Jean: Memoirs of Two Generations of Military Women by Lita Tomas and Jean Marie McNamara, as the “raw, heart-felt voices of two strong inspirational women.” Covering the entire span of their life, the authors of this memoir pull...
The Monroe Building: Supplemental Reading
June 9, 2021
It took six years to restore and rehabilitate the Monroe Building, a labor of exacting love that is covered in colorful detail in Master Wings’ early publication, The Monroe Building: A Chicago Masterpiece Rediscovered. “I can’t tell you how many tradesmen came up to me and thanked me for the...
Interview with Robert Hartnett, Author of Frank Lloyd Wright’s $10,000 Home
April 30, 2021
In a 1956 letter, sent forty-two years after her house was built, Anna Bach continued to extend architect Frank Lloyd Wright her “richest blessings” in gratitude for it. It was, she described, “not only a livable house but a loveable home.” And now, sixty-three years after...
“A Newfound Appreciation” – Heidi Ruehle Reviews The Monroe Building: A Chicago Masterpiece Rediscovered
March 10, 2021
Check out this new review of one of our first titles, The Monroe Building: A Chicago Masterpiece Rediscovered. Just like the building the book is about, this large coffee table volume continues to captivate and inspire long after its creation. The author of this review is Heidi Ruehle, who...