New York Times Bestselling Author
Scott McGaugh

Don't tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken glass."
--Anton Chekhov

Coming In February 2023!

The Brotherhood of the Flying Coffin is the untold story of WWII's glider pilots who volunteered to land troops and artillery behind the enemy lines in fabric-covered "flying box kites." With no engines, no guns, and no second chances on one-way missions.

Upon landing, they always were surrounded by the enemy and on some missions flew in ahead of the paratroopers. A remarkable story of largely anonymous heroes who volunteered from family farms, towns the size of a single cafe, and cities to fly an aircraft not yet invented at the start of the war.
A new, compelling story of the Greatest Generation.

"Well-researched and riveting, Honor Before Glory is a stirring tale of how Japanese American soldiers disregarded hatred, distrust, and overt racism to serve the nation with courage, dignity, and distinction. A page-turner with both the  depth and emotional punch."
—Stephen Harding, New York Times Bestselling Author  

"Scott McGaugh has written a fantastic book on the history of the American medical system . . . You can't help coming away stunned at the achievements of the frontline military corpsmen and medical teams, and this book is a much deserved homage to their service."
           —David A. Galli
Civil War News

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"As medical director of the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War, Jonathan Letterman made important innovations in the battlefield evacuation and treatment of wounded men that changed the history of military medicine.  With sensitivity and insight, Scott McGaugh presents the story of this fascinating figure and his legacy, which has saved uncounted thousands of lives of soldiers wounded in many wars."
                                                         —James M. McPherson
        Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry For Freedom

USS Midway: America’s Shield carries the reader along from one great event of the latter twentieth century to another. An odyssey fueled by remarkable young men from every corner of America. An inspiration to us all!”

—Lou Reda, documentary filmmaker

History Channel

A pictorial essay of San Diego's remarkable transformation from a backwater town where Wyatt Earp once ran four local bars and saloons and where the train from Los Angeles backed into town into today's "Navy Town, USA."  Home to the largest Navy presence in the world, several worldwide Navy commands, the original home of the real TOPGUN, and more than 240,000 veterans, this series of rarely seen photographs and commentary reveals how San Diegans made it all possible.
Other books by Scott McGaugh

Midway Magic (The first book about the USS Midway aircraft carrier.)
The Life & Times of Owen Wister (biography)
From Mothballs to Magic (The USS Midway Museum story.)
Several private commissions