With gratitude to my readers, I am celebrating 20 years of researching, writing, and illustrating Flashbacks and hope to continue creating this feature for many more years.
Patrick M. Reynolds

The original art of each Flashbacks story is for sale, as well as signed prints ideal for framing.
For prices, and to see what an original looks like,

Part 1


 American Vintage The Rise of American Wine by Paul Lukacs
Here is a full history from the 17th century experiments to the fall of wine during the dark days of Prohibition through its remarkably rapid upswing in recent decades. This story is replete with quirky heroes and visionaries who changed the course of wine history: from Nicholas Longsworth, a diminutive 19th century real estate tycoon, to the Mondavis and Gallos, the powerful first families of American wine in the modern era.
5½" x 8½" 386 pages, index, photos, paperbound
#520 American Vintage $16.95
   We recommend the following book because John Adlum, the man featured in this sequence on the vinyard in Washington, DC had served in the War of 1812. Although Adlum is not mentioned in the book, it's a quick way to learn about what transpired 200 years ago.

 The Rockets Red Glare by Donald R. Hickey & Connie D. Clark
A foremost expert and author of several books on the War of 1812, Professor Donald R. Hickey has teamed up with Ms. Clark to produce this exciting and fast- moving depiction of America's second war against Great Britain. It starts with the political wrangling and riots in Baltimore that led up to the fighting, then recounts the battles and campaigns, from William Hull's ignominious surrender at Detroit, Oliver Perry's surprising victory on Lake Erie, the death of Shawnee leader Tecumseh which made General William Henry Harrison nationally famous, the night-long attack on Fort McHenry which spawned the book's title and our national anthem, to Andrew Jackson's, to Andrew Jackson's stunning victory at New Orleans.
9" x 10" 234 pages, index, illustrated, hardbound
#521 Rockets Red Glare $39.95
   This book has some information about the Army that is hard to find in any Army history tome, specifically The Provisional Army and the Eventual Army. The main character in the Wine Sequence, John Adlum, was an officer in the Provisional Army which will be featured in an upcoming sequence.

 The United States Infantry - An Illustrated History 1775 - 1918
by Gregory J. W. Urwin; Illustrated by Darby Erd
The title is a bit deceiving. Actually, the American army began when the English set up their colony in Jamestown, Virginia in 1607 and set up a militia to fight the Indians. It became more organized in 1758 with the onset of the French and Indian War. Congress officially established the U.S. Army in 1775, placing George Washington in overall command. This brief, lively narrative not only covers the strategy and tactics of the Army, but delves into the politics and congressional involvement in its development. More than 30 detailed, full-color illustrations show the uniforms, weapons, and accessories. Also includes maps and 100+ pictures.
7" x 10" 176 pages, index, illustrated, paperbound
#522 U.S. Infantry $16.95

Flashbacks Volume One
  A Cartoon of the District of Columbia
Patrick M. Reynolds
brings history to life with a sense of humor. His exciting drawings put you on the scene with the conflicts, madness, plus the wheeling and dealing that resulted in the location and construction of the U.S. capital city, despite all the bickering, petty jealousies, and down-right stupidity. This volume is almost out of print, hence the higher price.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index,
ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F1 Cartoon History of DC $25.00 Order Flashbacks Vol. One
   Flashbacks Volume Two
DC Neighborhoods
Flashbacks Vol. Two Artist-writer Patrick M. Reynolds takes you to the Washington that tourists seldom see The U.S. capital expanded with the growth of public transportation into such areas as Shepard Park, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, Kalorama, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Capital Hill, LeDroit Park, Tenleytown, Brookland, and others. Stories in this book go back to the explorations of Capt. John Smith in the 1600s and the Indian Wars of early Virginia, continuing into the 20th century with the introduction of the cherry trees to Washington and the end of segregation in public schools.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index, paperbound ISBN 0-932514-33-2
#F2 Cartoon History of DC $14.95

Previous weeks' stories and references:
Animals...Atomic Bomb....Arlington National Cemetery...Aviation History....Bernard Baruch...Black History....Black Basketball in Washington...Black Labor Unions...National Archives...Children...Constitution-How & Why we got it...Civil War... Cyrus McCormick and his Reaper...Autocamping...American Presidency...Auto Racing...Baseball History...the Bible & the Presidency...Blizzard of 1888...Bubble Houses...Chinese...Combat Artists...The CCCs Civilian Conservation Corps...Declaration of Independence...DC Neighborhoods...The Ghost Army of WWII... Artists in War The Limb Maker...Duke Ellington...Ferries Across the Chessie .. Food History,,, HOLIDAYS...German Americans...Italian Americans...The Italian Crisis...
Ninian Beall Sequence.....UFOs Over Washington... Culpeper of Virginia...The Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918...Indians of the Eastern Shore of MD & VA... Pirates on the Chesapeake...Chesapeake Beach...Quiltmaking...Chesapeake Bay Stories...Ghost stories... Maryland History...Movie History ...Music History...Naval History (Seebees, Armed Guard, etc)...Rock & Roll History...Hoover Airport....Robert Smalls....Slavery...Swampoodle...Sports...Tennis...Origins of Words & Phrases...Inventions...Railroads...Treaty of Paris...Virginia History...Washington, DC History...Nazis in America...Wilkes Expedition...Stamps...Women...Girl Scouts...V-Mail...Word Origins...Saint Brendan

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