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Finnegan Begins Again

Finnegan Begins Again

Lieutenant Colonel Finnegan has served in the army for twenty-four years. It’s been a remarkably unspectacular career. But now he’s transitioning out, and for once in his life, he faces a decision more important than regular vs. light beer. With no readily marketable skills, he has a series of misadventures and ends up in . . . the Army, with a big “A”—the unwieldy leviathan that recruits, trains, and supplies the little “a” army. And it’s not a great fit.


In Finnegan Begins Again, you’ll meet Mamzelle Reynard, the barbecue queen of the South and the owner of Tiger Corp, a new government contractor; COL Harvey, the Army’s innovative and risk-taking program manager; “Sad Sack” Sanders, the former Army Acquisition Corps contract specialist; and a memorable collection of military veterans that save the day on a different type of battlefield.

Pages: 260
Pub Date: 01-02-2024
Softcover: 18.95 979-8-88824-192-9
Hardcover: 25.95 979-8-88824-194-3


Brian Osterndorf (Colonel, US Army, Ret.) is a class of 1976 US Military Academy at West Point graduate. During his twenty-eight-year career, he served as a combat engineer officer in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 7th Infantry and in the 1st and 3rd Armored Divisions. He also built railroads in Brazil, was an assistant professor of mathematics at West Point, obtained two master’s degrees, commanded the Army Corps of Engineers in New England, and led the Corps response team in New York City following the 9/11 attacks. After retiring from the Army, he had a number of other jobs, retired again, and got bored. So he wrote a book.

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