Newly Discovered Wwi Journal Reveals Cherished Family Secrets In New History Book

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‘The Baker Boys’ tells of two brothers in combat

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When Russell Baker discovered the century-old World War I diary of his grandfather, Victor Baker, he thought to himself, “When most can be deleted with the push of a button, how much history will we leave for our own ancestors to remember us by?”

Clinton mhic Aonghais, a genealogy expert and friend of Russell Baker, helps Russell bring his grandfather’s diary to life in the new history book, “The Baker Boys” (published by Trafford Publishing).

“The Baker Boys” is the end result of Russell and Aonghais’ work piecing the diary together. It chronicles the unique experiences of Victor, as he narrowly survives many wartime encounters including German U-boats and more. It also unveils something Russell and his family was unaware of: his grandfather’s older brother, Malcolm, who gave his life during WWI.

Aonghais and Russell hope “The Baker Boys” will not only pay homage to Victor and Malcolm Baker, but also to everyone who fought in “the war to end all wars,” while reminding readers of the importance of history.

“This is a story not just of the war, but also of family misfortune, emigration and brotherly love,” mhic Aonghais says. “It’s a reminder to us all that our freedom has not come easily and that sacrifice should be remembered and respected.”

“The Baker Boys”
By Clinton mhic Aonghais
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 914 pages | ISBN 9781490739113
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 914 pages | ISBN 9781490739090
E-Book | 914 pages | ISBN 9781490739106
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Clinton mhic Aonghais researched, wrote and compiled “The Baker Boys” in remembrance of those who fell and were injured in WWI. As an author, he is 63 years of age with a love of the outdoors and military history’s little known facts. He currently lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Trafford Publishing is an Author Solutions, LLC supported self-publishing services provider and was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service” at its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self-publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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