Silver Taps (Hardcover)
"Silver Taps" is the author's personal journey coming to grips with the loss of his father. It illuminates their relationship and describes what it is to be a hero in the context of love, friendship, and respect. It contains the memories, anecdotes, and musings of a son written down for his children and grandchildren, but will resonate with anyone who fondly remembers a parent whom they loved and who loved them in return. The book also explores the terrible effects of dementia and the dynamics of a family trying to understand and cope with Alzheimer's disease, their reaction and interaction following the death of a family member, and how faith gives hope to some and raises questions in others. The book's title pays homage to the traditions at Texas A&M University, the author's alma mater. The institution, the Corps of Cadets, and its time honored customs serve as the backdrop for the inspirational tribute to a man who served his country in three wars; World War II, Korea, and Vietnam while also caring for family. Whether the reader is looking for inspiration or entertainment, "Silver Taps" delivers.
Max Knight is a graduate of Texas A&M University (Class of '73), and a career Army Officer and Counterintelligence Specialist. He is currently retired and lives with his wife, Janet "Gray", in San Antonio, Texas. This is his first book; a personal memoir of his relationship with his father and a tribute to his alma mater.