The American Civil War WAS About Slavery: A Quick Handbook of Quotes to Reference When Debating Those Who Would Argue Otherwise by Cody C. Engdahl

Are you tired of having to argue with people who say the American Civil War WASN’T about slavery? Are you ever frustrated that they came prepared to argue, but you didn’t? This is a very brief, easily navigated handbook of actual quotes from the people who were directly involved in the conflict. Let the Confederacy speak for themselves. They were very clear about their motives. Don’t let the “lost cause” myth muddy our true and important history.

Author: Cody C. Engdahl

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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A MEMORY FOR MIRRY: THE SCATTERED SEEDS TALES FROM THE GREAT MELTING POT (The Scattered Seeds Tales from the “Great Melting Pot’ Book 3) by MAURA CLU GALLAGHER

“We are a country of immigrants and every family has a story to tell.” A MEMORY FOR MIRRY, a literary historical novel, is set on the Atlantic coast of America in the 20th Century. Thirty-three year old, Mirry McPherson has learned to accept her memory losses, apparently the result of an injury from an automobile accident in 1951 at nine-years old. However, in 1975, after years of having unexplained attacks, including fainting spells and blackouts, she is determined to find out what is making her so sick. Now pregnant with their second child, she and her lawyer husband, Gavin, and their two-year old daughter (Lizzie) return to the old lighthouse estate in the ‘Village of Bellevue at Hallowed Sound’, a port town on the Atlantic Ocean on the southeastern coast of America. Mirry has inherited the estate from her paternal great grandfather, Ivor MacIvor, a direct descendant of Bellevue’s ‘Founding Father’, Donovan Angus MacIvor, a Scottish builder of lighthouses. Despite the locals advising them that ‘Ivor’s ghost haunts the old place’ and that he had conspired with the Nazis during the war, they move forward with their plans to reconstruct the estate into a modern day ‘Bed and Breakfast’ Inn and Nautical Museum. Not long after arriving at the Lighthouse, Mirry becomes very ill, experiencing multiple unexplained blackouts and fainting spells. Gavin is worried but Mirry is adamant that she wants to continue with their plans to refurbish. She remembers promising Ivor “never to forget”, quoting the words of his Scottish family motto: “Numquam Obliviscar”. However, as hard as Mirry tries, she can’t remember what it was that Ivor had told her ‘not to forget’. The more she tries, the sicker she gets. As Gavin takes on his first case as the defense lawyer in a appeal trial of a man convicted of a murder in 1950, his investigations lead him back to Mirry, when she was eight years old and living with Ivor at the MacIvor Lighthouse Mansion.

The novel is appropriate for young adult and adult readers of all ages. It is the third stand-alone and non-sequential volume in the author’s collection of books launched in 2014 and titled, THE SCATTERED SEEDS, TALES FROM THE ‘GREAT MELTING POT’. These stories are American fictions set in history depicting the lives of the many immigrant families that have become a part of the ‘great melting pot’. The first volume, ANEW, and the second volume, DARBY’S ROAD are available in paper at createspace.com and Amazon.com or as Kindle at amazon.com. They are also ‘print-on-demand’ at your favorite bookstores in worldwide distributions and available at your favorite libraries upon request.
Maura Clu Gallagher is from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, U.S.A. A retired Art/Computer Teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, she is enjoying her senior years engaging in her ‘passion’, Writing. For more information about her and her work, please visit her personally designed website, “You like to read. I like to write. Together, we make a great pair.” www.clugallagher.com/
Maura continues continues to live in the Pittsburgh area and in her ‘home-away-from-home’, Ocean City Maryland, with her husband of forty years and her family, including eight grandchildren.

Author: MAURA CLU GALLAGHER

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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A Family’s Killer by Soul

Unable to forget the loss of his uncle, Ric is a young man incomplete. Desperate to know what led to his death, he finds himself now searching for answers. It brings him to the steps of Frank LaMore, his uncle’s partner and lifelong friend, who despite retired and well in age, can never forget the remarkable man. As he recounts a path of scandal and greed, that plagued his last few days on Earth, Ric soon discovers the saying is true: “some things are better just left unsaid”.

Author: Soul

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Welcome To Hollyweird Collection by Dennis Copelan

Dennis Copelan’s characters often escape the bounds of their apparently ordinary lives in this compelling collection set on the fringes of Hollywood. Welcome To Hollyweird offers twelve thought-provoking, humorous and poignant stories that delve deeply into the quirks of human nature, often with surprising results. Sometimes dark, sometimes hilarious but always sharply observed, these tales probe our fundamental desires to connect and understand the power of love.

Author: Dennis Copelan

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Broken Warrior Large Print (Spirit Animal Large Print Book 8) by Barbara Neville

“Shit. They’re f**king chasing me.”
Terrorized. Lost. Alone. Unarmed.
Will war veteran Annie Many Horses have to kill them all? Life was grand yesterday on the Bar None Ranch, then people started growing scales. Morphing. Dinosaurs. Her family & friends? Gone. Presumed eaten. It’s her or them.
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“I very much like seeing how the characters, the stories and the author have evolved since the first book and am looking forward (as always) to the next one. Quite unlike any horse- or space-operas I’ve read (and there have been many), this series may well be a new genre — or at least a significant sub-genre.”
***
Action. Adventure. Danger. Intrigue. Sex. Romance. Cussin’.
Our heroes, the MadDog Clan, are all war veterans. Tough, strong, armed and dangerous, ready for the unexpected. Usually. Sometimes the unexpected kicks you in the ass, and hangs you out to dry.
Annie, a veteran of the Dinosaur Wars on Triassic, has flashbacks to her teenage warrior years. An old nemesis revisits, causing trouble for Wolf and the rest of the clan. Life isn’t easy on the Rock.
Annie Talks To Horses tells us a tale fraught with humor, danger, intrigue and sexy men. Some of our heroes are rock walkers. They travel across space and time. They are also cowhands, and gun hands, walking the fine line between freedom and death.
You will laugh, love and sometimes shed a tear with our motley crew in this adventure series set in the cowboy future.
Explore a new universe. In 2616, the Cosmos has changed. Times got tough on Earth. In fact, they say it got blown to hell. Humanity exploded outward just in time.
What used to be countries and cities on Earth? The citizens of the most popular have moved out and pioneered their own planets. For gambling, try planet Vegas or its smaller sister world, Reno. For sexual adventures, try Fantasyland 3000. I heard a rumor that there is an Atlantic City out there, too, boardwalks and all.
Britannia is the seat of the Brit Empire, one side of the planet has the American colonies. The other New London.
Planet Switzerland is still neutral. Hollywood is a popular destination for tourists. And talk about popular. There is Trek for Trekkies, with the planets War, Trek, Who, Transformer, Terminator, Firefly, Brown Coat and more. They’re all in the same system, you just hop on the shuttle to jump from one to the next. Rumors of beaming up seem to be unsubstantiated.
Triassic and its sister worlds are for dinosaur lovers. There’s a whole slew more. Interplanetary flight is common.
Squanto, newly pioneered, has rich gold deposits for aspiring 49er’s.
There are also: Terrania, Terminus, Gearhead, Life, Heaven and hundreds more.
The superpowers of the Triumvirate are Yaquin, Chilt, and Taku. Vegger planets. No meat eating allowed.
Our intrepid heroes make their home on the planet Rock. A wilderness realm whose main industry is agriculture. Terminus and the Rock are country planets, out on the edge, where the farmers and ranchers try to ply their evil meat eating traditions out from under the thumb of the veggie governments.
The Triumvirate likes to keeps them rural and wilderness. Electronics, internal combustion, fusion, molecular, electronic and fission engines are not allowed.
Although this is a light heartened work of fiction designed primarily to entertain the reader, the twin themes of dedication to family and pride in heritage run strong throughout its pages.

Author: Barbara Neville

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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No Hope for Lost Souls by Amanda Smith

The world can be a scary place, and a dangerous one at that. A mother is suppose to love and protect her children, but for three young children; their story is a bit different. Take a look into the lives of three poor project stricken children. With no hope and nothing to look forward to, they are surely doomed.

Author: Amanda Smith

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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