On The Camino Real

Author: Stephen L. Turner
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 1611390869
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Aaron Turner was a third generation American. His grandfather, Thomas Turner, first appearing in OUT OF THE WILDERNESS, had come from Ireland to settle in South Carolina. In this second installment in the Western Quest Series, Aaron hears the call of the West, like many Americans of the period. Each time Aaron travels to Vera Cruz, New Orleans or Natchitoches on trading ventures, he hears more and more about Texas. Finally, seduced by the lure of the unknown, he leads an expedition down the Camino Real through the heart of Texas. He encounters a land of abundant resources and tremendous potential, but also great danger. Although his party had to battle Karankawa and Comanche Indians, he falls under the spell of Texas. Aaron finds his “promised land” where the Camino Real crosses the Navasota River, on the edge of what would become Austin’s Colony. Can he turn his dreams into reality? There will be many miles to travel, many tears and much blood to shed before he will know the answer. This second in the Series takes Aaron from a participant at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 through the turmoil of Mexico’s revolt from Spain and the growing pains of the new Republic of Mexico. He will become acquainted with Lieutenant Colonel Santa Anna and a land speculator, Stephen F. Austin. Both will play significant roles in his future. STEPHEN L. TURNER was born a fifth generation Texan, sixth generation Arkansan, and an eighth generation American. His youth was steeped in the history and culture of his heritage. He graduated from Texas Tech School of Medicine, and has worked as a pediatrician in rural Plainview, Texas since 1984. He is married with two married children. He spends his free time running their panhandle ranch, raising horses and hunting. He enjoys reading and writing historical fiction.

Robert S Quest

Author: Tim Richmond
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595273092
Size: 62.10 MB
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Historical fiction based on the adventures of Robert Richmond, an early settler in Hebert Louisiana. The story takes him from Amite Mississippi through the bayous of central Louisiana to save a young girl of mixed heritage who is being hotly pursued by renegade's remnants of Jean Lafitte's pirates.

The Marshlandic Saga First Family

Author: Douglas V. Maurer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469102714
Size: 80.93 MB
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Find yourself riveted with an unabridged historical saga of the Marshlands and its most illustrious mythic family, the Ribaults. In The Marshlandic Saga: First Family. This richly detailed, fascinating novel chronicles the part-historical, part-fictional saga of the Ribaults as the First Family of the Marshlands of Northeast Florida and America. Impeccably researched, it depicts the consequences of the European invasion beginning with Ponce de Leon in 1513 and the founding of St. Augustine Americas oldest city by the Spanish in 1565. As the novel chronicles the Ribaults tumult, misfortunes and victories, it also portrays highly significant events that touched off Europes invasion of the Marshlandic Kingdom.

Ride For The Lone Star

Author: Stephen L. Turner
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 1611390885
Size: 26.32 MB
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Aaron Turner is a tall redheaded fifty-three year old minister and Lieutenant Colonel in the Texas militia. Duty calls him to participate in both the Cherokee and Wichita Wars. He and his family struggle to survive the financial panic of 1837, Indian raids, a whooping cough epidemic and scorching drought. He responds with optimism, determination and innovation. When money is scarce, they gather and sell wild horses. When food is scarce, they travel to the dangerous Comancheria to hunt buffalo. As the Mexican-American War erupts, Aaron is commissioned Colonel of Scouts and leads a regiment that will play a significant role in the conflict in a faraway land. Will the time come when the old warrior will lay down his saber? Will he hang up his guns in peace at last? RIDE FOR THE LONE STAR, the fourth volume in the Western Quest Series, follows Aaron Turner, his family and friends, through the turbulent days of the Republic of Texas, culminating in the annexation of Texas by the United States and the Mexican-American War. STEPHEN L. TURNER was born a fifth generation Texan, sixth generation Arkansan, and eighth generation American. His youth was steeped in the history and culture of his heritage. A graduate of Texas Tech School of Medicine, he has worked as a pediatrician in rural Plainview, Texas since 1984. He is married with two married children. His other time is spent on their panhandle ranch, raising horses and hunting. His other novels in the Western Quest Series to date are OUT OF THE WILDERNESS, ON THE CAMINO REAL and UNDER TROUBLED SKIES, all from Sunstone Press.

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Remaking The World

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307773205
Size: 47.45 MB
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This collection of informative and pleasurable essays by Henry Petroski elucidates the role of engineers in shaping our environment in countless ways, big and small. In Remaking the World Petroski gravitates this time, perhaps, toward the big: the English Channel tunnel, the Panama Canal, Hoover Dam, the QE2, and the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, now the tallest buildings in the world. He profiles Charles Steinmetz, the genius of the General Electric Company; Henry Martyn Robert, a military engineer who created Robert's Rules of Order; and James Nasmyth, the Scotsman whose machine tools helped shape nineteenth-century ocean and rail transportation. Petroski sifts through the fossils of technology for cautionary tales and remarkable twists of fortune, and reminds us that failure is often a necessary step on the path to new discoveries. He explains soil mechanics by way of a game of "rock, scissors, paper," and clarifies fundamental principles of engineering through the spokes of a Ferris wheel. Most of all, Henry Petroski continues to celebrate the men and women whose scrawls on the backs of envelopes have immeasurably improved our world. From the Hardcover edition.