On the Camino Real

Author: Stephen L. Turner
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 1611390869
Format: PDF, ePub
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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
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Island World

Author: Gary Y Okihiro
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520261674
Format: PDF, Docs
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"This quirky, brilliant book gives the reader the thrill of cultural history done well. Okihiro undertakes a conventional topic in a jarring way, avoiding the assumption of set boundaries of nations and human societies."—Henry Yu, author of Thinking Orientals: Migration, Contact, and Exoticism in Modern America "This beautifully written book integrates the history of Hawai'i into that of the U.S. better than any other I have ever read." —Patricia Seed, author of American Pentimento: The Invention of Indians and the Pursuit of Riches

THE PIRATES OF THE HIGH SEAS Know Your Infamous Buccaneers Their Exploits Their Real Histories 9 Books in One Edition

Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027230845
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This unique collection of "THE PIRATES OF THE HIGH SEAS – Know Your Infamous Buccaneers, Their Exploits & Their Real Histories (9 Books in One Edition)" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates (Captain Charles Johnson) Book of Pirates: Fiction, Fact & Fancy (Howard Pyle) The Book of Buried Treasure: Being a True History of the Gold, Jewels, and Plate of Pirates (Ralph D. Paine) The Pirates Own Book: Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers (Charles Ellms) Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean (Currey E. Hamilton) The Pirates of Panama (A True Account by a Pirate) (John Esquemeling) The Story of the Barbary Corsairs (J. D. Jerrold Kelley and Stanley Lane-Poole) The Pirate Gow (Daniel Defoe) The King of Pirates (Daniel Defoe)