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    How Things Fell Apart: A Short History of South Africa 1488 to Present Day

    In How Things Fell Apart – A Short History of South Africa – 1488 to Present Day, John H. Glover reveals the source of Apartheid and the racial struggles of the indigenous South Africans. Africans, their struggles with the European for political justice and freedom, and their denial of equality in the South Africa Parliamentary system and its society. John used letters written by European South African Politicians to show the fights of the indigenous South Africans and what they were up against, such as Percy A. Molteno, James Rose-Innes, J. X. Merriman, and Sir Alfred Milner, British Governor of Cape Colony, who wrote to Rev. James Green on December 12, 1901: ” . . . As for the indigenous South Africans, one thing which appears to me quite evident is that a distinction must be drawn in the case of the natives between personal and political rights. A political equality of white and black is impossible . . . in any South African Parliament the interests of the blacks should be specially represented . . . this could be best done by white men, not elected but nominated for that particular purpose . . . As regards to personal rights, I hold that those of the natives should be just as clearly defined, and just as sacred as those of the white men. I do not, however, think that they need always be, or ought always to be the same. . . . How Things Fell Apart – A Short History of South Africa also reveals the indigenous South African politicians such as Walter Benson Rubusana and John Tengo Jabavu, and their struggles to combat political injustice and apartheid.

  • Dr. Marvin C. McMaster -  The Seventh Seraph

    The Seventh Seraph

    Dr. Mathhias Mort Samael, the Archangel of Death, is seeking a psychiatric consultant to travel through time with him to keep him from falling apart while he does his hardest jobs. Dr. Susan Fernandez, a recent graduate from Harvard Medical, has an incurable brain stem cancer that the Death Angel tells her can be healed by Raphaella, the Healing Archangel.

    Together they address the death of the Egyptian first born at Passover, then go on to travel through time to treat the other great collections of deaths, such as the Inquisition, the Black Death plagues, World War II, and the final soul collection at the Last Judgment.

    About the author:

    Dr. Marvin McMaster has a Ph.D in Organic Chemistry and Postdoctoral experience in Biochemistry and Analytical Chemistry. He has worked for DuPont, Kraft Foods, and Ciba-Geigy as a research and process development chemist. He worked 25 years as a Technical Sales Representative selling and supporting HPLC analytical systems. During this time he conducted over thirty HPLC schools for his employer’s customers and for students at University of Missouri – Saint Louis as an adjunct professor. He has supported and networked Macintosh computers for Washington University Medical School. He retired in 2002 to teach Bible study for St. Andrew United Methodist Church while continuing to writing technical text books and fictional novels full-time.

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    This Land Is Mine! A Story of Crazy Horse and George A. Custer

    Examines the contested expansion of the Western United States through the perspective of two important historical figures. It is the story of a time when open land, resources, and wealth west of the Mississippi captured the imagination of everyone in nineteenth century America. The United States government sent expeditions to capture as much land as possible, and thousands of easterners set off in stagecoaches to find their fortunes. Angry American Natives and vicious conflict greeted the trespassers as they continued to invade more territory.

    The book follows the lives of two brave leaders from very different cultures, born just two years apart: George Armstrong Custer of the United States Seventh Cavalry; and Crazy Horse of the Native American Lakota tribe. Custer delighted in youthful pranks as a child and as a young man at West Point Military Academy. Ambitious, courageous, and lucky, Custer successfully advanced his military career in spite of a few misdemeanors. Thousands of miles away, Crazy Horse hunted buffalo, captured horses, and learned the strategies of warfare by studying animals and following Native traditions. Both Custer and Crazy Horse became passionate leaders. This gripping story culminates when Crazy Horse and thousands of Native American warriors collide with Custer’s Seventh Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Big Horn to fight for their land and everything they held dear.

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  • JENN SHELL -  Wet Confetti

    Wet Confetti

    Rolled, silver white hair created a halo about the woman’s head. The lamplight cast oblique shadows on her delicate, high cheekbones. Above the cheekbones, her eyes were ice blue and steady, belying the eighty years of this statuesque woman. Her demeanor exhibited and commanded an aura of aristocracy. Kathleen’s throat tightened and felt dry. She trembled slightly as she spoke. She was a reasonably intelligent, thirty-eight-year-old woman quite capable of comprehending all that had been depicted and yet, the shocking concept of the old woman’s claim was loathsome and incredulous. Acceptance of such cruel allegations against her grandmother, whom she so admired, was totally denied. In this emotionally charged family saga, Kathleen is shocked to learn of her grandmother’s wicked past from her Great Aunt Rose. As if the shocking revelations aren’t hard enough for Kathleen to deal with, she is forced to make a decision that will determine the course of her future.

    About the author:

    JENN SHELL is the author of Wet Confetti, Purple Gold, Destiny’s Gamble and Turbulent Tunnel and is published in The National Library of Poetry. Her lifelong passion for books and history is the catalyst that embarked her on the journey of writing. Originally from Pennsylvania, an avid golfer, she now calls Myrtle Beach, South Carolina home.