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Raised most of my childhood in Pasadena, CA, I graduated from UCLA with a bachelor's degree in history. I spent 2 years in the army prior to the Vietnam War. I am a retired eighth grade English and American history teacher, having taught 31 years in Orinda, CA. I enjoyed coaching many of my school's boys and girls sports teams. Basketball was my favorite sport. My wife and I have lived the past 15 years on the Oregon coast. I am active in local and state politics. This past fall I took great pleasure in giving my children and grandchildren copies of my novel, a legacy of sorts, an expression of who I am, a testament of what can be achieved by hard work.


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Harold Titus I have started writing a novel about Algonquian natives at Roanoke Island (North Carolina) from 1583 to 1586. Their social order and many of their…moreI have started writing a novel about Algonquian natives at Roanoke Island (North Carolina) from 1583 to 1586. Their social order and many of their lives will be destroyed by English colonists bent on having their way and finding and extracting valuable natural resources. I will focus more on the natives than the Englishmen. (less)
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Crossing the River
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We know that historian David Beers Quinn believed that sometime in September the vast majority of John White’s 1587 settlers moved from Roanoke Island to a location near the southern shore of Chesapeake Bay, perhaps near the Chesapeake village of Skicoac, situated on the Elizabeth River. According to Quinn, the colonists lived in harmony with the Chesapeakes until late April of 1607, when three... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: "Crossing the River" brings to life General Thomas Gage's failed attempt April 19, 1775, to seize and destroy military stores stockpiled at Concord by the Massachusetts Provincial Congress. Characters of high and ordinary station confront their worst fears. Illustrating the internal conflicts, hubris, stupidity, viciousness, valor, resiliency, and empathy of many of the day's participants, "Crossing the River" is both a study of man experiencing intense conflict and the resultant aspects of high-risk decision-taking.

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