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James D. Best

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James Best is the author of the bestselling Steve Dancy Tales: The Shopkeeper, Leadville, Murder at Thumb Butte, The Return, Jenny's Revenge, Crossing the Animas, and No Peace. His contemporary Best Thrillers series includes The Shut Mouth Society, Deluge, and The Templar Reprisals. Tempest at Dawn is a classic novelization of the United States Constitutional Convention. Principled Action and The Digital Organization are nonfiction books. James has ghost written three books, authored two regular magazine columns, and published numerous journal articles. As a conference speaker, he has made presentations throughout North America and Europe. He is a member of Western Writers of America, Western Literature Association, and the Pacific Beach Su ...more

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James D. Best I wanted to return to a character I liked in the first episode of the Steve Dancy Tales, so I figured out a plot that carried the story forward with h…moreI wanted to return to a character I liked in the first episode of the Steve Dancy Tales, so I figured out a plot that carried the story forward with her in the lead. "Jenny's Revenge" puts this character (Jenny) on the antagonist side. I'm having fun writing this one..(less)
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The Shopkeeper (Steve Dancy...

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Leadville (Steve Dancy Tale...

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Tempest At Dawn

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The Shut Mouth Society

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The Return (Steve Dancy Tal...

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Murder at Thumb Butte (Stev...

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Desperate Engagement by Marc Leepson


A lot happened between July 9th and the 12th in 1864. Marc Leepson has made this short period of the Civil War the focus of his book Desperate Engagement: How a Little-Known Civil War Battle Saved Washington D. C., and Changed American History.
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When asked, what sort of man is Grant, Lincoln replied that Ulysses S. Grant was “the quietest little fellow you ever saw. The only evidence you have that he’s in any place is that he makes things git! Wherever he is, things move."

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“We must endure the ignorant to protect the liberty of the majority.”
James D. Best, Tempest at Dawn

“Republican theory clearly stated that the people held all political power, and only they could delegate authority to a government. The people were free to change governments at will. They didn't need permission from incumbents.”
James D. Best, Tempest at Dawn

“Our forefathers bequeathed to us far more than a republic. They willed to us an enduring Constitution that incorporates more thought and brainpower than any document ever written by man. After fifty-five convention delegates worked on it ceaselessly for four months, three million people argued about it for two years, and only then was it ratified by conventions of the people so it could become the supreme law of the land. And immediately after it was put in force, Congress acceded to popular demand by proposing ten amendments that restricted the government from abridging the rights of the governed. Was”
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