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Harold Titus

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in Mt. Kisco, NY, The United States
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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 18 years on the Oregon coast. For 10 years I was active in local and state politics. Three years ago 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 James, thank you for your generous offer. Your book sounds intriguing. I was a history major at UCLA and taught history for several years while I was…moreJames, thank you for your generous offer. Your book sounds intriguing. I was a history major at UCLA and taught history for several years while I was a secondary school teacher, so the subject matter interests me. Also, I was 5 at the end of 1939. My difficulty is that I am trying to write a second novel and having some difficulty finding sufficient time to do so. Occasionally, I read for relaxation and enjoyment. What I will do is wait until your second edition is out, buy a kindle version, and read it when I can find the appropriate time. Then, assuming that I like it (I suspect that I will), I will write a review and post it on goodreads, amazon, and my blog site.(less)
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Crossing the River

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To my friends and followers,

The Historical Fictionistas Group is taking nominations and seconds of American Revolution novels for its April group read. I would be greatly pleased if any of you would nominate and second my novel, "Crossing the River." Thank you.
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Crossing the River (History)
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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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