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Shaun J. McLaughlin

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I maintain two history blogs: one on the Patriot War (www.raidersandrebels.com); and, one on William Johnston, the Thousand Islands legend (www.piratebilljohnston.com). Soon this legend will be available in book form.

I have completed a biography of "Pirate" Bill Johnston and have signed a publishing agreement with the Beacon Publishing Group. The release date is pending.

In 2012, I published two books:
- the "Patriot War Along the New York-Canada Border" (a history book)
- and "Counter Currents" (a historical novel). It received the 2013 silver medal for Historical Literature Fiction from Global Ebook Awards.

Both tell the story of the Patriot War along the St. Lawrence River in 1838.

In 2013, I published a second history book, the "Patriot War
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Thanks to the Custodians of History

My new book on “Pirate” Bill Johnston (due out this year) would not exist without the dedication and generosity of the custodians of our history—those people who work in libraries, archives and regional museums.

In 1973, the curator of the Thousand Islands Museum in Clayton, New York, responded to my written request for information on Johnston by mailing me 120 photocopies—the complete serialized b Read more of this blog post »
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Counter Currents (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Scene from Chapter 2: February 1838. The protagonist, Ryan, a 19-year-old immigrant newly from Ireland, has moved to the Thousand Islands to escape compulsory militia duty. One day, he is arrested and taken to Fort Henry for interrogation as an alleged spy. He is released but has to walk home in a fierce winter night, and suffers frostbite. This scene is the next morning when his pet raven awakens him.

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