Secesh 3 by Hank

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Hank Houston says, “My crazy writer tells me that focusing on the history is a waste of time, that it’s all a politic thing now. That may be true, as Brian Kilmead’s current and recent Nat Geo series LEGENDS & LIES perpetuates the false history to the point that begs the question, what in the episodes are the LIES? Focusing on the major historical figures, the narrative jumps around in time from 1860 to 1865. Always the focus is on slavery, Southern inhumane evil, Southerners starting the war, on and on.
In current media, there is no mention of other causes of secession, and if mentioned it is stated that it is a fiction of the “lost cause” of post war apologist southerners who are trying to alter past history. But none of recent media pieces mention some fairly important history. Yes, Mr. Lincoln was elected in November of 1860. Buchanan was still US President until March 25, 1861 the date of Lincoln’s Inauguration. That was almost five months after the election. Yes, states began seceding in December 1861. Why was that? The answer is not in the “Legends & Lies” series. Always focused on Washington, it is never mentioned that secession really happened in state legislatures.
Much of the misunderstanding revolves around the issue of history and what is written as history. A good discussion of this is in Clyde N. Wilson’s book Defending Dixie, published by Foundation for American Education in 2006.

There is more ….
Thanks, Hank (aka The Doc)

DELETE DOC
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Secesh #1

Tim at Gettysburg

In 2002, I came to all this late. The Civil War reenactors that I came to know took their roles seriously enough to research their history. This was true for both Union Federals and Confederate reeanctors. After the last battle reenactment of the day, artillery pieces were secured or relocated, cavalry mounts were cared for at their camp string lines, and infantry boiled water and cleaned their rifles.
Mess fires were lit and other duties or activities ensued before and after eating. These would be going shopping at sutler tents or getting ready for the period dance to 1860s music of string bands. Often there were later evening, relaxed sessions around the camp fire. And while sitting around the fire, I began to learn of the history that I was never taught. On not believing some point of history or story of reenactor discussion, on back home in the real life, I would go to the library and book store.
Several reenactors I met were secondary level history teachers and more than one reenactor were university history PhDs. As such, there could often be disagreement and arguments, much like in religious discussions.
Generally, there was agreement on the slavery issue as a cause of the war, and then acceptance of the secession of states that lead to hostilities. What was often not said, that slavery didn’t matter, that the states had every right to secede, no matter what the reason. One common agreement was tried to be explained in context. That was that each state, especially a state of an original colony, felt that they had a certain sovereignty that was not lost in joining the Union. And, that 1860s people in their state felt that their state was their country. They felt that they had won sovereignty from and during the winning their freedom from England during the revolution. It was then that I realized that we, current USA citizens, have no idea how those citizens felt in their time.
The other thing was, that Senator Jefferson Davis argued in the Senate for keeping the Union, the day after his state of Mississippi seceded.
Enough for now. Next the beginnings of what was learned around the fires.
Hank

 

Exxon & California

Two favorite topics are rolled up in this Forbes article that I find remarkable: Exxon Mobil and suing California. And there is more. Exxon is suing cities and State Attorney Generals in other states. Fascinating. As an author friend once told me, “What took you so long?” But that’s another story.
The other mix in all this is the climate change causes issue, and of course Exxon is the devil incarnate to the “true believers” of that religion. The article is by John O’Brien, the editor of Legal Newsline and the Pennsylvania Record.

It is found here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/legalnewsline/2018/01/08/exxon-prepares-to-sue-california-cities-say-they-contradict-themselves-on-climate-change/#177f8989522a
Enjoy and Happy New Year.
Tim
Timothy J. Desmond
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Books and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
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Stock Primer

Hold your horses. Yes, the stocks and trends are looking great. If you are thinking of jumping into the stock market — and it looks great ….. you had better do a little analysis on your own first. This book is the ideal method for following any of your favorite stocks or any of the ones that you want to consider. You do the analysis. Don’t trust a third party even if that is a free offer of a broker. As the author suggests, “It’s a matter of getting a feel of the market and what is going on.”

Title : Learning To Trade Common Stocks By The Simulation Method: A Primer for the Novice Stock Market Operator
Author: Gregory Heiskell Desmond

Hop over to the link: https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Common-Stocks-Simulation-Method/dp/1520746164/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1513905809&sr=1-10&keywords=Gregory+desmond

Amazon details:
Paperback: 37 pages
Publisher: Independently published (March 9, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1520746164
ISBN-13: 978-1520746166
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches
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Tim

Timothy J. Desmond
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4th Book Holiday Release

California doctor Henry “Hank” Houston thought the ugly past was behind him, but he and his wife Jennifer are soon pulled right back into turmoil and danger. He becomes focused as never before after Jennifer is abducted by agents of what the media refers to as the “deep state.” Shifting through layers of federal security forces and secret biochemical laboratories, searching for Jennifer, Hank worries about what she is going through. He knows exactly what the federal contractors and workers in hidden agencies are capable of—with his memories of illegal detainment and chemical torture. With people disappearing every day, including agency workers like his once old friend Doctor Terry Graff, Hank’s deepest concern is that what he has learned is all too true…

The major buy links are also included below.

Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076PBRRB1
B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/delete-doc-tim-desmond/1127302115?ean=9781626947832
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/755701
KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/delete-doc
BOB: https://black-opal-books.myshopify.com/products/delete-doc
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/delete-doc/id1301122460?ls=1&mt=11
Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/364834713/Delete-Doc

Tim

Product details
Paperback
Publisher: Black Opal Books (October 28, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162694783X
ISBN-13: 978-1626947832
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches

Tim
Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
Books and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

Delete Doc released

For you fans of medical doctor, private pilot, straight shooter, and civil war reenactor a new problem arises.

California doctor Henry “Hank” Houston thought the ugly past was behind him, but he and his wife Jennifer are soon pulled right back into turmoil and danger. He becomes focused as never before after Jennifer is abducted by agents of what the media refers to as the “deep state.” Shifting through layers of federal security forces and secret biochemical laboratories, searching for Jennifer, Hank worries about what she is going through. He knows exactly what the federal contractors and workers in hidden agencies are capable of—with his memories of illegal detainment and chemical torture. With people disappearing every day, including agency workers like his once old friend Doctor Terry Graff, Hank’s deepest concern is that what he has learned is all too true…

This book is available everywhere: Black Opal Books – blackopalbooks.com -, Barnes & Noble, Nook, Amazon, Kobo, Kindle, All Romance, PDF.

Product details

Paperback
Publisher: Black Opal Books (October 28, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162694783X
ISBN-13: 978-1626947832
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches

Tim

Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
Books and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

Desmond @ Barnes & Noble – August 13

Nine day notice. I’ll be book signing at Barnes & Noble in Fresno on Sunday, August 13 at noon.

Mainly for “Pappy Butler & His Zero Time Theory,” but I understand that copies of “The Doc” will be there too.

This is either a midway event of the 2017 summer book tour or – as said last week – an early start for the fall tour. I may talk a bit about the books, as they are setting up some chairs in the music/CD area. It is only …. NINE days away from the SIGNING at BARNES & NOBLE – FRESNO, on Blackstone and Nees, by the B of A and Elephant bar..

AGAIN – THAT IS SUNDAY – AUGUST 13 – AT NOON.

Tim

Timothy J. Desmond
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Writing Craft Question

I came across this blog article and just had to give it a boost and share it with you here as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

By DM O’Byrne ……….. it is here: …….

http://dmobyrne.com/great-writing-art-or-craft/

It speaks for itself.

Tim
Timothy J. Desmond
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Books and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

The ATTACK painting prints

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Now that the court case has been settled, prints are available of this painting.

Last year several people requested how to get a poster of the Confederate painting. It is now on Etsy and the title of the offer is “Tim Desmond designed poster” There is more information there.So, if you know someone who said that they wanted a poster of it, it is now available

The poster is on 24 pound paper and is 24 x 25 inches.

Last week, when this was first advertised, it was up at ETSY as only one print available. There are now twenty [20] prints in stock at ETSY. The site is at:

https://www.etsy.com/search?q=Tim%20Desmond%20designed%20poster

Tim
Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
Books and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

Kindle Version Giveaway – Pappy Butler novel

Last March I did a print version Amazon giveaway of Pappy Butler & His Zero Time Theory. That was done on and as a “email friend only” offer. In an effort to reach out to the ebook and Kindle readers, this new giveaway is now “LIVE.” This is going out here on WordPress blog and to both Facebook and Twitter.

The link is:

https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/7e274e3af9379beb

See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Pappy Butler & His Zero Time Theory (Kindle Edition).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of May 20, 2017 11:59 PM PDT, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.

Tim
Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
Books and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com