Publications and Projects

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Publications

  • The Analyst -When Professor Russell Conrad received a call to fly to Washington, he didn’t expect that he would find himself in Saudi Arabia trying to rescue the President and prevent a nuclear war. After Conrad is summoned to Washington, he finds himself on Air Force One as part of an American delegation to a secret peace conference in Saudi Arabia. President Omar Sanjar’s hopes of forming a lasting Middle East peace are shattered when the American delegation is kidnapped. Their captors’ ransom demands present a moral dilemma that threatens to plunge the Middle East into a nuclear war. Conrad’s role is transformed from CIA adviser to an agent as he tries to rescue Sanjar and warn Israel of the impending missile attack.
  • Teacher of Civil War Generals: Major General Charles Ferguson Smith, Soldier and West Point Commandant From the training field at West Point to the entrenchments at Fort Donelson, Charles Ferguson Smith was the soldier’s soldier.  The call of duty was a magic sound for which he was always ready to make every sacrifice. He was the very model of a soldier, calm, prudent, self-poised, and bold. During his 40-year military career, these qualities earned him the respect and admiration of his peers.  However, his story is more than an account of battles fought and victories won. Through his correspondence, we discover a man who combined the qualities of a faithful officer, an excellent disciplinarian, an able commander, and a modest, courteous gentleman.
  • Your Affectionate Father, Charles F. Smith – Letters written to Smith’s daughter, Fanny, during his time as a colonel in the Tenth Infantry Regiment. The letters deal with the expedition to the Red River of the North in the Minnesota Territory and the match to the Utah Territory as part of the Mormon War.

Projects

American Civil War

  • Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, Spy – Ebenezer Allen was born in Newport, New Hampshire on April 8, 1804. Allen migrated to Texas in the 1840s. He was attorney general of Texas under Anson Jones in December 1844, served as secretary of state, and assisted Jones in framing the terms of annexation to the United States. He was attorney general under Governor Peter Hansbrough Bell from 1849 to 1853. In 1848 Allen secured the charter for the Galveston and Red River Railroad Company.  He supported secession and entered the Confederate torpedo service at the outbreak of the Civil War. He died in Virginia in 1863.
  • Preparing for Disunion – An examination of the role of military training at the United States Military Academy at West Point in preparing officers for service in the American Civil War. The history examines the impact of the Commandant of Cadets on the future generals.
  • Engineering Victory – The contributions of military and civilian engineers to the Union and Confederate war efforts. The collection of biographic sketches include Joseph G. Totten,  John Ericsson, Dennis Hart Mahon,  Herman Haupt, and others.

Political Thrillers 

  • The Traitor – Back in Dallas, Professor Conrad is attacked by terrorists and is rescued by Mossad Agent Sophia Kessler. Conrad and Kessler find themselves pursued by FBI Agent Verlinda Williams while trying to prevent an attack on Texas refineries.
  • The Assassin – An assassin plans revenge and Conrad is right in the middle.

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