Historical Fiction

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Fool's Gold

“For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil” (1Timothy 6:10)
“The lust for gold is a root of a whole lot more evil.” (Unknown miner, California, 1849)

Seventeen year old Thomas Schmidt loves his beer. But too much of it one night and a tragic fight at the local Gasthaus sends him fleeing from his tiny village in 1830s Germany. He is so desperate to outrun the avenger (Rudolph Stein) pursuing him that Thomas becomes an indentured servant to buy passage to America. Eventually, their misadventure leads Thomas and Rudolph to the 1849 California Gold Rush.
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Ghost Soldiers

Sometimes guns are not enough to keep a soldier alive in combat. Sometimes it takes a desperate dream.

 


A helicopter shrieks out of the night sky over Vietnam, crashing in enemy country, and war-battered artillery scout Waldo Daugherty and a shattered half company of infantrymen shove into murderous Viet Cong Valley to save survivors at the risk of their own lives. Each soldier slogs through the jungle adrift in a bizarre and private fantasy that he desperately hopes means survival in this place of death and terror.

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