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The Mythical Framing of Gettysburg’s Reluctant Hero: 12 Stages

In this installment, you will be introduced to the 12 different stages a mythical hero archetype goes through in his hero’s journey.[1] Then we will map Meade’s heroic journey using these 12 stages. The 12 Stages of the Hero’s Journey ONE. Ordinary World The reader meets the hero and learns about his ambitions and limitations. [...]

The Mythical Framing of Gettysburg’s Reluctant Hero: 12 Stages2022-03-14T13:04:21-06:00

The Mythical Framing of Gettysburg’s Reluctant Hero: Archetypes

George Gordon Meade is one of the United States’ greatest reluctant heroes. No American has received a more important call to duty, or resisted the challenge with greater zeal, than did Meade. Reluctantly assuming command of the Army of the Potomac four days before the opening shots of the Battle of Gettysburg, he displayed brilliant [...]

The Mythical Framing of Gettysburg’s Reluctant Hero: Archetypes2022-03-14T12:56:21-06:00

3 Things Most People Don’t Know About General Custer

In this installment, you will take a deeper dive into the details of some of Custer's fearless actions at the Battle of Gettysburg. And you will be introduced to some fascinating books and the historians who wrote them. One. Before Little Big Horn: Custer's dauntless heroism at Gettysburg For those of you (like me) who [...]

3 Things Most People Don’t Know About General Custer2022-03-07T07:17:34-07:00

Gettysburg’s Creature of Glory: Boy General George Custer

George Armstrong Custer is an American legend. Most of us have an opinion of Custer’s dramatic "Last Stand" at Little Big Horn — good or bad. But when the Civil War ended eleven years earlier, Custer was a national war hero, as mythical in fame as the Greek warrior Achilles of the Trojan War. He [...]

Gettysburg’s Creature of Glory: Boy General George Custer2022-03-03T09:11:25-07:00

“Fractured Pursuit” Historical Facts: Q&A and Discussion

My historical novel Without Warning: The Saga of Gettysburg, A Reluctant Union Hero, and the Men He Inspired, was published in June 2020. I’m excited that it has received strong reviews on Amazon, BookBub, Goodreads, and Kirkus Reviews. One of the strengths of Without Warning is its historical accuracy. That is why it took twelve [...]

“Fractured Pursuit” Historical Facts: Q&A and Discussion2022-03-01T10:25:51-07:00

Irish Times Article Features Dr. Pierce’s Disruptive Innovation

Op-Ed by Dr. Martin Curley, Intel Corporation Senior Leader in Maynooth, Ireland, sponsored a disruptive innovation summit in June 2001 at the National University of Ireland in Maynooth, Ireland.  Dr. Curely invited world-renowed innovators from across the globe, including Dr. Terry Pierce, the Director of the United States Air Force Academy's Center of Innovation.   [...]

Irish Times Article Features Dr. Pierce’s Disruptive Innovation2020-05-16T15:51:26-06:00
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