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 Stages2022-11-03T20:07:57-06:00

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: Archetypes2022-11-03T20:08:07-06:00

Rear Admiral Becker (USN Ret.) Reviews “Without Warning”

From Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute, October 2020 Book Reviews (page 85) "WITHOUT WARNING: THE SAGA OF GETTYSBURG, A RELUCTANT UNION HERO AND THE MEN HE INSPIRED" Reviewed by: Rear Admiral Paul Becker, U.S. Navy (Retired) "This is an amazing, exciting, easily readable historical novel. America’s Civil War and those who fought it feature prominently in [...]

Rear Admiral Becker (USN Ret.) Reviews “Without Warning”2022-11-03T20:20:32-06:00

“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

Feature in Monument Living

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Without Warning is featured in the August 2020 edition of Colorado's own Monument Living Magazine! Charlie Searle's "Community Corner" showcases local talent - and evokes community pride. You can find more on Monument Living on their Facebook page.

Feature in Monument Living2022-03-01T10:25:51-07:00

Kirkus Reviews “Without Warning”

Pierce begins this detailed work on June 27, 1863. It is the middle of the Civil War, and President Abraham Lincoln and his team in the White House want a change. The Rebels have invaded Pennsylvania. A wrong decision could very well lead to an attack on the nation’s capital. A messenger is dispatched [...]

Kirkus Reviews “Without Warning”2022-11-17T21:08:01-07:00

Without Warning Is Now Available!

Without Warning is the story of willing and reluctant heroes, bravery and betrayal, character and commitment, uncomfortable truths and popular lies. It is the story of the Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest battle of the Civil War and the battle that turned the tide in favor of the North. Some of the stories are well [...]

Without Warning Is Now Available!2020-06-29T17:18:59-06:00
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