Hippie War: Battle for the Harrisonville Square
In the spring of 1972, the small, Missouri town of Harrisonville found itself with a hippie problem. Hippies had settled into the town square surrounding the county courthouse. City leaders needed to act. But how? Three murders and one suicide later, the situation was still not resolved. Tiring of the situation, Harrisonville citizens formed a vigilante group to drive the hippies off the square.
Through extensive research, Hippie War: Battle for the Harrisonville Square takes the reader on a rollercoaster journey through the genesis of the problem, the murders, and what steps were taken attempting to bring the two sides together.
Border War Tour Blog
This book, complete with over 100 color images and maps tells the story of the Missouri/Kansas Border War with particular emphasis on the Raid of Olathe which See More >>
Border War Tour
Border War Tour is a must-have for those interested in the Civil War and its impact on the Missouri/Kansas border area. The explanations and images included in See More >>
“An American’s Guide to European Travel” is a must read for anyone traveling to Europe, thinking about planning a trip, or anyone who just wants to dream See More >>
Border War Tour
Border War Tour takes the reader to the locations where Civil War events occurred. Some of these sites are well-known, while others are just spots on the road. Whether you are a history buff or just want to get out of the house, Border War Tour provides all that is needed to visit and understand the sites that greatly impacted local history during the Civil War.Border War Tour is a must-read for those interested in the Civil War and its impact on the Missouri/Kansas border region. The descriptions and images of each site bring the story to life for visitors and remote readers alike.
Moonlit Mayhem: Quantrill’s Raid of Olathe Kansas tells the story of the Border War from the Bleeding Kansas years to the rise of Quantrill and eventually to the raid on Olathe on September 6, 1862. Moonlit Mayhem provides a view of life, on both sides of the Missouri/Kansas border. In addition, short summaries of events before and after the Olathe Raid, give the reader a complete picture of the events and key players on both sides.
Moonlit Mayhem is packed with over 100 color images and maps showing the modern locations of historic events. This meticulously researched work provides an easy to understand book on the Border War and its impact on the residents of the border counties. There were no winners and losers in the Border War, all the residents of the border counties suffered. Moonlit Mayhem tells their story.
“An American’s Guide to European Travel” is a must read for anyone traveling to Europe, thinking about planning a trip, or anyone who just wants to dream about what it would be like to travel around the European continent. An American’s Guide to European Travel is a small (70 pages) and inexpensive paperback that can easily be stuffed in a purse or backpack for easy access while traveling.
The book covers topics such as: booking your trip, hotels, modes of transportation, currency exchange, tipping, dress codes, restaurants, and other topics.
Check this section for upcoming events
September 26th; 10 am: I will be speaking at the Archie Library about my books, with a focus on the my latest book, Hippie War.
September 27th; 10 am: I will be speaking to the Olathe Public School Retired Employees Association at the New Hope Presbyterian Church in Olathe. The topic of my presentation will be the Raid on Olathe and Border War.
October 19th; 10:30 am: I will be speaking to the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War in Lees Summit. Program topic will the Missouri/Kansas Border War.
November 2nd: I will be speaking, through Zoom, to the “Remembering Americana” class, led by Raffi Andonian about “Hippie War”. The class is an adult study course sponsored by the National Endowment for Humanities.
February 1st; 7 pm: I will be speaking to the Sagamore Chapter of the Daughters of The American Revolution in Overland Park. Program topic will the Missouri/Kansas Border War.
August 4, 2024; TBD: I will be speaking to the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1920 at Zarda BBQ in Lenexa. Topic will be Quantrill’s Raid of Olathe.
Stay tuned for more events coming soon! If you would like me to speak to your group, about any of the topics covered in my books or about the self-publishing process, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.