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.

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MOONLIT MAYHEM

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 >>

European Travel

“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

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.


Moonlit Mayhem by Jonathan Jones

 

 European Travel

“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.

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Upcoming Events

Check this section for upcoming events

April 20, 10 am:  I will be participating in an author panel at the Harrisonville Library, along with a list of distinguished authors.  At this event we will be sharing our experiences as authors..

August 4,  Time 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 admin@jonathanjonesauthor.com.