New World by Steven W. White
a Frontier Fantasy Novel

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Across the sea lies a newly discovered continent, a world whose forests and beasts are unknown to the recorded memory of elves, dwarves, or men.

In this land called Mira, the brutal sacking of a young colony links the fates of two opposite characters: a twelve-year-old printer's son named Simon Jones and his long-lost uncle Tiberius Bogg, one of Mira's legendary mountain men.

Simon is small, but smart; scared but determined. Bogg, with his raccoon-skin cap and smart-talking grammar abuse, is fast as a splintercat and stealthy as a hidebehind. Together, they turn the tables and pursue their attackers (a cruel knight and his soldiers from the old country) through a wilderness full of extraordinary creatures - jackelopes and thunderbirds, fur-bearing trout and four-legged hills - all culled from American tall tales, Indian legends, and backwoods folklore.
 

About Steven W. White

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Steven W. White has been a rocket scientist, a professional stargazer, and a Christmas tree farmer. He's been writing short stories and novels for twenty years.His short fiction has received honorable mention in Writer's Digest's Writing Competition, and he blogs about technique in fiction. He's pursuing an MFA in creative writing from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, and his stories have been published in Quantum Muse, Anotherealm, and elsewhere.
 
Published July 12, 2011 238 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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William Johnson, the subject of a new biography by Fintan O'Toole, was equally at home among the British and the Iroquois.

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New books by Elliot Jaspin, Stanley N. Alpert, Rajan Menon and John Sellers.

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This book is a condensation and simplification for children of Howard Zinn’s already quite condensed and simple “People’s History of the United States.”

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What sets Fred Kaplan’s “Daydream Believers” apart is his emphasis on the Bush administration’s failure to come to terms with a post-cold-war paradigm.

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Before the Pilgrims landed, 95 percent of the Indian population may have been dead, says Charles C. Mann.

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While the gens de couleur (as well as a few free blacks like Toussaint Louverture) initially supported the slave regime, in which they had a major stake, they rejoiced over the news of the French Revolution and adapted its doctrines to their struggle for racial equality.

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the contemporary art authority John Wilmerding points out that it was the “first major work painted by an American artist for himself, rather than on commission, and it also became the first American picture to be exhibited abroad.” Copley, Tory or not, was the George Washington of American art, ...

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The three books under review address black–white relations—the most urgent and intractable domestic problem the United States faces today and has suffered from throughout its existence.

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And there were Emily Dickinson’s shadow-lovers, among them the “Master” to whom Dickinson alludes tantalizingly in numerous poems, and the Massachusetts Supreme Court justice Otis Lord, Dickinson’s elder by eighteen years and a “crusty conservative” who emerges in Dickinson’s life after the death...

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Perhaps the motive for the killing lay only in that: the surprise, a secure life ending in an extended moment of terror.” This entire narrative about the killings in Trinidad, the situation Naipaul later rendered into fiction as Guerrillas, exists as a way of wishing bad cess not to Malik but to ...

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These points of view, shifting between the Georgia-born historian Ulrich Phillips’s vision of the plantation slave as an essentially cheerful, childlike, submissive creature who was also in general well-treated (a viewpoint which, incidentally, dominated historical scholarship for the decades bet...

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It’s black conservatives and black liberals, black sportsmen and black lawyers, black computer technicians and black ballet dancers and black truck drivers and black presidents.

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(One of the many earnest movies to which Avatar has been derisively compared by its detractors is the 1990 Kevin Costner epic Dances with Wolves, in which a Civil War hero similarly goes native, leading the Indian tribes against his former compatriots.) What’s striking is that so many critiques o...

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Robert Peel, who practically invented Britain’s Conservative Party, defined its aim as opposition “to the restless spirit of revolutionary change.” Russell Kirk, one of the intellectual architects of the American conservative movement, described conservatism as a “system of ideas” that “has susta...

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In 2004, then Senator Barack Obama brought the Democratic Party convention to its feet by declaring that there is “not a liberal America and a conservative America—there’s the United States of America.” He learned differently.

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