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Jun.20.2013
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School Library Journal (06/01/2013):Gr 7 Up--To enhance his account of this momentous battle, Martin draws on the memoirs of Tillie Pierce and Daniel Skelly, teen witnesses, as well of those of soldiers and officers who fought in it. He opens with Pierce's account of the Confederate advance on...
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Jun.04.2013
Hello Friends, My new book for young adult readers is available today, a non-fiction history of the Gettysburg battle focusing on the accounts of two Gettysburg teenagers who witnessed those three epic days in July 1863. Next month is the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg. Gettysburg: The True...
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Mar.08.2013
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My newest title Gettysburg: The True Account of Two Young Heroes in the Greatest Battle of the Civil War (Sky Pony Press, June 1, 2013) was recently reviewed by YA author Sherry Garland and Civil War scholar and author Scott Mingus: “Gettysburg: The True Account of Two Young Heroes in the Greatest...
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Nov.01.2012
Gettysburg
My latest book will be published by Sky Pony Press in June 2013 for the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg. I am very pleased to be working with Julie Matysik, the children's editor at Sky Pony. The book is written for young adults, ages 13-16. Gettysburg: The True Account of Two Young Heroes in the...
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Nov.01.2011
Just in time for the election year, my latest book, With Strong and Active Faith: The Wisdom of Franklin Delano Roosevelt is being published by Cider Mill Press on November 15th. Chock full of interesting stories from Roosevelt's life, photos and inspirational quotes from his lifetime of public...
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Aug.01.2011
Cider Mill Press released a Kindle edition of my book, Worthy of Their Esteem: The Timeless Words and Sage Advice of Abraham Lincoln. The plan is to release it in other eBook formats later this year. My new volume, With A Strong and Active Faith: The Wisdom of Franklin Delano Roosevelt will follow...
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May.14.2011
I recently had the pleasure of meeting New York Times best-selling author Richard Miniter when he visited Tantor Audio to record his latest book, Mastermind: The Many Faces of the 9/11 Architect, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. It turns out his father was a Marine so I gave him a copy of my book. He kindly...
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Sep.11.2009
Update: Revised publication date set for November 15th 2011. Dear Readers, As you know I have been working on a new book for Cider Mill Press on FDR--With Strong and Active Faith: The Wisdom of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In June I took my family along for a drive up to Hyde Park to visit the...
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Sep.02.2009
With Strong and Active Faith
Cider Mill Press has set a publication date for my upcoming book With Strong and Active Faith on November 15th 2011.   This is the happy Warrior,          this is he;That every man in arms,         ...
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Jun.15.2009
California Bookwatch: June 2009James A. Cox, Editor-in-ChiefDiane C. Donovan, EditorMidwest Book Review278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575 Reviewer's ChoiceWorthy of Their EsteemIain C. MartinCider Mill Press Publishing12 Port Farm Road, Kennebunkport, ME 040469781604330519, $ 14.95 www....
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Apr.23.2009
I am currently writing a new anthology of quotes and inspirational story collection on FDR with the tentative title, 'Nothing to Fear: The Timeless Words and Sage Advice of Franklin Delano Roosevelt' for Cider Mill Press due out Spring 2010. I did most of my graduate studies on FDR so I am really...
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Mar.05.2009
Civil War News posted a review of The Quotable American Civil War in their December issue written by professor George Khoury  at University of Central Florida. "This book is another title that should be included in your personal library. Martin has searched many known and little known...
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Mar.05.2009
Maureen Mackey at Reader's Digest posted a review of Worthy of Their Esteem on her blog. it can be found here: "With its attractive presentation and concisely told stories, it's a vivid and true reminder of a great man's life and why we're still celebrating him to this day. I read it cover-to-...
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Feb.19.2009
My latest book, Worthy of Their Esteem: The Timeless Words and Sage Advice of Abraham Lincoln hits shelves this week. It is published by Cider Mill Press.     TEN SCORE YEARS AGO, A GREAT MAN WAS BORN … Of all American presidents, Abraham Lincoln is without doubt one of the most revered and...
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