This book is for you if:
- You can’t help your kids with their math homework
- The very thought of having to take a math class terrifies you
- You can’t handle the math in science class
- You tutor struggling students
- You finally realize that your lack of math skills will hurt your income potential. Hi, I was one of those kids that just didn’t get math. If you are like me, you may have had to struggle through math classes. When I started at Seneca High School, in Seneca, South Carolina, the school would not allow me to take the courses that were supposed to prepare people for college. Instead they put me on what I call the cotton mill track.
Math-One was taught by a woman who spoke with a nasal monotone and seemed bored with life. When she opened her mouth, my attention span flew out the window. Math-Two was taught by the football coach. You can imagine how much math I learned. That was all the math the school system required for me to get a high school diploma.
As a high school junior I had to beg the administration to let me take freshman algebra. After that, I struggled with math all the way through college differential equations.
Two things happened to get me reoriented with mathematics. First, while in graduate school, I sat through a noncredit algebra review course. In a matter of weeks the gentleman teaching the class changed me from a math-paranoid to a math-freak.
The second was that, while I could struggle through math classes, I could not add simple numbers in my head. I learned that lesson at a blackjack table in Las Vegas, not the place to learn it. You see, in blackjack the dealer does not have time for you to get out a piece of paper and a pencil or a calculator. You must be able to add numbers in your head rapidly and decide if you want another card or not. There is not even time to speak, just a single finger motion.
So even after several college level math classes, I could not do the most basic requirement in math, adding simple numbers in my head.
Hell Fighters From Earth
The economies of Earth’s nations were tanking. It was a world full of desperate people; the homeless and dispossessed were everywhere. It was a world ripe for human Separatists, whose survival depended on building a legion of human fighters, to go recruiting. The Separatists broke away from the rest of humanity centuries ago and developed their own technology, but now they must return to the home world in order to build an army.
Lieutenant Commander Edgar Fitzpatrick is sent to begin the recruiting effort, right under the noses of Earth’s governments. A twenty-nine-year-old escaped prisoner, 1553441, who had been a college professor before he annoyed the government, was one such man. The sixteen-year-old runaway, Argentina de la Fuentes, was another such perfect recruit.
Two strangers from backgrounds worlds apart, along with thousands of other undesirables are to be trained to fight a terrible enemy, huge Reptilian beings who live to fight. Yet the Separatists, who recruited them, have their own dark secret, a secret that would threaten them all and could lead to the destruction of worlds including Earth.
Release Date: November 15, 2016
Word War III – Home Front
In America, it had been a long hard struggle since the Whisky Rebellion, and “We the People” were losing.
A hundred years ago, President Wilson and Congress sold us out to the bankers. President Eisenhower’s warning about the military-industrial complex had gone unheeded. Now the country found itself trillions of dollars in debt, the dollar virtually worthless, and half the population on the dole.
The war began with Israel attacking Iran’s nuclear power plants. The Iranian response was like nothing the world had ever seen.
Syria, Iran, and Russia were allied. China played its cards close to the vest. The west backed allies of Al Qaeda in Syria.
Years of pitting rich against poor, black against white against brown had left America fractured. The elites who thought themselves our rulers and the lapdog news media had turned American against American.
Then the executive branch decided it did not really need Congressional approval for anything and began to fill internment camps with anyone Washington considered a threat. This final act of oppression mobilized a large part of the country.
As the world fell into yet another world war, bands of patriots took up arms.
Mark Free is not a happy man. His plans to become an astronaut have not worked out. Instead, he goes into business, a dangerous move given the times. He sits on the board at the museum where the private space hardware, bought” by the government after private enterprise in space had been outlawed, is kept. Mark’s people refurbish a spacecraft and secret it to Mexico. After almost being caught on the ground in a raid, and nearly going mad on the long flight, Mark makes a survivable landing. It is a one way trip; he plans never to return. RUSPAC, which allows the US to send a few people to their space station, launches its own mission to Mars and plans to rescue the stranded American. Mark, however, has no desire to be rescued and no intent of being taken alive.”