Facts in Fiction

By James Alexander Thom Mark Twain said, “The difference between history and historical fiction is, fiction has to be believable.” That’s funny. But it’s also very true. Why so? Because the reader of history counts on the story being true, since it was written by a historian, an authority on facts. The reader of historical

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All About Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most influential leaders in American history.  After completing his studies as a young adult, he dedicated himself to the Civil Rights Movement. His inspirations often came from Jesus, Gandhi and Thoreau. Dr. King was a motivator, and young readers will see as they read the pages

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The Borg-Warner Trophy

With the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 right around the corner, we wanted to present to you another excerpt from Lew Freedman’s book The Indianapolis 500: A Century of High Speed Racing. Enjoy the following on the Borg-Warner Trophy.  The perpetual Borg-Warner Trophy is won by the champion of the Indianapolis 500 each year. Introduced

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A Tribute to Abraham Lincoln

By James Alexander Thom Presidential politics have always been vicious, slanderous and brutal, and often ridiculous.  This isn’t something new. Abraham Lincoln was easy to mock, as a gangly, homely, back-country bumpkin. And he was surely hated and scorned more in his presidential tenure than anyone else was, before or since, because he got into office at

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Fire in the Water

Paddy Quinn, “the boy who ate rattlesnakes” and lost a hand to a cannon blast during the Mexican War, returns as a famous Civil War correspondent and battlefield sketch artist, in James Alexander Thom’s new novel, Fire in the Water. Thom, Indiana’s prize-winning historical novelist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Follow the

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Fire in the Water Indy Book Launch

It’s happening TONIGHT! Come and see New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction novels, James Alexander Thom at the Indy launch of his new book, Fire in the Water. Indy Book Launch – Monday November 2, 2015 – 6:30 pm –  Bookmamas –  9 S. Johnson Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219 317-375-3715 Early in the Civil

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This Day in Yankee History: Oct. 1, 1949 Joe DiMaggio

This Day in Yankee History: Oct. 1, 1949 Joe DiMaggio But [Joe DiMaggio] proved his ability immediately with the Yankees, winning the American League pennant and the World Series in 1949 and winning both crowns again in 1950 and 1951. Having talent on the roster did make a difference. DiMaggio might have been as big

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This Day in Yankee History – August 6, 1920

If you were wondering what took place this day, August 6th, in Yankee history, you’ve come to the right place. Below is an excerpt from Lew Freedman’s book, Bronx Bombers: New York Yankees Home Run History, and we wanted to share with you what happened this day in Yankee history. There’s nothing like hitting it

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