John L Moore and Pennsylvania History in Colonial Times
I mentioned in a post that I was visiting an old friend of mine who had fallen at home and broke a hip. I’ve been visiting him every other day where he is rehabbing. His love has been Colonial history and the stories captured in written word from the people who lived it. He’s an old time digging into the bones reporter and journalist who made his dime selling columns to the WSJ and various print institutions when ink was IT. As the technology advanced he was able to get his books printed more economically and therefore, printed. He’s appeared at various venues, using the spoken word and his vast repertoire of history to bring a personal insight to historical and everyday life during Colonial and French and Indian War times. From the forts of early settlement to the shifting allegiances of both tribe and settler. His talent is finding a family in manuscripts and historical records, and taking you on a journey that is both personal and historic. So I’m hawking for a friend….buy a book, make an old man happy. He’s doing well, but when his feet hit the street we will know….Amazon link to his works.
But if you buy direct, he makes more. Your call. Support Charles. Support John. Win Win.
Here is a snippet….
“Barbara Leininger and Marie LeRoy were teenage girls living along Penns Creek in central Pennsylvania in 1755 when an Indian war party captured them and carried them off to western Pennsylvania. This occurred early in the French & Indian War. For several years, the teenagers lived as Delaware Indians. Sometimes they had little to eat, and “ … we were forced to live on acorns, roots, grass and bark,” they said later.
After three years, they escaped from their captors and fled on foot across the forests of Ohio and Pennsylvania, eventually reaching the safety of the British fort at Pittsburgh.”
The first-person narrative they dictated to a Philadelphia newspaper after their 1759 escape was one of many first-person documents that author John L. Moore uses to tell the true stories of real people in this nonfiction collection of articles that is part of the Frontier Pennsylvania Series.
Other accounts in the book tell how and why Native Americans took the scalps of their foes, kept written records of their wartime exploits, and employed fire as a weapon when hunting for deer.
The stories are set mainly in the valleys of the Delaware, Juniata, Lehigh, Ohio and Susquehanna rivers.
Another snippet of his work and style…Bloody Spring