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Steven R. Drennon was born in Lawton, OK, where he first started writing at the age of 15. He published an epic fantasy novel titled "Rise of the Raven" in the spring of 2011, and another fantasy novel titled "Three for Avadar" was released in the summer of 2011. Since then, Steven has published a total of 37 other titles under different pen names, and he is currently working on a new historical fiction series that will be published under his own name.


Nov
26
comment Did Napoleon ever visit Modern Israel?
Welcome to the site. Could you please fix your link? Also, we tend to prefer more complete answers rather than just sending folks off somewhere else to find it. You can paraphrase from the wiki, but we'd like to see a little more substance.
Nov
21
comment Where can I find information about prior Israel/Gaza conflicts?
Closed for the following reason: "this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion". More specifically the polling portion. Any questions that asks for opinions or a list of any nature does not fit within our guidelines. If you can reword the question I will be happy to consider reopening.
Nov
20
comment Credibility of “Mao: The Unknown Story”
Sorry, but I closed because of the following reason: "this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion". This question, as posted, cannot be answered objectively and without opinion or discussion. If you would like to modify it I will consider reopening.
Nov
19
comment Instances of the UN defusing serious crises
I have modified this question so that it can be answered much more objectively. In addition to this I have removed al the previous comments because of the way they had evolved into a discussion. I would like to suggest that we move forward with this in the modified state and see how the community responds.
Nov
15
comment After the American Civil War, which states had the most problems with rejoining the Union?
I have modified the question to make it more sensible. I hope this will help to get some of the negative votes reversed. Let me know if this does not reflect your intentions.
Nov
12
comment Throughout history, how many wars have there been between Russia and Japan?
I tried to modify the question to make it more complete. Let me know if I missed the mark on what you were trying to ask.
Nov
1
comment Are the Ramayana and Mahabharatha exaggerated stories or pure fiction?
Let's please try to focus the answers on the following question: "Do we have corroborative archaeological evidence to say that they are not pure fiction?" If this turns into a bunch of specualtion and opinion then we will have to close the question.
Oct
30
comment Has the accounting services industry ever been disrupted in the U.S.?
This question is only marginally related to history. On top of that, it seems to be soliciting lists, which is not what we try to do. On top of that, it's pretty broad overall. If you would like to try to modify it, we can keep it here. Otherwise I think I'd be inclined to go along with the votes to close it.
Oct
27
comment Is there any history magazine like “Foreign Policy” for politics?
While it is true that this question does not fit our format, it seems to me that it would be useful to have such information. Because of that, I am going to convert this to a community wiki, which means we can provide answers that are more of a list of recommendations. I also edited it to make it more of a History topic because I feel like that was the intention.
Oct
27
comment How do ideologies tend to fare after the regime upholding them falls apart?
Ros, your question here is way too broad and way too subjective. We strive to have questions that can be clearly answered without speculation, opinion, or discussion. If you can, please modify it to something that meets that criteria. Otherwise we may have to close it.
Oct
25
comment Was the US Navy larger in 1917, and if so, why?
I almost wish I could give you two votes. Very impressive answer!
Oct
22
comment What was the first spy agency?
If you could provide a more specific reference that would be more helpful. As it is, your answer is really too broad.
Oct
19
comment What is the purpose of the bridge to the Russkiy island?
The problem is that there is no way to provide a single, factual answer. One can only speculate on the reasons for why this was built, and that in turn would solicit discussion, opinion, or debate. This question does not fit the SE guidelines.
Sep
4
comment History of the Levant and Israel - 2000 BCE to the bronze age collapse - where to find info?
I am converting this to a community wikki. Since the question si really asking for a list of resources rather than an actual answer to a question, it will fit better as a wikki entry.
Aug
28
comment Has a country ever used an insurance company as a shield when the economy goes down?
If you would like to edit this to make it a more complete question, I will be happy to consider reopening it.
Aug
28
comment What options India had other than getting its independence from Britain?
I have looked at this several times, and I have decided to close this question. First of all, it is not a truly valid question as much as a solicitation of opinion. Any answer to this is going to be subjective in nature. Also, I agree with the comment that this appears to be an effort to "guide" the answer to a pre-determined conclusion. If you would like to edit it to make it a valid question, I will consider reopening.
Aug
6
comment What Factors Have Led to the Duration of US Copyrights Continuously Increasing?
Your description and definition of Copyright is completely and totally wrong, and this doesn't answer the question.
Aug
6
comment What Factors Have Led to the Duration of US Copyrights Continuously Increasing?
What you are missing is that you could never buy the book in the first place unless I, as the Copyright owner, granted permission for the book to be published. You now own the book, but NOT the Copyright. You can do what you want with the book, but NOT the content. You can't write your own books using my characters or set in my imaginary world unless I grant you permission or license those rights to you. This is a difference between proprietary and physical ownership, very different.
Aug
6
comment What Factors Have Led to the Duration of US Copyrights Continuously Increasing?
You are incorrect. A Copyright DOES give the creator exclusive rights in determining how their work is used and also guarantees they receive compensation, should they desire it. A Copyright IS recognized as a tangible property and CAN be assigned to heirs or others at the discretion of the creator. Anyone who inherits a Copyright is entitled to the exact same compensation and privileges as the original Copyright holder.
Aug
6
comment What Factors Have Led to the Duration of US Copyrights Continuously Increasing?
The example you gave is not at all correct. It describes the process by which corporations maintain ownership of a creative work through Trademarks. It is NOT Copyright privileges that allow them to maintain this control, it is Trademark ownership.