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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.


May
21
comment Advice for a novice Historian
This type of question doesn't really fit our format, but rather than close it, I am going to convert it to a community wikki entry. I think that this is something that may be helpful to others who might visit our site.
May
17
comment Which Confederate State provided the most troops in the American Civil War?
If you are going to give a posting a downvote, at least have the decency to explain why!
May
17
comment How dangerous duels were?
@zefciu - I am going to close this question for now because it is too broad and general. If you would like to reword it and give it a more narrow focus, I'll be happy to conisder reopening it.
May
16
comment What factors related to the Eastern Crisis contributed to the outbreak of World War 1?
@Tom Au, sorry I missed your question, but I don't really know the answer. I don't believe you lose the downvotes, which I agree is unfortunate! :)
May
16
comment What factors related to the Eastern Crisis contributed to the outbreak of World War 1?
I am going through our questions to make sure they are less subjective and fit more appropriately into our guidelines.
May
15
comment Please provide me an example of a religious violence that was rooted at ethnic conflict
I am going to close this question because the way it is worded is more likely to result in opinions and specualtion, which is not acceptable. The two actual questions could perhaps be posed separately as two different questions by asking what documentation exists to support the notion that either conflict happened because of religion or ethnicity. I would strongly suggest creating two new questions along those guidelines.
May
15
comment Was the secession of the Confederate states illegal?
+1 for pointing out that at the time of the Civil War it was NOT illegal.
May
14
comment Where is the location shown in this picture on a modern day map?
@sharptooth, I agree that your comment should be posted as the answer. That's a very good find!
Apr
27
comment Intersection Between Computer Science and History?
This question really doesn't fit the SE criteria, but considering the amount of discussion I am going to move it to the community wiki.
Apr
27
comment Has there ever been a serious effort to reform the US Electoral College system?
I have decided to do a major edit on this answer to limit it to only the information that actually answers the question. While the rest is interesting, it is more about opinion and specualtion than providing a true answer.
Apr
27
comment Recommended Reading 19th Century US Settler Daily Life?
This question does not really fit our criteria. It is asking for a list rather than an answer to a specific question. As such, I am going to move it to the community wiki. If you would like to revise the question, i will consider changing it back. history.stackexchange.com/questions/how-to-ask
Apr
27
comment About competition an Capitalism
I am going to close this question because I do not feel that it fits our criteri. Please refer to these guidelines and condier revising. If you would like to do this I will consider reopening it. history.stackexchange.com/questions/how-to-ask
Apr
27
comment What were the reasons for the Renaissance / scientific revolution in Europe?
Very good, quality answer. I hope you'll visit us often and continue to provide such excellent input!
Apr
11
comment What sources or documentation exists to indicate Stalin's level of popularity in Russia today?
@BenNeill - I would suggest something like this: "What sources or documentation exists to indicate Stalin's level of popularity in Russia today?" The whole point is to make sure it can be answered clearly. When you ask "why", it becomes too subjective, and we can't allow those types to remain. To a certaine extent, you have already answered the question by providing links, but others might contribute more. Each person has to come to their own conclusions, but by providing sources, we can help them do so.
Apr
9
comment Why were universities created in the 11th-12th century?
Could you please try to modify this question so that it can be answered more concretely? We do not want to have questions that invite or require speculation for answers. StackExchange is about finding clear and concise answers, not opening dialogue or inviting debate. history.stackexchange.com/faq
Apr
9
comment What sources or documentation exists to indicate Stalin's level of popularity in Russia today?
Could you please try to modify this question so that it can be answered more concretely? We do not want to have questions that invite or require speculation for answers. StackExchange is about finding clear and concise answers, not opening dialogue or inviting debate.
Mar
15
comment How do new countries legally and without bloodshed declare themselves independent?
Not sure where I got that statement, but I have edited the answer to remove it.
Mar
15
comment What does Russia want with Chechnya
@Sergei Orshanskiy, I can understand your point that this question lacks neutrality. However, that can be said for most questions about history. The way they are answered depends on the perspective of the person answering. A native Russian would have a completely different opinion than that of a native Chechneyan. That's why it is important when reading anything in history that we understand the perspective of the person(s) writing it.
Mar
10
comment What incentives are in place for American soldiers to go fight in Iraq?
@Alain, you make an excellent point. I don't know exact numbers, but it's true that among the enlisted ranks, there is a much higher proportion of under-privileged youth joining because of the benefits in training and education they might not get elsewhere. However, among the officers, speaking primarily for academy graduates, they stated their primary reason for joining was actually a sense of patriotism. Most of the people accepted into military academies are offered scholarships elsewhere, but they choose to serve.
Mar
5
comment What incentives are in place for American soldiers to go fight in Iraq?
I made a second edit to remove the question as to why people would join the military. That portion was more likely to solicit opinion rather than provide actual answers. I think this new revision makes the question fit better into our guidelines