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Steven R. Drennon was born in Lawton, OK, where he first started writing poetry at the age of 15. Since then he has collected nearly one thousand poems that he has written over the years. Those poems have recently been released as six separate volumes of poetry. He has also added two collections which include additional poems that had never been previously published, resulting in all of his poetry being available to the public for the first time ever.

In addition to this, Steven published an epic fantasy novel titled "Rise of the Raven" in the spring of 2011. Another fantasy novel titled "Three for Avadar" was released in early summer of 2011. Steven more recently released two suspense novellas titled "Desperate Love" and "Shattered Vows" in 2012, and he expects to release another in 2013.

Currently Steven lives in San Antonio, TX.


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
Mar
5
comment What incentives are in place for American soldiers to go fight in Iraq?
@jfrankcarr - Each branch has certain assignments that may be "soft", but I'd put Marine boot camp far ahead of any other branch in terms of difficulty. As far as Rangers go, "most" of them are okay, but I'll take a Marine Recon unit any day! (In fairness, I have to give props to Navy Seals as well, because they go through equally, or more, intense training.)
Mar
5
comment What incentives are in place for American soldiers to go fight in Iraq?
I edited your original post to make it a little easier to understand. If you feel that any part should be changed back just let me know.
Mar
5
comment What incentives are in place for American soldiers to go fight in Iraq?
@Rodrigo, as a former Marine, I can assure you they are definitely NOT "soft"! The Marines are the most difficult branch of the US military. They are almost always the first to engage in combat, and they almost always serve the longest periods of time closest to the front lines. While Army infantry is often engaged in combat as well, on average they are not exposed to as much actual combat as a Marine.
Feb
27
comment Founding Fathers and the American Civil War
I edited this post to make sure it fell more in line with our question/answer guidelines. The previous version was more likely to solicit discussion or opinion.
Feb
27
comment Was the idea behind what would become the Holocaust planned by German elites in that time?
I am going to close this question because it doesn't really fit into our format. We need to have questions that can be factually answered, rather than implied or suggested through opinion. This question is the type that would generate discussion rather than answers. If you would like to reword it in the form of an answerable question, we can reopen it for you.
Feb
21
comment What is the significance of “Flappers” in American history?
Wikipedia has a pretty thorough breakdown of the evolution and origins of flappers, so I would recommend checking it out. As far as whether or not they were important or why, both questions invite opinion, which is not what we strive for at SE. The question needs to have a clear and concise answer, and I don't believe this one does. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flapper
Jan
26
comment Since the inception of the United States, has the term “America” ever referred to something more than simply “the United States”?
I see what you are saying. I can't think of any instance where "America" would be used to include any territories. I believe it has always referred to the continental portion of the US. For example, I can't envision any situation where the US Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico would either one be referred to as "America" or even as part of "America".
Jan
26
comment What aternative locations were considered for the United Nations?
I don't know that there were any specific arguments. The US appears to have simnply been the first country to offer a permanent home.
Jan
16
comment Are there arguments to think Hitler was a racist?
Sorry, but this question really doesn't fit the proper format for SE. We prefer to have questions that have a clear and distinct answer, rather than one that requires opinion or speculation. You might have better luck with this at the Skeptics.SE site. If you would like to try rewording the question, we can consider opening it back up.