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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.


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.
Jan
13
comment How to research controversial history?
You have a point. Anyone writing their observations is going to allow their own opinions to influence what they write. However, some organizations, such as the UN, will at least attempt to reduce the bias. I read a very interesting UN report on the Bosnian war that was very critical of both sides. However, reading a summary from either side independently shows a completely biased view.
Jan
9
comment Hebrew as the Language of America
I would recommend that you ask this question at the Skeptics SE site. I believe it would be better received there.
Jan
4
comment What is modern criticism of Nazism?
After further consideration, I have decided to close this question. If you would like to reword it so that it asks a question that can be definitively answered without relying solely on opinion, then I will be happy to undelete. One option might be to ask about the historical significance of the Nazi movement. Questions regarding morality or ethics are not really appropriate for this site.
Dec
18
comment How did the US/South Vietnam lose the Vietnam war?
There were a number of factors involved there. The inability of the US to maintain a successful military campaign as well as the efforts of the US to control the military initiatives. I believe a lot of South Vietnamese lost faith in their government because they felt that the governement had become puppets that were controlled by the US as a result.
Dec
13
comment Credible historic description of how the daily life was for the middle-class during the financial crisis of 1929
This question was closed because it does not fit within the guidelines for a SE site. The question cannot be answered with facts or references. It can only be answered by opinion or speculation, and that causes it to fall outside the realm of acceptability.
Nov
18
comment What Are the Dynamics of A “Forced March?”
A forced march isn't necessarily a "last" resort, but it is certainly an "extreme" resort!
Oct
31
comment What really happened to the Maya civilization?
The Mayan collapse identified here happened hundreds of years before the Aztecs came into prominence. The Mayans never completely disappeared, but they definitely were found in much smaller numbers, with most migrating to the Yucatan peninsula. The Aztecs were wiped out largely by disease brought over by Spanish Conquistadors.
Oct
28
comment Why did the Monitor and Merrimac (aka Virginia) have such radically different designs?
My mistake. I was looking at a drawing that provided a side view when I said that it had one gun. It actually had two guns, but they were side by side, facing the same direction, not opposite one another.
Oct
27
comment Why did the Monitor and Merrimac (aka Virginia) have such radically different designs?
According to the link above, "Though the former U.S. frigate had been partially burned and sunk by the U.S. Navy, her lower hull and power plant had been salvaged by the Confederates."
Oct
27
comment Why did the southern states secede from the U.S.?
@Doug, I absolutely agree with your last point. I have edited my answer to make certain that slavery is identified as a major contributing factor. I still do not feel that it was the only factor or even the biggest, but it would certainly be unreasonable to include it as a significant factor.
Oct
27
comment Why did the southern states secede from the U.S.?
Actually, it was not about taxation, but tariffs on goods that were being exported. I don't recall seeing anywhere that taxation was a major issue. I understand the desire to blame it all on slavery, and I do not deny that it was a contributing factor. I am simply stating that it was not THE reason that the states seceded. THE reason, factually, was unfair application of tariffs and the South's desire to have a state's rights be considered to be at least equal to that of the Federal government. You guys can argue your emotions, I'm simply stating the facts.
Oct
27
comment Why did the southern states secede from the U.S.?
Follow the FACTS Doug! At the time that the Southern states seceded, there was NO threat to the end of slavery. The Supreme Court sided with the Southern slave owners! There was" a possible threat to the expansion of slavery into new states, but that is not the primary reason for why they seceded.
Oct
27
comment Why did the southern states secede from the U.S.?
I think you over-estimate the relevance of slavery in causing the states to secede. As I pointed out, the Southern states had the Supreme Court on their side, which is why abolitionists like John Brown were captured by Federal troops and prosecuted. Slavery never even became an issue tied to the war until after Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. Part of the reason it was written that way was in the hopes of enciting slave uprisings to help the North win the war.
Oct
26
comment How do new countries legally and without bloodshed declare themselves independent?
I have to disagree with a couple of your examples. Libya and Afghanistan are both already recognized countries that have been independent for years. What we are seeing in each of those countries is an effort to overthrow existing governments. I do, however, agree that the key is to obtain recognition from other countries.
Oct
21
comment What advanced educational opportunities were available to native Africans in the early 1890's?
Another great find! This will fit nicely into the storyline for a book I'm planning to write. Thanks once again!
Oct
21
comment How long would it take to travel from England to western Africa in the late 1890's?
Nicely done! I appreciate you finding this for me! Interestingly enough, Prampram is most likely the final destination in my book!
Oct
18
comment Which Confederate State provided the most troops in the American Civil War?
I awarded Tom with the answer because he was the only one who had answered for some time. However, I chose to award a 50 point bounty to this answer because it was more complete. Thanks for the effort!
Oct
17
comment Why wasn't the Republic of Ireland invaded (by either side) in WW2?
The UK/US occupation of Iceland was non-threatening and was not an attempt by either party to expand their territorial boundaries. There is more on that here: history.stackexchange.com/questions/215/…
Oct
16
comment Who, if any, in JFK's inner circle argued against the plans for the Bay of Pigs invasion?
Excellent find! Considering JFK's desire for the decision to be unanimous, it's probably not likely that anyone else spoke out against it.