An Englishman in the Seminole War

"An Englishman in the Seminole War," was published by The Florida Historical Society and is available directly from the FHS and from Amazon.

The book is a memoir based upon the letters of John Bemrose, edited by Randal J. Agostini, who is John’s great great grandson. John Bemrose came to America from England as an unaccompanied 16 year-old in 1831. He served in the US Army as a dedicated hospital steward during the Second Seminole War.

Bemrose documented his five years in America in a series of sixty letters written to his eldest son, Weightman between November 1863 and May 1866.

John Bemrose provides unique descriptions of nineteenth century St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Micanopy, and other locations. He offers personal observations of Florida's diverse populations, and key figures of the Seminole War. Bemrose recounts dramatic battles, difficult marches through the Florida wilderness and the challenging life of a soldier in the 1830’s.

This exciting memoir, written as a first person narrative, provides valuable new insights into Florida history and culture from An Englishman in the Seminole War.”

Ben Brotemarkle, Executive Director, Florida Historical Society, Summer 2021.


Clap If You Can Hear Me

When a teacher exclaims, “Clap if you can hear me,” students are meant to clap once in unison in answer to demonstrate they are attentive, focused, and processing what is being said.  The essential ingredient in enhancing education is paying attention.


This book presents practical solutions to empower students and parents in education.  Clap If You Can Hear Me is a navigational guide that exposes critical deficits in PreK through higher education programs.  It also illuminates best practices to prepare youth for life, not just college, which are illustrated throughout each chapter.


The culmination of the enclosed suggestions deliver a balanced, quality education that is affordable and relevant.  Infusing higher education with life skills and work experience that today’s employers are looking for is a featured theme.


To achieve generational wealth and national prosperity, we must rethink how we prepare our youth for life and address post-graduate resources for both primary and higher education students that are entering the workforce.  This book reveals the things they don’t tell you and provides an arsenal of implementable solutions for parents and students that you can do to enhance your education.   


Relevance is the greatest challenge of a robust education.  Excelling in global competitiveness happens when we establish a better quality of life for all Americans while simultaneously reducing personal and government debt.  Establishing this life begins with education.  Clap If You Can Heart Me acts as an advocate for change with solutions that can be immediately applied to benefit students, parents, and lobbied for by any party of interest.  Clap if you can hear me, ‘Merica.   



Tour Of Insanity: Manifesto for Better Home Design

Have you ever walked around your house wondering WHY this was installed that way or WHY there is orange shag carpet in the kitchen? Maybe you wondered WHY there has to be a front yard or WHY do pests keep getting into your home? We provide a comedic look at the WHY and some insight on what should be.

This book provides a tour of the insanity of past, present, and future home design highlighting the tragic comedy of why things are the way they are and what could be done differently to elevate home design. We address the absurd notions of shag carpeting in bathrooms and what led to their demise as well as how to shore up your home from pesty invaders. Tour of Insanity is designed to spark conversations and provide comic relief while introducing solutions.  

If you want serious, mapped-out architectural and home decor enlightenment - walk away, this book isn't for you. We provide odd facts, bizarre history, and viable solutions that in most cases are beyond our control. After reading, you will walk away with interesting stories and whimsical knowledge that is great for warming up dinner conversations, but first and foremost, you will smile.


Comfort In Time Of Bereavement

Comfort In Time Of Bereavement, is a book God inspired ne to write to help people get through lost of a love one, or a friend to death. Everyone in the World has lost a love one, or a friend to death, and durning those times we all needed Comfort. When people read my book, they will get Comfort, Peace and Understanding. The book allso contains supporting scriptures from the bible about death. Every house in the World needs a copy of this book.

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Liberty's Wounds

Bryce Lockwood has amassed a trove of unique military experiences during a brief span of time. Born on a small farm in rural New York State in 1939, he graduated from high school in Afton, New York in 1957. He soon made the decision to enlist in the Marine Corps and, in 1960, married his fiancee, Lois. In the next few years, his military career led to language school in Monterey, California, where he completed Russian linguist training followed by Cold War assignments in locations such as Scotland, Turkey and the former West Germany. However, the most unforgettable moment of his military assignments came with temporary orders for service aboard the USS Liberty - a U.S. intelligence ship. While serving as a Russian linguist aboard the vessel, he lived through an attack by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats during the Six-Day War, resulting in the deaths of 34 and wounding 174 Americans. As the only U.S. Marine to survive the incident, Lockwood became the recipient of a Silver Star medal for rescuing three sailors trapped in flooded compartments in addition to receiving a Purple Heart for severe burns incurred in a torpedo explosion. Lockwood later served a tour in Vietnam and, in 1971, received a medical retirement after thirteen years of service. In recent years, he has sought the truth behind the unprovoked assault on the USS Liberty, which left many of his friends severely wounded or dead. In recent decades, Lockwood has joined other Liberty survivors in petitioning Congress for an open and thorough investigation of the attack.

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My Pig Valve and I

Priscilla had a pig valve installed, which lasted many years longer than expected



EMPOWERMENT: LiL Sistahs, Listen Up!! Paperback -

by Laura Simmons (Author), Sharon Brownlie (Illustrator), Sherley Delma (Photographer). This is an excellent book for young ladies ages 10 to 18, as it provides a very powerful list of guidelines to help young ladies become empowered women. It talks about Peer Pressure, Money, Relationships, Education, Leadership, etc....Author Laura Simmons and friends share the true path to leadership, and provide insight into how to apply themselves through application of timeless information by their own life experiences. PURCHASE NOW! 


Hey Girl! Amazing Secrets To Making The Most of Your Teenage Years.

Life is a gift! Life is an opportunity. Growing up as a young person can be challenging. But you don’t have to build your life on memories of pain and regret. Your time as a teenager and young adult can be used effectively to lay a strong foundation for your life as you grow into adulthood. You are not too young to take responsibility for your life. You can create the YOU that makes you proud.

In this book, we will

● Help you understand why your years as a teenager and young adult are important● Show you how you can create your identity

● Help you understand the importance of having dreams and pursuing them

● Help you understand the importance of forming the right associations

● Teach you how to be confident and stand out in your difference

This book educates and empowers young girls and women to embrace their uniqueness and reach their potential. It provides girls with the knowledge they need in their journey to adulthood. My sincere wish is that no girl should be ignorant. When equipped with the information and life skills found in this book, girls everywhere will grow into strong, self-sufficient women who are resilient in the face of life challenges.


"The information in this book is needed to shape our society, it is the solution to countless problems in our world. The writer went straight to the root of the identity crisis in females and proffered solutions. Please, do not get carried away by the title of this book; Hey Girl! This book is not for female teenagers alone. I recommend this book to adults, men and women alike because they need to be adequately informed and prepared to direct the girl child in her teenage years and I have not come across any other book to help make the job easy than this. Read it, and make it a gift to teenage girls, and recommend it, other adults. The strength of any structure is determined by its foundation, so is the entire life of a woman shaped by how well she navigated her teenage years. So, girl, if you are opportune to have this book in your hands right now, consider yourself lucky. I recommend that you read this book over and over, reflect on its content and accurately answer the test questions. This book should be with you as a handbook for life. Be encouraged to share its contents with your friends as well. Special thanks to the author for this gift to the world.

Victoria-Ann Osigwe

"I found this well-writer self-development book to be a wonderful example of a project that aims to and achieves in uplifting, encouraging and empowering the reader. The author did a masterful job in breaking down broad, and sometimes daunting, topics such as identity, personal development, relationships, sexuality and goal setting in a way that is very accessible and should be easy to understand for the intended audience. I especially enjoyed the chapters that looked into understanding the value in oneself and the one about how to set goals and form discipline to pursue and achieve your dreams. the points and explanations the author gave were practical and very applicable; the personal anecdotes from the author as well as examples of other successful and inspiring women in the real-world help to put into perspective how achievable dreams are and how powerful the reader truly is. Also, the reflection sections at the end of each chapter give a good moment of pause for processing and truly digesting what has been learned. All in all, I highly enjoyed reading this book, and while it is marketed to girls in their teen years, I believe any woman of any age and background could benefit from reading it if at least just to encourage themselves and remind themselves that they are valuable, strong and worthy of love, success and greatness. I learned a lot from it and I found myself remembering vital messages that can be applied to my own life while reading this book. Overall, I truly believe those who go on to read it after me will gain something valuable from it also."

Ife Disu


Awaken Your Destiny: The Biblical Journey From Faith to Success

Awaken Your Destiny is a Christian, biblically rooted book about unlocking your potential and living out your destiny. 

  • How many times did you feel that you are not living the life you were designed to live?

  • How many times you got frustrated when you saw others following their calling and reaching their place of destiny?

  • How many times have you lost your patience and trust in God and so forfeited your blessing?

  • How many times you got caught in a cozy comfort zone and lost sight of the important things?

In Awaken Your Destiny you will learn that life was never meant to be a daily survival routine. 

You were not designed for an ordinary, frustration-filled life. You were created to thrive.  

On this journey, you will follow in the footsteps of Bible characters who modeled the way before you. The lessons you learn as you read their stories make up your roadmap for success. From Abraham to Jesus, the Scripture is nothing less than a captivating journey to God’s promises! 


POEMS OF FOUR COLORS: Experience Four Colors of Life.

The poet will grab your attention, educate, and entertain you; with his wonderful poems. Furthermore, he will help you comprehend; that life experiences correlate with colors. Additionally, if you research the meanings of colors. You will comprehend the aforementioned. In conclusion, you will enjoy this volume one of his poems. 

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