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FOREFATHERS & FOUNDING FATHERS
Michael Gorton

"This book will challenge everything that history books have taught us about the ‘founding years’ in the American colonies. Michael Gorton is authentic and believable in this historical fiction tale of four radical individuals who were ahead of their time and planted the seeds that enabled our founding fathers to nurture and grow our great democracy. Young adult readers will make ‘text to text’ and ‘text to world’ connections as they journey four hundred years back in history where horrific truths are revealed. FOREFATHERS & FOUNDING FATHERS is an amazing historical account that defies everything we know about the beginning of America." - Marla Conn | Founder, Readability, Inc.

Long ago in this land we now call America, immigrants from Europe arrived, settled and established colonies that remained under rule of the British monarchy. But freedom from the monarchical tradition of rule was a primary reason they’d crossed an ocean to an unknown land, braving the harshness and uncertainty of life in the colonies. They came here for change. The battle for democracy and equal rights was sparked by a few bold, greater-than-life characters now lost in the forgotten piece of history belonging to all Americans.

What began as personal research by Michael Gorton to discover his family history became his inspired book FOREFATHERS & FOUNDING FATHERS. It is an adventure, a love story, and tale of great persistence, chronicling the lives of Gorton’s ancestors, who fought to create the template for America. While the rich tapestry of our American history is woven with stories of the select group of statesmen and heroic soldiers we learn about in school, there are many whose stories and contributions made before the Revolutionary war were lost and forgotten by time ... until now.

Travel back to 1620s London, when hardworking and creative Samuel Gorton met Mary Maplett, a unique and highly educated woman. Their journey to the New World would lead them to the colonies, where they were ostracized and sentenced to death for introducing the fundamental principles that modern Americans now hold dear.

The results of deep, diligent ancestral research led Michael Gorton to realize a story so real, so amazing, that it inspired Gorton to share the experience with readers in a novel of historical fiction and enlighten our understanding of the founding years of our free nation. Gorton’s pioneer ancestors not only sparked the ideals of democracy 150 years before Jefferson and Adams but helped create the template America’s founding fathers used to build this great country. This expanded second edition explores even further the lives of these impactful figures, their contributions (including founding the state of Rhode Island) giving a deeper perspective on the sacrifices and devotion given to this country by so many.

For more information on the author, Michael Gorton, watch his interview with host Hilary Kennedy on the author spotlight series, "Page Turners".

To order and learn more about FOREFATHERS & FOUNDING FATHERS, visit ForefathersAndFoundingFathers.com. (Available November 2018)

Featured Author

ALLEN WEST
Author of HOLD TEXAS, HOLD THE NATION: Victory or Death

"There are few people who understand and have given more to America than Allen West... a must-read for anyone who bleeds red, white and blue."  
- Brian Kilmeade; Co-Host Fox & Friends, host of the Brian Kilmeade Radio Show, New York Times best-selling author

Lt. Col. Allen B. West (Ret.) is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22-year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones, and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award. In November of 2010, West was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida's 22nd District. As a member of the 112th Congress, he sat on the Small Business and Armed Services Committees and was instrumental in passage of the 2011 and 2012 National Defense Authorization Acts. He is a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com.

As the former Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas, TX, West is a legacy life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, life member of the American Legion, life member of the Association of the United States Army and the Society of the First Infantry Division, Patriot Life Member (Benefactor) and Board of Directors member of the National Rifle Association. West was appointed by Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission. He lives with his family in Dallas, TX.

To purchase your copy of HOLD TEXAS, HOLD THE NATION: Victory or Death or for more information, visit theoldschoolpatriot.com.

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