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Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom - Benjamin Franklin

Books by Chicoine

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Every once in awhile a new Civil War book of fiction comes along that seems to resonate with today’s reading public while retaining the color and depth of the past about which it is written … well-written … A good read for all – Washington Times Communities May 2013
published through Indigo Tree Publishing.
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“A moving book and especially apropos now”
“a splendid book … full of moving stories”
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“an opulent infusion of contemporary evidence
never before published”
“His research is impeccable”
“a marvelous book”
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“well-written military biography”
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Articles on African American History
and other books and articles
by Steve Chicoine

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Coming Soon!

RENEGADES:The Unconditional Union Men of the 1st Texas Cavalry

They were rugged individuals from the Texas frontier. Many of them were crack shots, men who knew horses and could ride in the saddle for hours. Most had no use for slaves and little regard for slavers. Above all was their loyalty to their country. They risked everything in the face of intimidation and violence. Among their ranks were former and future Texas Rangers, Lawmen, and Governors of Texas. RENEGADES weaves the powerful stories of a number of the officers and troopers of the regiment that much of Texas disregarded in their history.

COMBAT : A World War II Story of Cav Recon with Patton General Patton Book

There is one great thing that you men will all be able to say after this war is over and you are home once again. You may be thankful that twenty years from now when you are sitting by the fireplace with your grandson on your knee and he asks you what you did in the great World War II, you WON'T have to cough, shift him to the other knee and say, 'Well, your Granddaddy shoveled shit in Louisiana.' No, Sir, you can look him straight in the eye and say, 'Son, your Granddaddy rode with the Great Third Army and a Son-of-a- ***damned-bitch named Georgie Patton!'

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Photos by Stephen Chicoine

We are determined that before the sun sets on this terrible struggle, our flag will be recognized throughout the world as a symbol of freedom on the one hand and of overwhelming force on the other
– GEORGE C. MARSHALL, Chief of Staff World War II

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