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The Pox and the Covenant

I was prowling around a bookstore on my way to Philadelphia yesterday and spotted Tony Williams' new book, The Pox and the Covenant: Mather, Franklin, and the Epidemic that Changed America's Destiny.  I've known two people who gave up perfectly good teaching careers to devote their time and effort entirely to writing; they have both succeeded.  The other was Jerry Pournelle (see also this one.)  Well done Tony!

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Congratulations on publication, Tony Williams! I look forward to reading your books.

Thanks, PWS! Yes, my second book, and just appeared on C-SPAN again on the book as my lecture was re-aired. (You can watch it on-line). I am coming out with two more books - "America's Beginnings: The Dramatic Events that Shaped a Nation's Destiny," (Rowman Littlefield, October) and "The Jamestown Experiment" on the entrepreneurial origins of the Virginia colony in 1607 (Februrary, 2011).

I did however recently accept a teaching position for the coming year at a local diocesan Catholic high school. I'm very excited to re-enter teaching and will probably still write books on the side. Ashbrook helped me become a better teacher and writer so take some credit for my success. Thanks for the plug, Peter. Cheers!

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