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Thank you, kind reader, for taking a chance on an underground eBook. Please know that this work was written, edited and typeset without any involvement whatsoever from any faceless corporations or for-profit ventures of any kind. With the exception of Microsoft Word, all software used in the creation of this document is 100% open-source, and as a wise man once said, God bless the internet. Just clicking on this innocent PDF constitutes a leap of faith on your part, and I thank you for it from the bottom of my heart.

This work is a labor of love. It is 3 years in the making, and I have endeavored to pour every ounce of my intellect, my heart and my soul into it. It is many things. It is an attempt to teach a little US History in a manner it is hoped the audience will find enjoyable. It is the culmination of 23 years of practicing my very favorite hobby, writing fiction. Most importantly, it is an act of spirituality. This book is my prayer, and these are my confessions.

Thanks without measure are owed to so many, and there is only space here for a very few. First of all, a big thank you is owed to my best friend Michael Jaglarz for his encouragement and support over the last 14 years of my life. Thanks are also owed to Dr. Kavita Pandit, Dr. David Roberts, and Dr. Denise Wright of the University of Georgia for being such wonderful teachers and showing me how truly satisfying a life of the mind can be. Last but not least, I shall be forever grateful to Illona Stewart, the wonderful woman in my life, for all of her love and support when I needed it the most. I love you dearest. It can never be said enough, thank you.

Writing fiction is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, and it is also the most rewarding. Certainly there will be many who disagree with the message contained herein, but I hope my friends of differing opinions can at least appreciate the spirit of good citizenship and love for all of humanity in which these words have been spoken. I have enjoyed writing this book very much, and I certainly hope you enjoy reading it.

Farley W. Jenkins, Jr. Athens, GA
May 23, 2010