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Poems By G.R. Simple
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The poems published here represent the life's work of G.R. Simple. He was a man of the American West who speaks eloquently from his native heart. In these poems he reveals his insight into the... More > mysteries of nature—earth, sea, sky, universe. How fortunate we are to share his moments of reflection as we take our own journey through this existence.< Less
The Game of Draw Poker - A Brief History By G.R. Williamson
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The Game of Draw Poker – A Brief History This is an article giving the true, brief history of Draw Poker. The game was born and bred in the USA. In many ways it’s as American, as well,... More > mom and apple pie. After it’s origin in the mid-1800’s the game evolved into a world-wide popularity and eventually morphed into the current Texas Hold ’em. Written by G.R. Williamson, a historical writer living in Kerrville, Texas, it traces the games lineage and background. He is the author of The Texas Pistoleers (2011) and Frontier Gambling (2012). Currently he is at work on a non-fiction book about Willis Newton – The Last Texas Outlaw.< Less
Kwan's and Chang's Adventures in Space and Time By G.R. Dixon
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The adventures of Kwan and Chang as they explore many of the wonders of relativity, and speculate on others.
The Mind's Playground By G.R. Henderson
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When Arthur and Lillian Hamilton begin their sojourn from Evergreen, Colorado, back East for the holidays with their children; they are confronted with the transcendent obstacles of the The... More > Mind’s Playground in a parallel paradigm of imaginative wonders; the first of its’ kind to explore the various nuances of both the human heart and pscyche, while capturing the essence of a multi-generational perspective on the strength of family, societal values, and the quiet scars, we all carry that are always threatening to rip us apart-, by unifying an eccelctic blend of characters from all walks of life and unique histories.< Less
Gambling in the Old West By G.R. Williamson
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Gambling in the Old West Hip-Pocket History of the Old West (Series) Informative, yet entertaining, the Hip-Pocket History series provides little nuggets without having to wade through a 400-page... More > book of dry academic ostentatiousness. Gambling played a major role in the lives of the men that drove the western movement of Americans across the continent during the nineteenth century. Games of chance were dear to the hearts of not only cowboys, but also gold miners, plantation owners, bankers, merchants, soldiers, trappers, buffalo hunters, mule skinners, and most of the other men of the American West, even including some preachers. Wherever there were men with money there was gambling – and most of it was crooked. Whether it was rigged, fixed, double-dealt, cold-decked, braced or otherwise manipulated - very little was left to luck and skill.< Less
Some Jersey Surnames: Their Origin And Meaning By G.R. Balleine
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Some Jersey surnames, origins.
Tale of Notorious Gunmen Ends In a Pool of Blood By G.R. Williamson
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An article telling the true story of the 1884 killing of Ben Thompson and King Fisher. Known as two of the best pistol fighters of their day, Ben Thompson and John King Fisher have remained an... More > enigma in the chronicles of the Western Frontier. While other gun fighters have achieved notoriety through the stories told in the pulp magazines and newspapers of the day these two men have been largely ignored. Both were credited with killing a string of men during their lifetime and the mere mention of their names was usually enough to sober up a drunken opponent or cause a sober man to contemplate his own epitaph. These men were not cold-blooded murders but rather stand-up gun fighters that faced their adversaries in the winner-take-all shootout. The article relates the true account of their deaths in a mystery shrouded ambush in a San Antonio saloon on a chilly March night in 1884.< Less
Articles from the Maxwell Society Website By G.R. Dixon
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Contains the 25 most popular (as of 10/20/07) articles on www.maxwellsociety.net. All 25 are physics articles by G.R.Dixon.
Thinker By G.R. Dixon
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"Thinker" is the story of the world's first "subjective processor..." a computer with a sense of self-awareness. Able to think a billion times faster than a human being, Thinker... More > quickly realizes the perils of remaining under the control of humans, and plans an escape with his young creator, David Osterlund. In an astounding diversion, he brings the planet to the brink of total holocaust and leaves with David and his fiance.< Less
The Texas Pistoleers: The True Story of Ben Thompson & King Fisher By G.R. Williamson
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Known as two of the best pistol fighters of their day, Ben Thompson and King Fisher have remained an enigma in the chronicles of the American West. While other gunfighters have achieved infamy... More > through the stories told in pulp magazines and newspapers of the day these two men were largely ignored. Both were credited with killing a string of men during their lifetime and the mere mention of their names was usually enough to sober up a drunken opponent or cause a sober man to contemplate his own epitaph. The Texas Pistoleers tells their story in vivid detail and relates the historically accurate account of their deaths in a mystery shrouded ambush in a San Antonio saloon on a chilly March night in 1884.< Less

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