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Soldier Joker A Bright Light By Richard A. Paskowitz, M.D.
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The Pensacola Lighthouse was built by Lt. George Horatio Derby (The Soldier Joker). He was the 8th District Lighthouse Engineer (1857-1859). The Pensacola Lighthouse that was lit in 1859 survived the... More > Civil War (including bombardment), two lightning strikes, an earthquake, and ALL of the hurricanes and tornadoes that have plagued the Gulf Coast. He was the Engineer of record for the lighting of the lighthouses of Sand Island and Pensacola on January 1, 1859.< Less
Nobody likes a Joker By Tash Huckstep
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Join Ann on a journey with mystery, romance and illusions through nineteenth century Britain. Ann has to go through many conflicts with friends and family, however, what she goes through next will... More > change her life forever. Ann meets many different love interests most of which she falls in love with, yet only one will be her ‘true love’. If the Joker has anything to do with this, she will never be with him and the whole world will be destroyed.< Less
Nobody Likes a Joker By Tash Huckstep
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Join Ann on a journey with mystery, romance and illusions through nineteenth century England. Ann has to go through many conflicts with friends and family. However, the out of world,... More > inter-dimensional events she then experiences will change her life forever. Ann meets many different love interests, yet only one will be her ‘true love.’ If the evil Joker has anything to do with this, she will never get to be with him and the world will be destroyed. Such a responsibility for a young girl.< Less
SOLDIER JOKER THE ESSAYS By GEORGE HORATIO DERBY
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George Derby was a soldier,an engineer,a cartographer,a humorist, and an artist. His life was short. He died when he was 38 years old.He interacted with Robert E. Lee,General Winfield Scott,William... More > Tecumseh Sherman, Jefferson Davis, and Ulysses S. Grant. The last book Abraham Lincoln read was by Derby (aka John Phoenix). His classmates were Stonewall Jackson,George McClellan, and George Pickett.He built 5 lighthouses on the Alabama Gulf Coast. He explored the Gulf of California and the Colorado River. He surveyed the Sacramento Valley and Camp Far West. He was in charge of the first engineering project west of the Mississippi.He was a hero of the Mexican war.He is buried at West Point.His humor influenced Mark Twain.His antics influenced Lillie Coit.< Less
The Little Joker's Handbook By Leo V. Cheeseman
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Many adult Americans don’t tell jokes frequently or well though we all love to hear them. Lots of people protest that they can’t remember jokes or that they mess up the punch lines. A... More > major reason for this condition is that lots of us don’t learn joke telling as children. You can help the kids in your life learn a skill that will surround them with laughter for all their lives. You can encourage them to make the most of the rules and practice, practice, practice. This book can show you the way.< Less
Soldier Joker Phoenix in Astoria By Richard A. Paskowitz, M.D.
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John Phoenix aka Lieutenant George Horatio Derby was in Oregon during the years 1855-1856. He was in charge of building roads in what was wilderness. While there the wildly successful... More > book PHOENIXIANA was published. No book tour for Phoenix. He dealt with the government bureaucracy and lack of support. He kept his humor and satire intact. This book supports his satire and his precision, inherent in an engineer.< Less
SOLDIER JOKER THE CARTOONS By Richard Paskowitz
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George Horatio Derby was a soldier, a cartographer,a humorist, and an artist. This book is a compilation of cartoons depicting Derby art (aka Squibob, aka John Phoenix) Many of the drawings are... More > Derby's. Some drawings are done by others. All celebrate the talent of George Horatio Derby (1823-1861)< Less
SOLDIER JOKER THE LEGACY By Richard A. Paskowitz, M.D.
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George Horatio Derby (1823-1861) attended West Point 1842-1846. George met Charles and Martha Hitchcock. Their daughter was Lillie Hitchcock (Coit). The Hitchcocks and Samuel Clemens would be... More > friends. Mark Twain would be affected by George Derby. The Hitchcock Legacy lives in The Charles and Martha Hitchcock Graduate Lectureship at U.C.Berkeley. The Lillie Hitchcock Coit Legacy is in the form of Coit Tower in San Francisco, The legacy of Sam Clemens is in the form of Mark Twain. The Legacy of George Horatio Derby is in the form of books- Phoenixiana and The Squibob Papers. His humor touched his contemporaries: General Winfield Scott, U.S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, W.T. Sherman, along with his classmates McClellan, Jackson, and Pickett. His legacy as a Topographical Engineer includes maps and surveys of California. He built five Lighthouses on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The major suspect in the cause of Derby’s death is mercury poisoning.< Less
SOLDIER JOKER THE 1849 SURVEYS By Richard Paskowitz
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George Horatio Derby (1823-1861) aka John Q.Phoenix, aka Squibob Lieutenant Topographical Engineers of the United States Army. He surveyed and mapped the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys in 1849.... More > This volume combines Derby's cartographic and literary skills (his "day" job). Derby observed and described first hand the events, people, and places of the early California Gold Rush. He surveyed Camp Far West, described Sutter's Hock Farm, stayed at Johnson's Crossing, and stood on the North Butte of the Sutter Buttes. He was at Coloma, Jamestown, Mormon's Island, Cordua Bar, and Rose Bar in 1849 and illustrated the gold mining process as it was occuring. He mapped the courses of the Feather,Yuba, Bear, and Sacramento Rivers. He viewed and described the emigrants in 1849 as they arrived in California. His humorous writings as John Phoenix and Squibob were based on first hand experiences surveying the Yuba-Sutter area.(This was ten years before Mark Twain arrived in California.)< Less
SOLDIER JOKER THE ESSAYS By GEORGE HORATIO DERBY
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George Derby was a soldier,an engineer,a cartographer,a humorist, and an artist. His life was short. He died when he was 38 years old.He interacted with Robert E. Lee,General Winfield Scott,William... More > Tecumseh Sherman, Jefferson Davis, and Ulysses S. Grant. The last book Abraham Lincoln read was by Derby (aka John Phoenix). His classmates were Stonewall Jackson,George McClellan, and George Pickett.He built 5 lighthouses on the Alabama Gulf Coast. He explored the Gulf of California and the Colorado River. He surveyed the Sacramento Valley and Camp Far West. He was in charge of the first engineering project west of the Mississippi.He was a hero of the Mexican war.He is buried at West Point.His humor influenced Mark Twain.His antics influenced Lillie Coit.< Less

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