Posts Tagged ‘history’

My inspiration for this short story was the real-life abduction by Maori of a young white girl who happened to be one of two identical twins living in 19th Century New Zealand. The girl’s bereft father spent years unsuccessfully searching for his missing daughter.

That true story had a happy ending many years later after a chance sighting in Wellington saw the separated twins reunited. It turned out the abducted sister had been raised as a Maori by the tribe that had taken her; she’d had two loving husbands, both Maoris, and had children by them both; she spoke fluent Te Reo Māori and had no desire to return to her previous life.    

In Once were Brothers, seven-year-old Daniel Thomas is abducted from the family farm in New Zealand’s Far North by Maoris opposed to the presence of white settlers. Daniel’s father devotes his remaining years to searching for his missing blue-eyed, blond-haired son. Until his death a decade later, he’s assisted in his search by Daniel’s identical twin brother Benjamin.

Twenty years later and now a family man himself with children of his own, Benjamin receives a tip-off that could confirm one way or another whether his brother is alive or dead.

Once Were Brothers by [Morcan, Lance]

Once Were Brothers is available via Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082Z5FBVZ/

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Yamashita’s Gold, alleged stolen treasure squirreled away by the Japanese during their occupation of the Philippines in WW2, was named after General Tomoyuki Yamashita. We devote a chapter to this intriguing rumor in our book The Orphan Conspiracies.

Yamashita’s Gold… Fact or fiction?

The war loot, also known as Yamashita’s Treasure, is said to have been hidden in caves and underground complexes throughout the islands of the Philippines.

Existence of these treasures remain unconfirmed by the Japanese, Filipino and all other authorities in Asia and the West to this very day. However, most international investigators – Asian investigators included – believe Yamashita’s Gold exists, or existed, at least to some degree. Their belief is supported by a Hawaii Supreme Court finding in 1998 and a subsequent US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruling, and we reveal those legal bombshells late in the chapter.

Between Japanese army records, international court hearings, eyewitness accounts and treasure finds throughout the Philippines over the decades following WW2, there seems to be more than enough substance to build a case for the existence of Yamashita’s Gold.

For more about Yamashita’s Gold, check out The Orphan Conspiracies on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J4MPFT6/

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Although eugenics flourished in Nazi Germany, the ideal of a blond-haired, blue-eyed master race wasn’t Adolf Hitler’s. In researching one of our books, we discovered that American eugenics policies inspired eugenics programs in Nazi Germany. If that’s not disturbing enough, during the early days of the Third Reich, American eugenicists publicly praised Hitler’s plans to introduce and enforce sterilization of “unsuitable people” and other such eugenics policies!


Auschwitz a symbol of Hitler’s eugenics program.

In Mein Kampf, Hitler credited America with helping formulate his ideas on eugenics, and he admitted he’d studied the laws of US states to familiarize himself with selective reproduction and other eugenics issues.

Funding also flowed from the US to Nazi Germany for eugenics programs. For example, The Rockefeller Foundation financed numerous German eugenics experiments, including one that Josef Mengele worked on before he carried out his notorious human experimentations in Auschwitz.

In America, eugenics often targeted minority ethnicities. Early last century, 31 US states legalized sterilization of those deemed genetically inferior, especially psychiatric patients. And Nobel-prize winning electronics pioneer, eugenics advocate and notorious racist, Dr. William Shockley, proposed to pay black persons with IQ’s lower than 100 a cash incentive of $1000 to have themselves sterilized.

We devote a chapter to the unsavory topic of eugenics in our book The Orphan Conspiracies. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J4MPFT6/

The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy Kindle Edition

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“These are stories that plead to be films!” That’s Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 reviewer Grady Harp’s assessment of the four epic novels in our FOUR HISTORICAL ADVENTURES box set.

Box set includes White Spirit, Into the Americas, World Odyssey and Fiji: A Novel.

Totalling 2935 pages, the novels include:

White Spirit (A novel based on a true story)

Into the Americas (A novel based on a true story)

World Odyssey (The World Duology, Book 1)

Fiji: A Novel (The World Duology, Book 2)

The above novels are all critically acclaimed and all available via Amazon as paperbacks and Kindle ebooks.

FOUR HISTORICAL ADVENTURES (White Spirit, Into the Americas, World Odyssey, Fiji: A Novel) has a 4.5 star review rating on Amazon. You can check out the reviews at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07X49D17B/

Producer enquiries regarding any or all these potential period films are most welcome!

Meantime do check out James’ behind-the-scenes clip of his directing debut movie Anno 2020 adapted from his recent release novel of the same name… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCndxcZbWFGcNQ76TLVSZaeg

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Underground knowledge (little-known events underreported or not usually reported by mainstream media) is the theme of our box set THE UNDERGROUND KNOWLEDGE SERIES I-V. It comprises the following five books:

GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ

ANTIGRAVITY PROPULSION: Human or Alien Technologies?

MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: The $ickness Industry, Big Pharma and Suppressed Cures

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE ENIGMA: J.D. Salinger’s Mind Control Triggering Device or a Coincidental Literary Obsession of Criminals?

INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$: The Global Banking Elite Exposed and the Case for Restructuring Capitalism

Other books in the series include:

BANKRUPTING THE THIRD WORLD: How the Global Elite Drown Poor Nations in a Sea of Debt

UNDERGROUND BASES: Subterranean Military Facilities and the Cities Beneath Our Feet

VACCINE SCIENCE REVISITED: Are Childhood Immunizations As Safe As Claimed?

All books in the series are available via Amazon and paperbacks and Kindle ebooks.

THE UNDERGROUND KNOWLEDGE SERIES I-V (Genius Intelligence / Antigravity Propulsion / Medical Industrial Complex / The Catcher in the Rye Enigma / International Banksters) by [James Morcan, Lance Morcan]

THE UNDERGROUND KNOWLEDGE SERIES I-V is exclusive to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0175CSWGY/

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History lovers will appreciate the book THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN JEWITT, the illustrated true story that inspired our epic novel Into the Americas. The book contains the complete diary entries English seaman John Jewitt made during his time as a captive of the Mowachahts of Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, in the early 1800s.

Jewitt was one of only two survivors when fierce warriors slaughtered twenty-five of his crewmates aboard the brig, the Boston, in Nootka Sound. More than two years of captivity followed.

Thanks to Jewitt’s fondness for the written word and his diligence in maintaining his diary entries throughout his captivity, we have been left with an intriguing insight into his life, and into the lives of First Nations people. His account is made all the more extraordinary by virtue of the fact that such interaction between whites and the tribes of the Pacific Northwest was virtually unheard of and certainly never before (and seldom since) written about in such detail.

The Adventures of John Jewitt, and the novel it inspired, are available via Amazon as paperbacks and Kindle ebooks. The link to the former is: https://www.amazon.com/ADVENTURES-JOHN-JEWITT-inspired-Illustrated-ebook/dp/B07C36WL37/

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Membership of our Underground Knowledge global discussion group on Goodreads, the Amazon-owned literary site for books, authors and readers, has cracked the 15,000 mark. This milestone reconfirms its status as one of the biggest and fastest-growing groups on the popular site.

Predictably, Coronavirus-related topics currently make up some of the group’s most popular discussion threads, the tenure of them indicating most Undergrounders are highly critical of the authorities’ handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and sceptical of the lockdowns and the hastily-approved vaccines being distributed to combat the disease.

A sample of our Covid-related discussion threads follows:

Are the lockdowns and quarantines about something more than just the virus?

The CFR (Case Fatality Rate) is not the all-important IFR (Infection Fatality Rate)

Is the 2020 Corona saga a psy-op? (Designed to modify human behaviour?)

Doctors and Medical Scientists with contrarian opinions on the new Coronavirus (please only include links to statements made by doctors, scientists and medical professionals)

Do you trust Bill Gates (AKA the unofficial world authority on Coronavirus measures)?

Can Tedros Adhanom (the WHO head honcho) be trusted?

Coronavirus-related books of interest

Is Coronavirus (COVID-19) a man-made lab creation?

“Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The Lion Sleeps No More!” (Naivety? OR: The uprising against the COVID World Order begins?)

More Covid-related topics at: CORONAVIRUS 

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Our Underground Knowledge group is open to everyone no matter your beliefs or nationality, and all viewpoints are welcome. Undergrounders (our members) come from many walks of life and include award-winning authors, everyday readers, teachers and students, historians, scientists, military and former intelligence personnel, conspiracy theorists and agitators, Christians and non-believers, Islamists and Buddhists, and a lot more. Y’all welcome!

If you are interested in our Underground Knowledge group come visit us at https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-underground-knowledge-a-discussion-group

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In WHITE SPIRIT (A novel based on a true story)  Irish convict John Graham is mistaken for a white spirit by primitive Aborigines after he escapes from Australia’s infamous Moreton Bay penal settlement. His is an epic tale!

White Spirit (A novel based on a true story) by [Lance Morcan, James Morcan]

Set in nineteenth century Australia, WHITE SPIRIT  is a sweeping yarn that encapsulates all the nuances of the southern continent’s unique history and provides detailed insights into the tribal life of First Australian (Aboriginal) peoples.

★★★★★ “Disturbing, brutal, honest, unputdownable. It is real, very, very real with fascinating characters at the helm. Very highly recommended! Both men and women will enjoy the story.” – ‘History and Women’ org.

★★★★★ “This is a tour de force of a book… every page and chapter is riveting.” –Amazon Reviews

★★★★★ “It kept me enthralled from start to finish” –Amazon Customer

WHITE SPIRIT  is available via Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LWIRH9J/

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Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, is the setting for our adventure novel Into the Americas. It was here that 19-year-old John Jewitt found himself captive after Mowachaht warriors attacked his ship and slaughtered his crewmates.

Here’s what Amazon reviewers are saying about Into the Americas (A novel based on a true story):

★★★★★  “An awesome tale!” -Great Historical Fiction Book Reviews

★★★★★  “Extremely well researched, the main character’s ‘coming of age’ is told with detached and stark brutality.” -Award-winning author Lee Murray

★★★★★  “Want a great historical fiction read? Here it is!” -Author Alice DiNizo

★★★★★ “VERY entertaining! Near impossible to put down.” -Amazon Reviews 

Into the Americas (A novel based on a true story) by [Lance Morcan, James Morcan]

Into the Americas is available via Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook.  http://www.amazon.com/Into-Americas-novel-based-story-ebook/dp/B00YJKM51E/

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In the action-romance short story A Gladiator’s Love  dashing Greek gladiator Leonidas is looking forward to fighting for his freedom in the Colosseum of Ancient Rome. That is until he learns who it is he must fight.

A Gladiator's Love by [Lance Morcan]

★★★★★ “Rich in flavor and fine characterizations, this novella makes for a fine winter evening’s read. Highly recommended.” –Amazon Hall of Fame Top 50 reviewer Grady Harp

Footnote: Did you know there were gladiatrix, or female gladiators, in Ancient Rome? And there is evidence to suggest they were honored as highly as their male counterparts. History suggests many of them were ‘high born’ women of means… I guess they bred ’em tough in those days!

A Gladiator’s Love is available via Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082S2MKN3/

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