James Munves

My Works

Cover, A Short Illustrated History of the United States from 1776 to 1964

A Short Illustrated History of the United States from 1776 to 1964
Lively story of mechanics, woodsmen, generals and poets, of farmers,lawyers and statesmen, seamstitchers, salesmen, millionaires, shoemakers, preachers, ditch diggers, trappers, mineboys and steamboat captains, of visionaries and schemers, prophets and pariahs, quoted from life, drawn or photographed by their contemporaries. (The more than 150 illustrations, many seldom, if ever, previously reproduced, are alone worth the price of the book.)

Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence.
"As absorbing as a superb drama or novel, Munves's reconstruction of 17 day in 1776 is wonder-filled reading for all ages.. .author researched all the happenings when Jefferson and other(s) . . .were slaving at the creation of the document that amounts to a birth certificate of the United States of America. . .altgered lines and substitutiopns draw the eya and the mind to discarded phrases...most impressive effect is . . .portrayal of complex character of Jefferson and of others invol ed inb a momentpous task." Publishers Weekly

The Kent State Coverup
The civil trial of Ohio National Guardsmen implicated in killing four and wounding nine students; trial testimony under oath reveals what actually happened. Written with plaintiffs lead attorney, Joseph Kelner, Esq.

Andes Rising
Thomas Cooper, a nuclear physicist, missing in Colombia, after joining a Peace Corps ornithological project, is sought by his motherís rabbi, who finds only Cooperís journal, relating his refusal to shoot a rare tanager. Is Cooper going mad? Is he dead? Or still somewhere among the birds of the Andes?

Selected Works

History,
A Short Illustrated History of the United States from 1776 to 1964
How the American people lived and worked, struggled for justice, and achieved world power
History
Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence.
changes in different drafts of declaration, draft by draft
The Kent State Coverup
about the shootings at Kent State University, May 1970
Fiction
Andes Rising
Missing nuclear physicist, exotic bird lore, puzzles of evolution, in a new heart of darkness.