April Madness! “Beachcomber Sea Shells of the Caribbean” – starting Kindle Countdown Sale 24 April, 2014!

The Beaches of the Caribbean and Florida are breezy and warm this time of the year and this is the ideal time to stroll the shores of your favorite island and pick up those beautiful and timeless treasures, the seas shells! So take along your Kindle with a copy of “Beachcomber Sea Shells of the Caribbean, and use the best set of pictorial keys on the market to classify and learn about that beauty you just picked up. Here’s a book suitable for the beginner, the student in the classroom and the advanced Conchologist. The 99 cent sale begins at 8AM on the 24th of April and, No Fooling, you’ll get the best deals on this book for the next week as we count down the 7 days to get back up to full Kindle price by the end of the month. Tell everybody you know about this great opportunity!Image

Kindle Countdown for “Rough Enough” begins at 8AM April 24!!>))

Get your best buys on my Civil War book, “Rough Enough” beginning with 99 cent Kindle Countdown sale starting April 24!

“Rough Enough” will hold you enthralled with Richard Clow’s letters to his sisters as he fights at Petersburg during the final bloody days of the Civil War. You will then be transported to the frontier forts  of Montana where he battles against the Montana cold and the best light mounted Infantry of the world, Sitting Bull’s Sioux.   Follow him to rough and ready Deadwood at the time of Wild Bill’s demise as he strikes it rich in the gold fields. Re-blog this to your friends who will enjoy a new personality from the Civil Wart to the Frontier.  Image


Out of the SLUMP! Updating Amazon! Hawk-Wing Conch!

At long last I seem to be out of the SLUMP! Wow! I never knew how much time and energy having a small dog could take, and how much energy a 14 week old Welsh Terrier could have! I happen to be a very distractible person and a jet propelled chewer of computer and mouse cords can really drive one to the wall, not to mention the sewing room to replace those chewable little buttons that seem to hold the sofa cushions together.

So today has been a success – updating my information for “Beachcomber Seashells of the Caribbean” on my author page for Amazon as well as putting in four hours of mowing fields and burning my big winter burn pile. I think I’ll sleep well tonight!DSCN8456

Here’s a nice photo of a Hawk-Wing Conch of the Family Strombidae, Strombus raminus (Gmelin, 1791) found from Florida to Brazil and similar to one mentioned in my book.

Check it out!

The Art Forger: by Barbara A. Sahpiro: Oh! What a Glorious Occupation!

Barbara A. Shapiro’s Novel “The Art Forger” Takes you where few have gone with a twist for mystery, love and adventure in art!

If you want to read a work that is right up there with the “Thomas Crown Affair” (book and film) then you need to read this book! Barbara Shapiro has done us a service by taking the history and techniques of art forgery and spinning them around Clair Roth, a “want to be” artist who just can’t find her niche. Then the inspiration of doing what she does best, comes to the forefront when her expertise as a copier of Degas paintings is needed to make a copy of what appears to be a fake Degas to her, yet has been the center of attraction  at the Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston for nearly a century until it was stolen.

Now Clair becomes embroiled in the mystery of the stolen painting “After the Bath” by Degas coupled with the secretive love life of Isabel Stewart Gardener and her will which destroyed all but a few links to he long ago affair with the great painter Degas.

You’ll walk away from this book wanting to know more about the Dutch forger Han van Meegeren who was required to repaint a forgery to prove that he should not be executed for selling a Dutch national treasure to the Nazis during WWII. You’ll think about buying that special big oven to bake your paintings in at 248 degrees to speed up your oil paint layering and your own forging process. You will fall in love with girl who is seeking her true calling in life and talent and the man she truly loves.

Buy it! Read it!     

Beachcomber Sea Shells of the Caribbean – the Proof book is on my table!


Here’s the front cover for the new Book!  Wow, editing was a nightmare with all of the minutia of page numbers and references, but it’s done and on the way.  Paper version first on Amazon and then the Kindle should be ready in a couple of days after that.  Finally, I’m going to work with one of the e-pub places to get the interactive book done so you can shoot around the book on your tablet while you’re cruising the beach as well!  Should be on the shelves for Amazon next week! Enjoy!


Ten Billion: by Stephen Emmott – Oh! Boy! Is the Population Bomb Ever Going to Get Us!>(



Here’s a MUST READ for everyone who has been interested in the population explosion since back in the early ZPG days of the 60’s when we all went out and got contraceptives and had vasectomies  (on in many cases only thought about)  to try to hold down the world population explosion and the  trend towards the inevitable population crash that is still to come.  www.fqacebook.com/TenBillionBook

Guess what all you reproducing guys and gals, the biological doomsday clock is still ticking and the outlook still doesn’t look good for the outcome of the overpopulated lemmings or their fast breeding mammal cousins the humans. 

When a top scientist working in the field, Stephen Emmott says essentially “We’re fucked,” we better believe it.  The book may be short and sweet, but that’s what life may be like by 2050. Read it and weep.

The population biology class you had back in the 1960’s really was correct! Some of us from then may actually see it in our lifetime – if I get to 2044 (fingers crossed?). Here’s the gist of what population biology says you’ll have to do!

    You have one of two possibilities to ensure your DNA has the best chance of survival in the world of the future:

A. put all your parenting and $$$ into a very few kids who will grow up to have lots of $$$ and be dominant in the world because you have the dough to do it, and they will buy their way into survival (think the P, Getty’s of the world)

— OR — !>)) try this!

B. You can do as the rabbits, bees, starfish, corals … do, and that is broadcast your DNA to the maximum (think G. Khan in Asia) and your DNA or some of it will likely survive the crash in the form of whatever species follows us – Heaven forbid evolution in humans is going to happen!

    The outcome is going to be obvious from Stephen Emmott’s stats and discussion. We’ve already made our choice as humans that there will be a population crash.  Now you sort it out on the individual level!

Read the book it needs to be out in the open and discussed!

Rough Enough: The best in Civil War History – Backwith Amazon! The Red Border Cover!

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Back at last!      Worldwide Distribution!      In Better Format!    Better Font!

Through Kindle Direct Publishing and Create Space

ISBN# 9781494257668

See: http://www.amazon author/rickmcbee for more details!

With a page of quotes from some of the Reviewers!

You will Read this like it was your favorite adventure story – only It’s True History!

The Union Troops at Petersburg – What they saw!

Take a good look at the Header above on this page!

If you were one of the Union troops in the 56th Massachusetts like Richard Clow in 1865, you’d have been looking out over the top of sand bags and trenches to the grassy slops beyond from which you would have expected the Confederate troops to come. In the distance you see the Chemin de Frises (Fresian Horses) named after the early cavalry stoppers invented by the Fresians in Europe. These logs, chained together with their projecting sticks would prevent a massed cavalry charge across the open field.  By the time the cavalry managed to cut the connecting chains and roll the obstacles out of the way, and momentum and surprise would be lost and they would be stationary on the field directly in front of the cannon and musket fire. Even infantry had a hard time getting past these obstacles. Note that once across the field the Infantry or cavalry would still have another big obstacle slowing them down in any frontal assault on this small fort (very similarly built to the one Richard Clcow occupied, Fort Alexander Hayes). That obstacle was the line of  “Abatis” (sharpened stakes and or bushes pointing directly out from the sides of the mud trench that needed to be crossed by the troops in assault. Note the sandbags and wickerwork holding mud walls that also protect the defending troops. A pretty formidable obstacle course, don’t you agree?

The Best Civil War Buff’s Christmas Gift!

The Best Civil War Buff's Christmas Gift!

Here’s the best Christmas Gift you could give to your Civil War Buff Sweet Heart!

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