Meet the face behind the pages

Jeff Mckenna resides in a peaceful Southern Utah town amidst the red rocks that make up National Parks like Zion and Arches. He loves mountain biking over the brightly colored sandstone that surrounds him, as well as new trails he finds when he goes on cross-country RV trips with his wife. Along with reading entertaining historical fiction novels, Jeff believes a great way to learn to love America is by exploring her beautiful landscape and visiting cities and states from sea to shining sea. 

Jeff's love for his country is what has fostered his love for writing. Uncovering America's history can be messy, but Jeff dives in with both hands to uncover what lies hidden in our nation's past. He loves to reveal forgotten heroes and help them come alive for young Americans as they race through the pages of his historical fiction novel, Saving Dr. Warren... "A True Patriot"

 

Jeff would love to hear about the American heroes you've discovered as you've dived into history! 

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Jeffery J. McKenna's Reading List

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Novels

 

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, 1943

 

Bunker Hill, by Janet Tinney, 2000

 

The Secret of Sarah Revere, by Ann Rinaldi, 1995

 

My Brother Sam is Dead, by Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier, 1974

 

 

 

Dr. Joseph Warren Biographies

 

Dr. Joseph Warren – The Boston Tea Party, Bunker Hill, and the Birth of American Liberty, by Samuel A. Forman, 2012

 

Life and Times of Joseph Warren, by Richard Frothingham, 1865

 

Founding Martyr – The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution’s Lost Hero, by Christian Di Spigna, 2018

 

Joseph Warren – Physician, Politician, Patriot, by John Cary, 1964

 

 

 

History of Boston in 1770s

 

Rebel and Redcoats, by George F. Scheer and Hugh F. Rankin, 1957

 

In Their Own Words – Paul Revere, by George Sullivan, 1999

 

Bunker Hill – A City, A Siege, A Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick, 2013

 

Paul Revere and The World He Lived In, by Esther Forbes, 1942

 

Now We Are Enemies – The Story of Bunker Hill, by Thomas J. Fleming, 1960

 

1776, by David McCullough, 2005

 

Patriots – The Men Who Started the American Revolution, by A.J. Langguth, 1988

 

Igniting the American Revolution 1773-1775, by Derek W. Beck, 2015

 

The Battle of Bunker Hill, by Scott P. Waldman, 2003

 

Paul Revere and Freemasonry, by Edith J. Steblecki, 1985

 

 

September 11

 

No Day Shall Erase You – The Story of 9/11 as told at the National September 11 Memorial Museum, Michael R. Bloomberg and Alice M. Greenwald, 2016

 

The Survivor Tree: Inspired by a True Story, by Cheryl Somers Aubin, 2011

The Little Chapel That Stood, by A. B. Curtiss, 2003

 

 

World War II

 

With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa, by Eugene Sledge, 1981

 

Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 – Commemorating 75 Years, Time Magazine – Special Edition, 2016

 

The Battle of Okinawa – The Blood and the Bomb, by George Feifer, 1992

 

 

The Adams Family

 

John Adams, by David McCullough, 2001

 

Adams National Historical Park – Quincy, Massachusetts, by Caroline Keinath, 2008

 

John Quincy Adams, by Harlow Giles Unger, 2012

 

 

Books on Writing

 

The Elements of Style, by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White, 1979

 

On Writing – A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King, 2000

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