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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James Martin  

Pen Name: James Conroyd Martin

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


-- Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/pages/James-Conroyd-Martin-Author/29546357206
-- Website -- http://www.JamesCMartin.com
-- James Martin on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=james+martin

E-Mail: -- JMartin@MarianCHS.com


Illinois Connection

Martin lives in Chicago and is an English and creative writing teacher at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He holds degrees from St. Ambrose and DePaul Universities.

Biographical and Professional Information

Martin is a teacher and the award-winning author of ''Push Not the River'', a novel based on the actual diary of a countess who lived through the rise and fall of Poland's Third of May Constitution in 1790s. and ''Against a Crimson Sky'', which continues the family saga into the Napoleonic era.


Awards


-- Gold Medal from the American Institute of Polish Culture for ''Push Not the River'' & ''Against a Crimson Sky''
-- James was honored at the 2004 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Against a crimson sky
ISBN: 9780997894561. OCLC Number: 1050130250

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AGAINST A CRIMSON SKY tells the interrelated stories of four characters in the aftermath of the violent dissolution of Poland in 1794 and culminates in the doomed 1812 winter march into Russia. Countess Anna Maria Berezowska has finally married her true love, Jan Stelnicki, but life is anything but ideal. Not long into their union, Jan takes to the battlefield in the hopes of ensuring a sovereign Poland for his children. Meanwhile, his best friend on the front lines continues to pine for Anna's cousin, Zofia, but she has her sights set a little higher, on the emperor Napoleon.

Against a crimson sky /
ISBN: 0312326831. OCLC Number: 271867113

Thomas Dunne Books,. .

General Adult. In the aftermath of Polands violent 1794 dissolution and his marriage to the countess Anna Maria Berezowska, Jan Stelnicki enlists in the military to help ensure a sovereign nation for his children, while his best friend despairs of a relationship with Annas cousin, who has her sights set on the emperor Napoleon. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Push not the river /
ISBN: 0312311532. OCLC Number: 57442149

Griffin/Thomas Dunne,. .

The portable medieval reader
ISBN: 0140150463. OCLC Number: 2818479

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Compiles some of the notable writings of medieval times, arranged by topic. Includes a chronological table, 10501500.

The Warsaw conspiracy
ISBN: 9780997894547. OCLC Number: 986498276

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Martin's passionate saga of Poland and its long struggle for autonomy continues in The Warsaw Conspiracy. Here he examines the dreams and heartbreak of a brave insurrection against the Russian czars and the rise of Josef Stelnicki, one of those thrilling military warriors, uniquely Polish, called hussars.--Publisher.

The Warsaw conspiracy /
ISBN: 0615741916. OCLC Number: 822993810

Hussar Quill Press,. .

"Martin's passionate saga of Poland and its long struggle for autonomy continues in The Warsaw Conspiracy. Here he examines the dreams and heartbreak of a brave insurrection against the Russian czars and the rise of Josef Stelnicki, one of those thrilling military warriors, uniquely Polish, called hussars."--Publisher.