Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Founder for All Abraham Clark, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Abraham Clark doesn't have the stamina for farm life. Instead he starts his adult life as a land surveyor, then follows his passion of being a "poor man's counselor." Eventually his reputation as a fair and honest man who vocally supports Patriotism, leads him to Philadelphia where he signs the Declaration of Independence. This biographical story follows Abraham, and his home state of New Jersey, throughout the Revolutionary War and through the early formation of the new government. Abra's unending role in public service guaranteed the common man would receive fair treatment from his government.

Barb Baltrinic is a Kent State University M.Ed. graduate; a 35 year classroom teacher in the Akron Public Schools, and presently a full-time liaison for The University of Akron. She is a National Board Certified Teacher; has spoken at many state and national conferences; 17 published articles in educational magazines; national, state and local education award winner. She is the wife of Michael Baltrinic, a former teacher, and mother to two grown sons, Mike and Mark.
Barb's passion for writing this novel stemmed from being told throughout her childhood that she was a direct descendant of Abraham Clark.  Her research led Barb to write the novel which captures the life of Abraham Clark through childhood, family life, political life including signing the Declaration and facing constant fear that his family's lives were in jeopardy for his treasonous acts.  The novel not only focuses on Clark, but the entire Revolutionary War and the creation of the Constitution and Clark's role in protecting the rights of the common man.

Publication Date:
Dec 16 2012
1481271822 / 9781481271820
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Historical