Jack W. Lewis

Author and Engineer

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Page last modified: August 09 2018.

Storm Coming
A novel of the Civil War in western Virginia

Jack W. Lewis. Click here to view a slideshow presentation. This past June I made a book signing tour in West Virginia to help celebrate their 155th aniversary of Statehood. The presentation was titled "Birth Pains of a State" and was based on the research I did before writing Storm Coming. The presentation was 42 minutes long. I've posted it on YouTube in five parts. The firt part is a 5-minute introduction to this inspiring subject, prepared by my wife Carol Lewis and narratd by her.

Also notice in the right column above the book cover image is a link to the book trailer video I created for Storm Coming. Please send me any comments you might have on both of these videos.

I am now writing Volume 2 of the exploits of Alexander J. Swaney. Working title: Riding with Buford. I am hoping to release that volume in early January 2019. I'll keep you posted.

I mentioned in my last update to this column that AJ served in the Union cavalry from 1861 to 1864 and was an orderly for General John Buford, famous for choosing and holding the high ground at Gettysburg on the first day of the 3-day battle that most historians believe was the turning point of the Civil War.

I started my research for Volume 2 by reading the three books by Shelby Foote (each about 1400 pages long). I suspect most people interested in the Civil War believe the 3 day battle at Gettysburg was the turning point in the war. Now I am not so sure. On July 4th, the day following the retreat of Lee's Armry from Gettysburg, the battle for Vicksburg was won by US Grant. Unlike at Gettsyburg, where Lee's Army escaped to Virginia with the remainder intact, all 30,000 men of Lt. Gen. Pemberton's Confederate army surrendered. The Vicksburg victory led to Lincoln recalling Grant to the east where Grant would finally have Lee's entire Confederat army surrender. So which battle was the turning point of the war? I think Vicksburg. I'll post more interesting details on this subject on my blog.

My Books
 

Click to view a 2 minute Book Trailer video

Storm Coming Cover The book is available at:

Createspace in Print Book format.
Price: $15.95
Amazon in Print Book format.
Price: $15.95

Amazon in Kindle eBook format.
Price: $9.99
Apple iBookstore in iBooks format.
Price: $9.99p
Barnes & Noble in Nook ePUB format.
Price: $9.99
Kobo in Kobo ePUB format.
Price: $9.99



A History of Joseph Paul Lewis Cover The book is available at:

Amazon in Kindle ebook format.
Price: $4.99













Math on Kindle Cover The book is available at:

Amazon in Kindle format.
Price: $0.00 (Kindle Unlimited), $2.99











Math on Kindle Cover The book is available at:

Amazon in Kindle format.
Price: $2.99













Feedback Control Systems Demystified Cover The book is available at:

Amazon in Kindle format.
Price: $9.99

Apple iBookstore in iBooks format.
Price: $9.99












Modeling Engineering Systems Cover The book is available at:

Amazon in Kindle format.
Price: $9.99

Apple iBookstore in ePUB format.
Price: $9.99