As I Like It!


MAY 16



A week ago I announced the publication of my first novel, Jake’s Revenge and a lot has happened. The cover design has been completed and I have embedded it in this post.

22903 FPP Jakes COVER

I announced that I would only have fifty books printed and would offer them as signed copies on a first come, first served basis. The book will be available as an e-book on Amazon, Nook and all of the other e-book providers. So far I have received orders for 16 books and request from 8 other folks who wanted me to reserve copy. That leaves 24 books available for purchase.

I’ve been asked why only fifty copies and the answer is simple, that’s the amount I will be allotted from the publisher’s printing source. I have found that more and more people are using electronic reading devices and the demand for printed books is dwindling. If you can’t beat em, join em.

You can order or reserve a signed copy of Jake’s Revenge by sending a check for $27.00 to

Tom Lawrence

456 10th Street So.

Opelika, AL 36801


the book to be mailed in June. Thanks for your support.



Football Helmets without face mask

Atomic Balm


Screw on metal cleats

The Single Wing


The winners get to write the history books and that’s only fair, but it is sometime deceiving. There are moments when two cultures meet head on and the outcome will decide which survives and dominates. History is filled with such decisive moments and historians love to play the what if game. What if Japan had won at Midway or if Lee’s great gamble with Pickett’s charge, had been successful?

Not every battle fought could be considered decisive, but many determined the course of mankind in its aftermath. This series will attempt to not only give an account of the battles, but also to examine the cultural, religious and political forces that caused the battle in the first place. Our civilization and our heritage might have been greatly altered if things had worked out differently.

I will start this series next week with an analysis of the battle between the Greeks and the Persians at Marathon in 490 BC.

Categories: As I Like It!

7 replies »

  1. Count me in, Tom. Let me know how to purchase.


    B. Lane Carrick

    100 Houston Street

    Mobile, AL 36606

    (901) 237-8441

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