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Clifford Lindsey Alderman, born in 1900 in Springfield, Illinois, graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1924. He did graduate work in chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but spent only a short time in chemistry and engineering fields. He served on the staffs of naval units at Columbia University, Holy Cross College and Millsaps College during World War II, eventually commanding an officer training school at Middlebury College in Vermont. After the war, he worked as an editor and did public relations for shipping and foreign trade industries.

An avid student of American history, Alderman wrote historical novels for adults, and both fiction and nonfiction for young adults. He wrote under his full name, Clifford Lindsey Alderman, as a sentimental tribute to his mother, whose maiden name was Lindsey. Alderman believed that his mother could have become a fine novelist in her own right were it not for her family responsibilities and death at a relatively young age. He also believed that his own interest in the American colonial and Revolutionary periods was a natural occurrence since he was a direct descendant of John and Priscilla Alden and had two ancestors who fought in the American Revolution.

Alderman believed in the importance of visiting the places of which he wrote. He and his wife, Mildred, traveled extensively in their native New England, and took repeated research trips to Canada, England, Ireland, France, and the Caribbean.

The Aldermans lived most of their married life in Seaford, New York, close enough to Manhattan for him to do weekly research at the New York Public Library. The beauty and warmth of Florida appealed to them by their retirement years, however, and they moved to an adult community in Pinellas Park, Florida in the mid-1970s. Cliff Alderman died in 1988 at the age of 86.His books include many historical novels as well as fiction and nonfiction books.

By organizing his books in a sequential manner the reader is able to establish changes through time. After reading any one of Alderman's many books it is obvious what he is trying to get across because he reiterates his thesis many times throughout the entire book. His unique writing style keeps the reader engaged throughout the book, he accomplishes this by adding interesting details. What truly make his books successful is that he does not just list facts but rather he seems to turn facts into a story.Annie Oakley and the World of Her Time (1979)

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Total Books: 35
Symbols of magic Amulets and talismans
1977 - Symbols of Magic Amulets and Talismans (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780671328375
ISBN-10: 0671328379
Genre: Children's Books

The Dark Eagle The Story of Benedict Arnold
1976 - The Dark Eagle the Story of Benedict Arnold (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780027002102
ISBN-10: 0027002101
Genre: Children's Books

The Colony of Connecticut
1975 - The Colony of Connecticut [1st Book of] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780531027738
ISBN-10: 0531027732

Colonists for Sale The Story of Indentured Servants in America
1975 - Colonists for Sale the Story of Indentured Servants in America (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780027002201
ISBN-10: 0027002209

Witchcraft in America
1974 - Witchcraft in America (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671326869
ISBN-10: 0671326864

Rum Slaves and Molasses
1974 - Rum Slaves and Molasses (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780561002057
ISBN-10: 0561002053

Great Invasion Norman Conquest of 1066
1973 - Great Invasion Norman Conquest of 1066 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780561001487
ISBN-10: 0561001480
Genres: Children's Books, History

Bloodred the roses the Wars of the Roses
1973 - Bloodred the Roses the Wars of the Roses (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780561001722
ISBN-10: 0561001723

Golden Century
1973 - Golden Century (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780561001647
ISBN-10: 0561001642

Death to the King The story of the English Civil War
1973 - Death to the King the Story of the English Civil War (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780561001654
ISBN-10: 0561001650

Osceola and the Seminole wars
1973 - Osceola and the Seminole Wars (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671326265
ISBN-10: 0671326260

Bloodred the roses The story of the Wars of the Roses
1971 - Bloodred the Roses the Story of the Wars of the Roses (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780671323752
ISBN-10: 067132375X

A cauldron of witches The story of witchcraft
1971 - A Cauldron of Witches the Story of Witchcraft (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780671324490
ISBN-10: 0671324497
Genre: Children's Books

Rum Slaves and Molasses The Story of New England's Triangular Trade
Rum Slaves and Molasses the Story of New England's Triangular Trade (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780027002300
ISBN-10: 0027002306

Royal Opposition The British Generals in the American Revolution
Royal Opposition the British Generals in the American Revolution (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780027002409
ISBN-10: 0027002403

The Rhode Island Colony
The Rhode Island Colony (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780027002508
ISBN-10: 0027002500

Annie Oakley and the World of Her Time
Annie Oakley and the World of Her Time (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780027002706
ISBN-10: 0027002705
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books
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The Story of the Thirteen Colonies
The Story of the Thirteen Colonies (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394804156
ISBN-10: 0394804155

Flame of Freedom
Flame of Freedom (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780561001470
ISBN-10: 0561001472

The war we could have lost The American Revolution
The War We Could Have Lost the American Revolution (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780590073004
ISBN-10: 0590073001

The devil's shadow The story of witchcraft in Massachusetts
The Devil's Shadow the Story of Witchcraft in Massachusetts (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671292997
ISBN-10: 0671292994

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