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The Remarkable Cause

by Jean C. O'Connor

The Remarkable Cause: A Novel of James Lovell and the Crucible of the Revolution is a historical fiction novel based on primary source research. It tells a true story of James Lovell, a teacher at the Boston Latin School during the years leading up to the first armed conflicts of the Revolutionary War. 

The Remarkable Cause: A Novel of James Lovell and the Crucible of the Revolution

A Novel of James Lovell and the Crucible of the Revolution

COMING SOON ~ Congress's Cryptographer: 

A Novel of James Lovell and the American Revolution

Medal Public Service James Lovell breaking British Codes
Medal for National Service to James Lovell for work in Ciphers in Revolutionary War

Congress's Cryptographer is the story of James Lovell's five years in Congress during the Revolution. The nation's first Foreign Affairs Secretary, he creates ciphers and breaks British cipher, giving the Americans an edge in the game of security played against the British.

The National Security Agency has recognized James Lovell's contribution to security during the American Revolution by honoring him in the Cryptologic Hall of Honor.

Induction James Lovell into Cryptologic Hall of Honor, National Security Agency

Jean was present to receive the award for James Lovell from Director General Paul Nakasone.

Congress's Cryptographer: A Novel of James Lovell and the American Revolution

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Jean C. O'Connor

Jean C. O'Connor

Author, Speaker, Literacy Coach, Teacher
National Council of Teachers of English High School Teacher of Excellence

Praise

I enjoyed the characters and historical accuracy of the story. You’ve made the events ‘come alive’ through your excellent writing. Through the descriptive language, I could see, hear, and feel the excitement and tension of the era.”

Beverly Ann Chin, Ph. D., Past President, National Council of Teachers of English, Chair, Department of English, the University of Montana

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Harvard Houghton

Primary

Research

Great Historical Fiction Demands Authenticity

Through primary source research at institutions such as Harvard Houghton Library, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Nova Scotia Archives, and Cornell University Rare Manuscripts, the author has brought the story of James Lovell alive.

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