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About the Author

Robert J. Shade is is a former naval officer, whose career led to command of three ships, including a guided missile destroyer.  After leaving the service, he practiced tax and small business accounting in Northern Virginia.  He resides with his family in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

Robert earned a Bachelor’s Degree in American History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and  a Master’s Degree in Financial Management at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. He has previously authored non-fiction articles in military journals including The U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings.


Discover the Fascinating Artwork Depicting Life On North America’s Early Frontier


David Wright is an award winning artist who painted the cover image of Forbes Road, entitled Long Way From Home.  His other artwork of frontiersmen and Native Americans can be viewed at:

Pamela Patrick White’s   painting Up Against The Fence provides the banner for this website and the artwork for the rear cover of Forbes Road.  She paints on colonial, revolutionary war, Native American and a variety of other subjects.

Bryant White’s painting Time of War provides the cover for Conestoga Winter.  Bryant paints frontier artwork, military art, and scenes of colonial tradesmen.

 The website  for both Bryant and Pamela is:

Stephen Templeton drew the map Western Pennsylvania 1759-1763 which is shown in the front matter of the book and on the Historical Context page of this website.  He is a professional graphic artist who can be reached at:

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For a wide range of artwork on colonial, revolutionary war, Native American, and military subjects, we    recommend visiting Lord Nelson’s Gallery in Gettysburg, PA.  Their online address is: