Morgan's Mission

by Edward G. Schultz



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/11/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 396
ISBN : 9781410761132

About the Book

In this epic novel about the enterprising Mission Era of California, the author presents a compelling account of the courage of one “yankee”, who is cast among the Spanish padres, as they attempt to simultaneously satisfy the many demands of their government and their church.

Based largely on historic facts, the story tells of the arrival of the young “yankee”, of his unexpected impact on the padre’s endeavors, as well as on the culture of the Native Americans. It relates an intriguing story of the colorful and fascinating events, which ultimately lead to the entry of California into the union of the United States. By the use of interesting characterizations, many taken from actual history, the novel creates a powerful sense of involvement in this hectic period of history.

The novel’s main character, Charles Morgan, his marriage to the daughter of the Vice Governor, his involvement with several obsessive padres, including one having struggles with his own sexuality, will fascinate the reader. This novel is a “must read” for those who are history buffs, those fascinated by romantic tales, and those who enjoy stories of adventure. “Morgan’s Mission”, with its many facets, will please all.

About the Author

Edward G. Schultz was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Following graduation from High School he enlisted in the Army. After discharge he became a self-taught draftsman, then a sales technician and ultimately a sales manager.

In these occupations he was required to do much technical and proposal writing. He enjoyed these activities and found that he could combine this avocation with his love of history. Often having to travel to California for business reasons, he visited and studied the California Missions and their effect on history. He was surprised when one day he discovered the grave of a “Yankee” pioneer among the Spanish inhabitants of Mission Santa Barbara. This and other related historical facts led him to write “Morgan’s Mission.”