Margaret O’Brien publishes book

9/1/2008:

Happy Labor Day, everyone!

With Hoboken schools starting up this week, uptown residents will once again have the pleasure of seeing 11th Street crossing guard Margaret O’Brien keeping the intersection safe again this year.

When you see her, be sure to congratulate her on her latest book “Veritas, Columbus” getting published! It’s available at Amazon.com.

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Veritas, Columbus

margaret-obrien-veritas-columbus.pngAristotle proved that the world was round, pointing out during an eclipse that the earth cast a spherical shadow on the moon. Plato popularized the idea and the new and growing schools of Science and Philosophy of the times promoted this concept. Therefore, a full nine centuries before 1492, it became generally conceded by the majority of the educated populace that our earth was not a flat place. Consider the historical flavor of the old world. It was the age of adventure on the high seas. Harbors were crowded with newly built and fitted ships, all aimed and directed with enthusiasm and readiness to “find” new worlds. Unknown seas were beckoning to adventurers to be explored. Tremendous profit was also an added enticement.

The shores of most civilized countries rebounded and echoed with tales of cities of Gold, and strange races of men. Arabians had already improved the construction of ships, and shipbuilding became a tool of the century. Slavery was also becoming profitable as well as fashionable in the new world. High seas adventures spawned pirates, privateers and politicians. Myriads of sea voyages were captained by heroic worthy seafarers too numerous to mention. Captains were numberless, and only a few were marked in place for history. It was a time of historical confusion for the masses, and many brave souls vied and died for their reputations as heroes. In a political move to uncomplicate historical confusion for the masses, one hero, one name, was chosen from many: Christopher Columbus.

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6 Comments on "Margaret O’Brien publishes book"


Margaret
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8 years 26 days ago

Thank you for the plug on the book. I worked hard on it, it is number four.
Hoboken Captains, Fore and Aft…
The Gressel Pendant
The Julian Coin
and
Veritas Columbus
Aristotle did a science experiment during an eclipse to try to explain the shape of our world, and nobody believed him.
To my critic who doesn’t like the book, don’t read it, there are plenty of people who will. ( always there are critics!)
Incidentally Hoboken history can be found on a web page fullmoonoverhoboken.com and follow the compass, that is free and can be criticized also. It is our history sanctioned by the GOVERNMENT of HOLLAND/ TWO FULL BOOKS…FREE..
FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE…I love HOBOKEN …..
Margaret

darrinobrien
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darrinobrien
8 years 26 days ago

Hi krewedetat:
The hat says “America” and has a big iconic map of the US. It definitely does not say “Obama”.
Regards- DO

HHoney
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HHoney
8 years 27 days ago

Who wrote the intro: Aristotle proved that the world was round, pointing out during an eclipse that the earth cast a spherical shadow on the moon. Plato popularized the idea and the new and growing schools of Science and Philosophy of the times promoted this concept. Therefore, a full nine centuries before 1492 . . .

Aristotle died in 322 BCE, which is 1812 years before 1482. That’s 18 centuries, not nine.

I’m also not sure how “Slavery was also becoming profitable as well as fashionable in the new world” before Christopher Columbus.

I hope the book is better than the intro.

Best of luck Margaret.

krewedetat
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krewedetat
8 years 27 days ago

Is that an Obama hat Margaret is wearing? I thought she was a hard-core Hillary supporter.

truth1
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truth1
8 years 27 days ago

Good Luck Margaret! Your luck is the result of hard work.

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