Lloyd Harnishfeger is a retired educator, having taught all levels, from kindergarten through college and adult. His hobby is the collection and study of ancient American Indian artifacts, many of which are personal finds from a river valley near his home. His other published works include “Hunters of the Black Swamp”, “Prisoner of the Mound Builders”, “The Collector’s Guide to American Indian Artifacts”, “The Kid Who Couldn’t Miss”, “Black Swamp Wolf”, “Tom Bluefoot, General ”Mad” Anthony Wayne and The battle of Fallen Timbers”, “Tom Bluefoot, Chief Tecumseh, and the War of 1812”, “Treasure On Beaver Island” and some six educational work-texts for the teaching of listening skills. He was instrumental in starting the first gifted educational program in the Putnam County Schools, and was named Educational Supervisor of the Year during his tenure as Middle School Supervisor. He finished his career as Curriculum Director in the Putnam County [Ohio] School System. His wife, Marjorie is a retired music teacher, and their one daughter teaches piano at Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio.
In addition to her remarkable activities as an emancipator and leader of escaping slaves, Harriet Tubman was an army nurse and Union spy.
Nicknamed “The General” she acted as an advisor to the officers as they led campaigns against Rebel forces in the South.
An illiterate former slave, she lived an amazing life of action, adventure, and true compassion. She led over forty escaped slaves to freedom while dodging “slave catchers” and those who could turn her in to the authorities.
Rather than simply another biography, HARRIET TUBMAN, CONVERSATIONS WITH AN AMERICAN HEROINE uses imagined conversations with her relatives and friends , as now in her eighties she recalls various incidents before, during, and after the Civil War.