Mayor Michael J. Heitzler Studies History of Goose Creek in New Book

In his new book, "The Goose Creek Bridge: Gateway to Sacred Places" (published by AuthorHouse), author Michael J. Heitzler, Ed.D. explores the fundamental characteristics and epochal transitions of Saint James, Goose Creek Parish, a historically important neighborhood in American history.

Comprehensive and carefully documented, "The Goose Creek Bridge" divulges the social and political significance of a small section of South Carolina through the ages by introducing local personalities such as the Goose Creek Men who were seen as the tip of the spear for the British empire in North America and who impacted prevailing policies during a major turning point in colonial history.

"The characters and stories in the book are vibrant and the lessons are transferable to many other places," Heitzler says. "Nuances of everyday life in Goose Creek illuminate the relevant aspects of the varying eras from the Carolina frontier to the emerging institutions of the old south in the twentieth century."

Heitzler, a retired educator and current mayor of Goose Creek, set out to describe the history of the local community after realizing part of the story was missing.

"Local history," he notes, "is a window to a wider world reflected by better known places, people and players."

"The Goose Creek Bridge"
By Michael J. Heitzler, Ed.D.
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 318 pages | ISBN 9781477255391
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 318 pages | ISBN 9781477255407
E-Book | 318 pages | ISBN 9781477255384
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Michael James Heitzler earned a doctorate in education from the University of South Carolina. He is a Fulbright Scholar and a retired school administrator of the Berkeley School District in South Carolina. He has served as mayor of the City of Goose Creek since 1978. He is the author of "Historic Goose Creek, South Carolina, 1670-1980," published in 1983 by Southern Historical Press, Easley, S.C., and "Goose Creek, a Definitive History: Volume I," published in 2005 and volume II published in 2006, by the History Press, Charleston, S.C. The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce published his work, "George Chicken, Carolina Man of the Ages in 2011," and the City of Goose Creek and the South Carolina Historical Society published many of his articles.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry's only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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