Robert A. Miles's New Book Reveals the History of the American Southwest

The history of the Southwest is both colorful and exciting. The country was expanding. It was growing; there were many heroes, many battles and many tragedies. It was like a glass of water sitting in the frigid cold. It froze and began to expand, the expansion could not be stopped, and soon, the glass burst. The final results were predictable as well as inevitable.

A Growing Nation written by author Robert A. Miles takes a closer look at the history of the American Southwest from 1831 to 1889. During those times, the expansion of the country couldn't go east because of an ocean, it could only go west to the other ocean, and that it did. This collection is about the events that transpired during the mid to late 1800's as a direct result of that westward growth. It presents a chronological order by events and dates and is a true and revealing account of the American history of the Southwest.

Twenty-two years in the making, this book is the first printing of the R.A. Miles Collection of the Southwest history. It is a story of heroism and bravery of all the soldiers, but most of all, the men of the 8th, 9th, and 10th cavalries whom the Indians named the Buffalo Soldiers, the fiercest fighting army they were ever to face. All of them, from the highest rank to the lowest were slaves, runaway slaves, freed slaves who voluntarily offered their lives for a cause and for a country that they believed in and willing to die for. They all came west through the Underground Railroad, created by Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, While all the while being chased by Bounty Hunters and local Peace Officers for the reward money, while trying to reach an Army Fort in New Mexico. Most made it!

A Growing Nation recounts both favorable and adverse events that are needed to be told. It is a reality based history that will stir the interest of readers. As it shares an impartial and sometimes disconcerting portrayal of the expanding United States westward, it also constantly reminds everyone that history is not always pleasant, but that is how it transpired sometimes in those years in the American Southwest.

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About the Author

At a young age, Robert A. Miles joined the US military. While in the Air Force, he was stationed in New Mexico; afterwards attending the Eastern University of New Mexico where his interest was first piqued about the history of the Southwest. Later, they moved back to Rochester, NY, and his family expanded as well as his career interests and paths to include being a construction inspector, President and partner of ABC Iron Works, a tunnel Engineering Inspector and he also taught an "off campus" class on Political Strategy. After retiring for the third time, he is a part-time school bus driver and enjoys his growing family.

A Growing Nation * by Robert A. Miles
A History of the 1800's Southwest
Publication Date: October 31, 2013
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 515 pages; 978-1-4836-3566-8
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 515 pages; 978-1-4836-3567-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-3568-2

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