Estel Murdock comes from Southern stock that settled in Abilene, Texas and Roswell, New Mexico. He has traced his ancestors from the hills of Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. He comes from real hillbillies and has a tendency to have a southern drawl, real Scotch-Irish. And like all southern Scotch-Irish, he is part Cherokee. He was encouraged to write by his sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Wright, in a Roswell elementary school, and has been writing ever since. His interests are in history, genealogy, science and math. His pen name is Tatum Este'l.

"What we are and what we can do with our intelligence and skills, our talents and abilities, belongs to everyone. We owe Life itself for who and what we are and what we can accomplish. We repay Life for what we have been given when we share. What we can do, what we can grow or manufacture, what we can create, any service we can give, and what we can teach, belongs to all mankind."

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Here is my library, the books I have written. You may browse through the books sliding up and down the list. By clicking on any one of them, it will come up in a pdf reader on your browser. From there you can read it or download it to read it at your leisure. I give my books free because of my philosophy as written above.

 

 

Konki is eight years old. It is his time to leave the village and find his manhood. He is guided by the old medicine man to choose his path in life. He chooses to follow the way of the eagle as the old man had before him. In order for him to enter that path, the old man has to trick Konki and death itself. So the old man has to pierce the boy with an arrow and leave it up to the Great Spirit to lead the boy out of the land of dreams into the light of reality as the old medicine man sees it. Konki's path takes him a continent away. The adventures he has returning to his home makes him into a man of knowledge, an apprentice who can take the old man's place.

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There was a peculiar and dynamic magic that came together with the mixture of the Lenape peoples of the Hudson River area and the superstitious Europeans. A little Indian boy by the name of Konki would be the bridge of these two magics. In order to see these prophesies fulfilled, he used the magic he was given by his masters and animal spirits he met to live hundreds of years into the future. He was told by The Master to protect this sacred record of his people buried in a hillside at the site of the last battle that destroyed the evil white people. To do this, he engaged a pirate and his sidekick, a Esopus Indian. A rumor was spread about buried pirate treasure. As the Europeans used their magic to look for it, the real treasure lay safe until the time was ripe when The Master raised up a young lad to translate it and give it back to its people. Only then could Konki rest with his ancestors.

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Sally was warned not to go out into the desert to find salvation, but she felt driven. She had left her job as a nurse in a mental hospital. She felt guilty about one of the patrons having escaped. She should have checked to see if all the doors had been locked. She wandered the city until, on the spur of the moment, she bought a bus ticket to California. She would go and visit her aunt. She didn't make it. On a lark, she stayed at a lonely restaurant and filling station, an impromptu Bus Depot, when everyone got out to get something to eat and go to the restroom. There was a sign in the window "Help Wanted." She was startled to see the missing mental patient running the place, but he had such an impact upon her and anybody else that arrived to work there that it changed her life. She would never be the same again, and it was devastating.

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A new family has moved onto the mountain. They come from the city and people don't like them, but they start out friendly enough, trying to be neighborly, but when the man in the family sets up a school and tries to teach the children of the area, that's when the trouble starts. Trouble also starts in the heart of a girl when she falls in love with the teacher's boy. Someone murders the lad, and the result of that starts the story.

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A ship is sent to the other end of the galaxy to check out a new type of engine. Garbled messages come back to Earth. Another ship is sent out to find the first one. It also crashes. The pilot's son has to beg, borrow and steal to get someone to go out and look for his dad. No one will do it, so he goes himself. He meets his dad half way who has the devil on his tail following him to earth. On that lonely planet, the second pilot found a man with a secret. Yes, he would help him repair his ship and get him going back to Earth, but the secret couldn't be held back. In fact, by following him back to Earth, there was danger for everyone. An apocalypse was on its way. Will he be able to save Earth?

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People wanted a change that would bring prosperity to the nation, do away with taxes and decentralize authority. L local people wanted to govern themselves. This book shows how to set up a people run government and fit it into an interesting story.
What happens when money fails? Do you have a plan? This is a story of one neighborhood that adopted the plan of a rogue politician that wanted to set up a union against the government. Money was eventually done away with and everyone had a federal government credit card. If you worked, you ate and had all the basic essentials of life for free. Everything was bought by the labor of your hands. You couldn't belong to the People's Union unless you swore allegiance to the Constitution of the United States. Everyone rolls up his sleeves and works to provide not for himself, but for his neighbor, with everything given free to the laborer and the laborer working as a volunteer. With everyone working together and being organized into a union, no one is in debt, not even the government.

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"Magrab" was the name of the planet. It was called "Ice" by the invaders who came with great icebergs from the heavens. Their coming during the time of the Swarm. The space ships carried guns and cannon and were heavily armed with missiles. Those missiles were made of ice. When they hit the planet, they filled the valleys with water.
The Northern Province was never conquered and prove d the metal of the invaders. A ruse was set in motion by sending a delegate to the Company in the Southern Province. The delegate was a beautiful woman, and Carl McDrew was chosen to speak to her. She proved his undoing, for he fell in love.
The Soul of the planet was a ring of trees on an otherwise desert planet. It held a secret that would  prove the undoing of both fish people and the invaders who wanted the wood.

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The year is 1782 and Revolutionary War with Great Britain is drawing to a close. Even after George Washington defeats Cornwallis at Yorktown, the fight is still raging across the Alleghenies. During the war, Daniel Boone persuaded many families to move into the Kintuck after it was made into a county called Kentucky by Virginia. Some of these families were the Goodnights, Longs, and Conways. This is their story, their settlements, how Detroit sent a regiment of redcoats and Indians to capture those Kentucky settlements, and how they were captured, marched to Detroit where some were sold as slaves, some lost their children to the Indians, some lost wives or husbands, their suffering and final release by Washington.

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The Great War came and destroyed the lives of everyone he held dear. All he had wanted to do was to go to work with his family and friends, but the factory was held by the union. Then the King's men came to take back the factory, and he was caught up in the fight. One of the King's knights asked if he wanted to join. He did, and off he went with the man in shining armor to become a squire and a soldier. On the battlefield he got lost from his company and woke up in a dark tower. There, he was consumed by the darkness. He found a way out and into an army hospital where he fell in love with the attending nurse. Was it true that he was a deserter, and that the family and girl that he had loved before the war was all imagined?  It was a dark dilemma. If only he could escape the darkness he might know the truth.

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Egyptus, the daughter of Ham, escaped with her family in the middle of the night from Mount Ararat, the landing place of the Ark of Noah. Only a little girl at the time, she learned to hate early when her childhood friend and companion Napsut was murdered by none other than Khan, the oldest man on Earth, the very one that was leading Ham to a higher civilization and to kingship, something he couldn't get from his father Noah. You need the priesthood to become a king, and Ham was denied that by his father. Ham's son Kana'an was cursed by Noah, so none of Ham's decendants would have right to the priesthood. But kingship and the high orders of civilization promised by Khan were wrested out of Ham's hands by intrigue and murder and by the high handedness of Egyptus.   The son of the brother and sister, Egyptus and Mitz-Ra was Pharoah. His mother was his wife. Her brother was her husband. And the little girl that everyone made fun of, Hathor, or Hat-Hor, the mother of Nimrod, became the lover of Egyptus. Civilization was founded on moral corruption and war. You can't have prosperity without war. It has always been so. Lucifer, the god of civilization commanded it.

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It is difficult for a person when she wakes up, looks in the mirror and does not recognize her face. In fact, the whole body did not belong to her. She picked it up by accident … car accident it seems. Now she remembers. After the car accident, she did see her body lying on the pavement. She had put it out of her mind, gathered her things up and went home. When her parents didn’t recognize her, and she saw herself in the mirror the first time after the accident, she ran off to a university in Arizona. There, she met a man who worked for the hotel she stayed in. It wasn’t love at first sight, but perhaps she could make him believe that, and maybe he could sort it out why she wasn’t in her right body. But it turned out that before he could help her, she was murdered four times in four different bodies. It is a strange tale. Hope you enjoy it.

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This is a story about a quilt handed down in the seventeen hundreds to a granddaughter Ruby who inadvertently gives it to another branch of the family, and from then on, it is handed down from one generation to another until today when another grandmother hands it down to her granddaughter. When a little girl, Ruby's parents, with her sister Myrtle, take them in a covered wagon toward Daniel Boone's settlement in Kentucky. The girls' parents are murdered while traveling along the road because they will not pay the Indian's toll. An old Indian adopts the two girl and raises them. Ruby, as a young woman takes the quilt she saved from the wagon, paints her story on the back of it, and hands it to another couple traveling west, but this time toward Alabama. The story progresses through the Civil War and beyond, telling the story of each family, their troubles and trials and love affairs.

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Welcome to the fourth edition. A lot of mistakes were corrected and new information was added. Introduction: Within a cube forty five degrees from or diagonally from one edge to the opposite edge is a wholly new geometry abandoned by modern mathematicians. It is the hexagonal plane. Starting with making the diagonal of a square unity instead of the square root of two, each side of the square becomes the reciprocal of the square root of two. Using this as a side of a cube, thus allowing the inner hexagonal plane to have unit sides, the volume of the cube becomes 2.828428. Comparing this with the natural volume of 3, there is a conversion factor of the square root of nine compared to eight (nine divided by eight), which is 1.06066. This little gem converts irrational results to rational or whole number units. This book is all about simplifying mathematics. It does away with the Pythagorean Theorem and Pi, for in a hexagonal coordinate system, or sixty degree coordinates, there is no need. The length of a line is simply z = x + y. No roots involved. The volume of a unit sphere is simply 5. For larger spheres, you multiply five by the second power of the radius. I have extended this study with an introduction of bivectors and trivectors and their usefulness to physics. I have shown that even calculus becomes simpler since the Pythagorean Theorem reduces down to r = x + y and integration reduces down the twice the second power of x. It is the counting of triangles instead of counting squares or rectangles. The fourth dimension can be seen in a tetrahedron, and an equilateral triangle contains the three dimensions of a Cartesian coordinate system. It's like a cube being flattened into a hexagon. It is all very interesting if you thought the works of Buckminister Fuller were interesting. After a couple of years reading his works I started understanding a few things and these few things I have written in this book, and it all turns mathematics into something simple. This is a work in progress, but I believe what I have written so far is worth your while.

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Pearl's story starts in Appalachia with her mother Tess falling in love and getting married to the preacher after her father kills her boyfriend. Pearl's growing up is tainted by the death of her little brother whom Tess morns over, making her forget the rest of her family. That shadow rules her life and ruins the relationship she has with her daughter Rachel and her husband who brings a mystery into the family to be solved by Rachel. The mystery concerns his affiliation with gangsters during the prohibition era and isn't solved until the end of the story. So enjoy the journey.

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