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Welcome to my author website, which contains the latest information about my non-fiction writings, which started with a biography of the actress Jean Arthur in 1997, published by Limelight Editions. The year 2014 saw publication of two new books: American Queen, a biography of Kate Chase, a Civil War-era socialite and political hostess; and An All-American Murder, about a notorious cold case homicide in Columbus, Ohio in 1975. The former, published by Da Capo Press, is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other sites, and the latter is a free e-book available on Scribd as well as Google Books. My latest book, published in November 2016 by Da Capo, is a biography of American Revolutionary war hero and guerrilla fighter Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox.” He was the subject of a Walt Disney television series in the late 1950s-early 1960s and the inspiration for the Mel Gibson film "The Patriot."

I can be reached at mrjro33@gmail.com. Thank you for visiting!   - John


NOW AVAILABLE: THE SWAMP FOX

by John Oller

"Not only a new Francis Marion, but a new American Revolution emerges from these riveting pages. Best of all, John Oller has performed this feat with solid, totally convincing research. This is a book that every American will learn from—and enjoy."

—Thomas Fleming, bestselling author of The Great Divide

 

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OTHER BOOKS BY JOHN OLLER:

"Beautiful, brilliant, and wildly ambitious, Kate Chase was a master of political intrigue and behind-the-scenes power in an era when women were told to be seen and not heard. A terrific work of historical research and reconstruction, American Queen follows her fascinating but forgotten life to tell the story of the Civil War and its scandalous aftermath—its assassinations, impeachments and sexual hijinks—from an entirely fresh perspective." - Debby Applegate, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher

"Beautiful, brilliant, and wildly ambitious, Kate Chase was a master of political intrigue and behind-the-scenes power in an era when women were told to be seen and not heard. A terrific work of historical research and reconstruction, American Queen follows her fascinating but forgotten life to tell the story of the Civil War and its scandalous aftermath—its assassinations, impeachments and sexual hijinks—from an entirely fresh perspective."

- Debby Applegate, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher

"A tragic, fascinating story well-told." - Greg Victor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"A tragic, fascinating story well-told."

- Greg Victor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Every time I think I’ve read all there is to read about vintage Hollywood, I’m disarmed and delighted to find original and important new books on the subject. Jean Arthur: The Actress Nobody Knew [is] among the best I’ve read in years." - Leonard Maltin, film critic

"Every time I think I’ve read all there is to read about vintage Hollywood, I’m disarmed and delighted to find original and important new books on the subject. Jean Arthur: The Actress Nobody Knew [is] among the best I’ve read in years."

- Leonard Maltin, film critic


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