Author: Jean C. O'Connor

Author of the forthcoming historical fiction novel, The Remarkable Cause: A Novel of James Lovell and the Crucible of the Revolution (Pub Date: February 16, 2021), Jean C. O’Connor often visited her grandmother’s house near Boston. Its historic plaque states that the Marquis de Lafayette made a speech from its steps following the Revolutionary War. She is a recipient of the NCTE High School Teacher of Excellence, 2018, and of the Montana Association of Teachers of English Language Arts Distinguished Educator award. For 37 years she was an English and History teacher and Literacy Coach in Montana. Visit her website:

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James Lovell: Schoolteacher, Prisoner, Patriot

James Lovell, delegate from Massachusetts to the Second Continental Congress and the Confederation Congress from 1777 to 1782, the only member of Congress to be continuously present during those years,[1] is known for being the Secretary for the Committee for Foreign Affairs; for his expertise in cryptography, earning him Edmund Burnett’s description of “decipherer extraordinary to […]

by Jean C. O'Connor