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Tahoe authorandamp;#8217;s book to support military families

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TAHOE andamp;#8212; Hundreds of boating enthusiasts have purchased and used andamp;#8220;Captain Buckoandamp;#8217;s Onboard Cruising Guide to Lake Tahoeandamp;#8221; by Tahoe City resident Roger Paul Huff and sold by bookstores, marinas and other venues on the North Shore and in Truckee. In addition to many feature articles for websites and nationwide magazines, his other works include: A dictionary of nautical terms, a weather handbook, several collections of short stories, and a cookbook with famous recipes from around the world including Tahoe and even authentic ones from the Golden Age of Piracy.Huffandamp;#8217;s latest book is andamp;#8220;Journey of the Lost Princess.andamp;#8221; Growing up as an Army brat and his own naval service helped Huff personally and made him appreciate the contributions military members and their families routinely make to protect freedoms too many of us take for granted. To acknowledge their sacrifices, profits from sales of andamp;#8220;Journey of the Lost Princessandamp;#8221; will be donated to worthy charities that support these true American patriots, including Armed Services YMCA, Fisher House Foundation, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and more. The bookandamp;#8217;s main character is from a relatively small town, and leaves right after graduating high school to work in the big city. But pursuing a successful business career demands so much time she is forced to be content with listening to othersandamp;#8217; tales about visits to exotic places. A turning point occurs during a long-overdue vacation to Florida, where she discovers a cryptic message, about a secret to the universe, sheds some pent-up inhibitions, and is strangely attracted to a gold bar from a sunken Spanish treasure galleon. Curiosity eventually leads her to Machu Picchu, the mysterious lost city of the Incas. She is searching for excitement, but she isnandamp;#8217;t prepared for what she encounters there.andamp;#8220;Journey of the Lost Princessandamp;#8221; cleverly interweaves fiction and non-fiction, drawing upon history, years of research, and a lifetime of experiences. As the early chapters develop the main characters, readers are subtly drawn in. andamp;#8220;Journey of the Lost Princessandamp;#8221; contains its share of adventure and romance, along with fascinating insight into past cultures that transformed our world.What actually happened to ancient civilizations that seemed to vanish even more quickly than they arose from obscurity, and how could they have been conquered by cultures less advanced in many ways? How did they accomplish engineering feats that defy universal laws of physics, and were their secrets really lost to our modern world? These are just a few of the intriguing mysteries that will capture your attention in this book.Purchase copies of Huffandamp;#8217;s books directly from the publisher at http://www.iUniverse.com, through all major bookstores, or online from http://www.barnesandnoble.com and Amazon.com for a good read, Christmas present, and support men and women serving our country.andamp;#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com

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