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Maybury, Richard J. 1946–

Maybury, Richard J. 1946–

(Rick Maybury, Uncle Eric)

PERSONAL: Born October 10, 1946, in Hamilton, OH; son of Anthony J. and Ruth M. (Wellinghoff) Maybury; married Marilyn N. Williams (a salesperson), August 7, 1967. Education: California State University at Sacramento, B.S. Politics: Libertarian. Religion: Deist. Hobbies and other interests: Travel, skeet shooting, reading, snorkeling.

ADDRESSES: Office—Henry Madison Research, Inc., Box 84908, Phoenix, AZ 85071.

CAREER: Writer. Henry-Madison Research, Phoenix, AZ, president, 1982–; Moneyworld, former global affairs editor. Has also worked as a teacher and building contractor. Military service: U.S. Air Force, 1967–71; served in Central and South America; became sergeant.

WRITINGS:

Precious Metals, Politics, and Paper Money, Bramble (Putney, VT), 1978.

Common Sense for the 1980's, Jefferson Publishing (Lansing, MI), 1981.

Investment Frauds, Cons, and Rip-Offs: Secrets of the Trade, Investment Publishing Group (Winter Park, FL), 1984.

How You Can Strengthen Your Sales and Profits, Henry-Madison Research (Orangeville, CA), 1986.

Strengthen Your Sales Fast with the BCM Strategy, Henry-Madison Research (Orangeville, CA), 1990.

The Coming Soviet Civil War, Henry-Madison Research (Orangeville, CA), 1990.

How You Can Find the Best Investment Advice, Henry-Madison Research (Orangeville, CA), 1992.

You Can Profit from the Injection Effect, Henry-Madison Research (Orangeville, CA), 1992.

Also author of The Injection Effect; author of newsletter Early Warning Report, 1990–. Global affairs editor, Moneyworld, 1986–89; editor of newsletter Richard Maybury's U.S. and World Early Warning Report for Investors. Contributor to periodicals, including Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Personal Finance, Money & Politics, Financial Security Digest, Hume Money-letter, International Advisor, Washington Times, and Sacramento.

"UNCLE ERIC" SERIES; FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? For Students, Business People, and Investors: A Fast, Clear, and Fun Explanation of the Economics You Need for Success in Your Career, Business, and Investments, Bluestocking Press (Placerville, CA), 1989, 5th edition, 2004.

Whatever Happened to Justice?, Bluestocking Press (Placerville, CA), 1993, revised edition, edited by Jane A. Williams, 2004.

"Uncle Eric" Talks about—Personal, Career, and Financial Security, Bluestocking Press (Placerville, CA), 1994, 2nd edition, edited by Jane A. Williams and Kathryn Daniels, Bluestocking Press (Placerville, CA), 2004.

Evaluating Books: What Would Thomas Jefferson Think about This?: Guidelines for Selecting Books Consistent with the Principles of America's Founders, Bluestocking Press (Placerville, CA), 1994, 2nd edition, 2004.

Are You Liberal? Conservative? or Confused?, Bluestocking Press (Placerville, CA), 1995, 2nd edition, 2004.

Ancient Rome: How It Affects You Today, Bluestocking Press (Placerville, CA), 1995, 2nd edition, 2004.

The Clipper Ship Strategy: For Success in Your Career, Business, and Investments, Bluestocking Press (Placerville, CA), 1997, revised edition, 2003.

The Money Mystery: The Hidden Force Affecting Your Career, Business and Investments, Bluestocking Press (Placerville, CA), 1997, 3rd edition, Bluestocking Press (Placerville, CA), 2004.

The Thousand-Year War in the Mideast: How It Affects You Today, Bluestocking Press (Placerville, CA), 1999.

World War I: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today, 1870–1935, Bluestocking Press (Placerville, CA), 2002, revised edition, 2003.

World War II: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today, 1930 to September 11, 2001, Bluestocking Press (Placerville, CA), 2002, revised edition, 2003.

SIDELIGHTS: Richard J. Maybury's "Uncle Eric" series is aimed at teenaged readers who wish to learn about history and economics from a libertarian perspective. Each book teaches the libertarian principles of limited government, self-sufficiency, and nonintervention. The approach Maybury takes is to write the books as if he were composing letters to a fourteen-year-old niece or nephew named Chris. The basic principles behind all the works is that government should be responsible for the obligations that were laid down for it in the Constitution and that, secondly, it should not infringe upon citizens' personal and property rights. Maybury believes these to be the fundamental beliefs of America's founding fathers, and that they are principles that are above all other laws in the country.

Maybury once commented: "Aside from my parents, the three most important influences on my thinking were probably Roman Catholic schooling, the television show Watch Mr. Wizard, and my Air Force experience. Catholicism taught me that right from wrong are not matters of opinion. They may be difficult to discover, but they do exist. Watch Mr. Wizard, which is one of my earliest childhood memories, taught me that the world is not chaotic. The world does make sense and we can understand it if we work hard enough at this.

"As a teenager, I devoured Mark Twain's work. The clarity of his writing, the absence of pretense, and finely honed skepticism were examples I've tried to copy. Science fiction has also been a strong influence. I like 'hard' science fiction—stories based on solid scientific reasoning. When I was young, I liked the television show Science Fiction Theater. I'm hooked on Star Trek. My favorite science fiction writers are Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Heinlein. Heinlein's book The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress is my choice for best science fiction book ever."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Bookwatch, July, 1989, review of Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? For Students, Business People, and Investors: A Fast, Clear, and Fun Explanation of the Economics You Need for Success in Your Career, Business, and Investments, p. 7.

Five Owls, May, 1993, review of Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?, p. 107.

Publishers Weekly, January 11, 1993, review of Whatever Happened to Justice?, p. 60.

School Library Journal, July, 1989, Mary Mueller, review of Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?, p. 96; October, 1991, Miriam Hansen, review of Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?, p. 156; April, 1993, Kathryn Havris, review of Whatever Happened to Justice?, p. 148; December, 1995, Shirley Wilton, review of Ancient Rome: How It Affects You Today, p. 137; December, 1995, Jonathan Betz-Zall, review of Are You Liberal? Conservative? or Confused?, p. 137; August, 1999, Carol Fazioli, review of The Thousand-Year War in the Mideast: How It Affects You Today, p. 176; October, 2002, L.R. Little, reviews of World War I: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today, 1870–1935 and World War II: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today, 1930 to September 11, 2001, p. 189.

ONLINE

U.S. & World Early Warning Report, http://www.richardmaybury.com (March 9, 2006).

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