James P. Barber

The Gifted Way to Manage Your Career

The 5-Phase Career Model and faith-based principles help the reader establish a foundation to successfully begin, grow, and sustain a prosperous career. Appropriate guidance for beginners and seasoned veterans alike.

       Hill of the Bear       

A Historical Novel

Fourteen-year-old Clay Beckley comes of age in the Great American West in the 1890s. He joins an expedition to the San Francisco Peaks of Arizona beginning an adventure that battles nature, disease, and man himself.

The Collector, the Guide and the Bone Digger, 2nd Edition

Begin with a captivating photo journal from about 1902 chronicling an expedition into Mexico, then follow the fascinating life of naturalist and paleontologist Charles M. Barber (1876-1954).

       The Blacksmith        

A Historical Novel

A young German immigrant comes of age in the town of La Porte, Indiana, in the early 20th century. A blossoming career is undermined by alcoholism and some bad choices resulting in grave danger.

From New York to Indiana: A History of the Ira Barber Family Beginning in 1786

This genealogy begins with blacksmith and farmer Ira Barber (1786-1866) who moves his family into the western reaches of Indiana in the early 1840s.


A Historical Novel

A tragedy in Detective Felsen Krieger's life hurls him on an emotional spiral that results in only one ambition -- revenge. As he sinks deeper into depression, a revelation from a peace-filled young man helps Fels find his purpose in life.

The Hilgendorf-Haag Connection

A combined genealogy of the Hilgendorf and Haag families. With very different German beginnings, these two families merge in 1940 through the marriage of "Dutch" Hilgendorf and Leatha Haag.

    Recollections of a Museum                             Collector

In the 1940s, at the urging of a colleague at the Field Museum, Charles Barber penned the stories of his time as a museum collector in the American Southwest, Mexico and Guatemala. These are the stories of a young man whose first trip west in 1894 turned into a lifelong pursuit of natural history, zoology and paleontology.  

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