Celtic Warrior Descendants

A Genetic and Cultural History of a Rural American Family

by Ebe Chandler McCabe, Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/23/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781450293648

About the Book

Celtic Warrior Descendants is a genetic, cultural and political history of an American family. It is typical of the history of many Americans of Scotch-Irish descent, and is applicable to a host of people with many surnames. The book pursues the Celtic history of Ireland and Britain to the Iberian Peninsula, and then to the Middle East and before. It also depicts some significant aspects of our ancestors’ world, of Celtic mythology, and of cultural traits passed down by our Celtic and pre-Celtic ancestors. Further, as part of his legacy to his descendants, the author takes issue with some lasting political myths learned during his youth.

The book is designed to acquaint the reader with the family’s genetic history and with the world and culture of the living family’s ancestors. It includes mythic, cultural, and political aspects that extend its applicability to a great number of the descendants of the English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh immigrants who came to America several hundred years ago.

About the Author

The author is a 77 year-old, retired widower with over 38 years of federal government service. That included active naval duty on a destroyer, two conventional (diesel-electric) submarines, and two nuclear powered, fleet ballistic missile submarines, followed by duty as a naval reservist. He retired from the Navy as a Captain (O6). His civilian government service was in the inspection and enforcement arm of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), first as an inspector and then as a section chief. That service included participation in the NRC response to the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, as the head of the NRC Regional Office onsite inspection office for several months immediately after the accident, and with a follow-on onsite tour some months later.

The author didn’t share his father’s and uncle’s interest in the family’s history until his stepdaughter suggested that he write one to prevent the loss of information that occurs as each generation passes on. That prompted his fascination with the idea, extension of the depth of family DNA testing, and several years of research—and resulted in his first book, Celtic Warrior Descendants.