The Family, History & Politics
of Dwight Albert Sharpe
Dwight Albert (D. A.) Sharpe
Most Recent Update:
August 17, 2017
In 2017 Work is being done on an Autobiography that includes genealogical and
ancestral reports, composed for the benefit of my children, grandchildren and
any others interested in our family history & heritage. ItŐs a work using 72 chapters to cover its subjects.
Readers may look in on the progress by clicking the file below in
which you wish to view the work.
The modern approach to publication afforded by the Internet existence
circumvents the traditional process of printing books in hard paper formats. They are calling them E-Books. As various descriptive words are used or
other places or events are given mention, a hyperlink is embedded in that those
words. The reader tn can click on
the hyperlink, if more detailed information is wanted.
For example, Chapter 20 is the genealogy of the Sharpe family
name, one of various family names included in this work. That Chapter 20 uses
nine pages for what it tells.
However, it has 18 hyperlinks embedded in its words that represent pop
overs to another 430 pages, one part of which is a 165 page descendants report
for 10 generations of the Sharpe Family surname.
So using this approach to publishing embellishes the quality of
information access from which the reader can chose. Currently, my estimate is the project is
about 50% complete. About 36 chapters, perhaps 300 to 400 more pages, are yet to be written.
are 378 pages viewable. They have
340 photographs in them, 617 hyperlinks embedded in the words, which represent
9,060 additional pages. This truly is an encyclopedic presentation.
There are several ways to view the
autobiography. Remember, this
autobiography is a large document, which takes time to open, so be patient for the files to open.
The most complete file is the Word
version. It cannot be viewed
online, but clicking on it will download that file to the Download Folder in
YOUR computer. The Word version will function with all the hyperlinks, both
embedded and open displayed. All
the photographs will display.
may keep the downloaded Autobiography recorded on your computer, and may copy
any parts of it you wish.
The version HTML is viewable on screen, and all the hyperlinks operate. The drawback is that the file sizes of
the hundreds of photographs are so large that photographs display only in about
the first five chapters, or about 1/3rd of the photos so far.
version is viewable online, and all the photographs display throughout the
entire document. However,
hyperlinks embedded in words do not operate. Those few hyperlinks that are displayed
in their raw form do operate.
is a look at an outline of the Chapters, showing how many pages,
photographs, and hyperlinks are in each Chapter. It also shows how many pages are
viewable through the hyperlinks. The chapters with multiple pages have had work and may be completed.
The chapters with only 1 page means, in most cases, no work yet.
Searching with a Find for "==" will take you to where I'm working most recently.
If you see errors or know of additional
information you could offer for me to consider adding into this document, your
suggestions would be welcomed.
Dwight Albert (D. A.) Sharpe
805 Derting Road East
Aurora, TX 76078-3712