About the Author
Manuel Mira was born in Portugal and lives in the Appalachians. His research has brought to light for the first time some of the missing pieces in the Melungeon puzzle. His work also presents several aspects of American and Portuguese history. The author has lived for extensive periods of time in three continents. This has given him considerable knowledge of the different groups of people with whom the Portuguese have integrated. His love for history and deep interest in social and community affairs gave him an opportunity to compile many years of experience and research into a book that will be a welcome addition to any library. Manuel Mira married to Lurdes for over 40 years, have a son and daughter and six beautiful grandchildren. Manuel is also the Chairman of an electronic manufacturing firm and as a hobby writes for Portuguese newspapers.