NEWTON CENTRE, Mass., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Glenfiddich Inn by Alan Geik embraces stock market scams, love affairs, the emergence of a simpleton teenager, Babe Ruth, as America's first great sports hero, and the struggle to keep the country out of the disastrous Great War.
"As a fan of American cultural history, I was engrossed in the story, as it recounted the mood of our country at that time, such as the mistrust between Irish Americans and those of English descent." Underratedreads.com
Alan Geik, author, radio personality, financial blogger and London School of Economics graduate has released his tome – an engrossing historical fiction that captures the era through the eyes of two Bostonian families.
A recent interview with the author
A central theme of Glenfiddich Inn is the early days of broadcasting experimentation. Wireless Morse code had been achieved only a few years before. It's existence allowed the doomed Titanic in 1912 to send for help—otherwise those many survivors, and their stories, would have been lost to history.
Now the wireless transmission of the human voice—even music—became the next communications frontier. This new, curious technology was simply called "radio."
Two of the female characters are absolutely certain of radio's ability to connect the world in ways never before imagined—despite the skeptics who couldn't see how it could ever be relevant. After all, asked the detractors, who would invest in a radio station if they could not charge a fee to the listeners? (The same question asked seventy years later when the internet was first introduced.)
Yet, within just a few years the entire world would indeed become connected by this new technology.
The author has often written about the recurring fraud perpetrated by multinational banks and enabled by the U.S. Congress. Here he takes aim at the self-serving international intrigue that moved the U.S. ever closer to a disastrous war one hundred years ago.
Upcoming interview on May 7, 2015 at 12PM with Carolyn Pouncy at http://newbooksnetwork.com
100 years to the day and almost to the moment that the RMS Lusitania was struck by the German U-Boat torpedo.
Just as the characters in this story are transformed and scarred by the overpowering events, so was a generation of men and women who soon after changed the world; Franklin Roosevelt, Churchill, Walt Disney, Stalin, Hitler, Marie Curie, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway, Albert Einstein, and Charlie Chaplin, just to name a few.
Danger was in the air—and German spies on the pier—when the ocean liner RMS Lusitania left New York City for Liverpool, England. The date was May 1,1915. Seven days later, a German U-boat torpedo sank the ship —1,198 people perished, including 128 Americans. The course was set for the U.S. to later enter the most terrifying and destructive war known to mankind up to that time.
The importance of the sinking of the Lusitania and the Great War that followed are often lost in our history books. It is for this reason the author is making this special $.99 offer for the Kindle versions during this one-week remembrance.
Glenfiddich Inn is available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle—
Review copies are now available in pdf, Kindle and paperback formats.
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