Book Title: The Revolutionist by Robert Tucker
Category: Adult Fiction, 649 pages | Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Tell-Tale Publishing Group LLC / Wise Words Publishing
Release date: 12/03/2017 | Format available for review: print, ebook
Tour dates: May 27 to June 28, 2019
Content Rating: PG + M (This book contains slight graphic violence, Any depicted violence is relevant to the historical period, as are scenes of brutal World War 11 vendettas, white slave prostitution, sexual and physical abuse, and one of an abortion mill. They are written with sensitivity as to time and place and with appropriate literary language.)
Two different families escape from the political tyranny of their respective homelands, the Josephsons from Sweden and Matias and Kurt Bauman, brothers from Germany and Austria Hungary, with the aid of a Viennese opera diva, Sophie Augusta Rose, and Jean Guenoc, a former Jesuit priest, family friend and protector and partisan of the French underground. Their journey brings them to America in the throes of the industrial revolution during the 1890s and early 1900s.
Ingrid and Olaf Josephson settle on a small wheat farm in North Central Minnesota to raise their children, Newt and Julie. Among the Jewish entrepreneurs forced to leave Germany and Austria-Hungary, Matias and Kurt Bauman re-establish their transportation company in Chicago, Illinois. In search of a secret list of insurgent social democrats, the bounty hunter assassin, Luther Baggot, tracks his victims to the American heartland. Following the murder of their mother and father, Newt, Julie, and their friends, Aaron and Beth Peet, hide from the killer in a Northern Minnesota logging camp. Believing the children have taken possession of the list, Luther tracks them down and they are forced to flee again, this time to Chicago where a different world opens up to them as they are thrust into the turmoil and violence of an urban society and economy careening into the new century.
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
This is a steadily forward-moving historical tale based on true stories.
It is stories of courageous, remarkable individuals, as well as, those who simply are trying to hold onto a better life and their family survival. It is also of a deranged, ruthless killer determined to take revenge on a certain "list" of people.
A boy and his sister, after losing everything, flee for their lives, accompanied by a close friend, then later, the sister to their friend.
This is a tale of, not only survival, but of co-dependence, perseverance, evolving from hardship to social standing and of injustice.
The book has a climatic ending, laving the reader eager for the next book by this author.
Robert Tucker is a talented author who fills his stories with excitement and smooth flowing details.
Generally, I find a large usage of details distracting, but this author has successfully done so in a way the individuals and scenes are easily visualized and the reader feels more a part of the details rather than simply viewing them.
The cover and name were chosen well.
Beware: There are some crude words used, occasionally, throughout the book.
I feel this book earns a Five Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no requirement for a positive review. This is my honest review.
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Robert Tucker Guest Post - The Revolutionist.
During the early 1900s, waves of immigrants from Europe and Asia settled in major American cities. Met with hostility from native-born Americans in competition for jobs, they were forced into poverty-stricken ethnic neighborhoods and into dilapidated multi-family tenements. Witnessing such squalor in the Chicago slums plants the seeds of Julie Josephson’s revolutionary fervor. Having come from an agrarian origin, her early life follows the transition of America into the Industrial Age and the struggles of men and women against their subjugation and exploitation by capitalists and corrupt politicians in the chaos of an emerging middle-class society. From an historical perspective, the recurrence of the lack of ethics, morality, racial prejudice, and of the lack of an appreciation for human value in modern times is an example of history repeating itself. What in your life and times is being repeated?
The extent of discrimination against African Americans in the legal system motivates Julie Josephson to befriend Ophelia Robinson, an African American maid who is Julie’s friend and confidant at the Bauman mansion. Bernard Hutchins, an African American defense lawyer attempting to carve out a career in the racist legal system, confronts the prejudice of the court in attempting to exonerate a prisoner from a fabricated crime. Laws and politicians barred African Americans unless it was to prosecute them for crimes against white citizens. These were the cases that Bernard sought, Black defendants in the dangerous territory of white courts. How has the legal system changed today? How has it not? What are causes of discrimination?
Meet the Author:
Robert is published by Tell-Tale Publishing Group LLC / Wise Words Publishing under a multi-book contract. The author of four previous earlier novels, Robert infuses his books with unique dynamic stories and characters that portray social and cultural conflicts of their time. His career encompasses many years as a business consultant that have given him access to a wide range of organizations and an appreciation for people in all areas of society. His life experience is reflected in the literary quality of his work. Born and raised in the Middle-West, he has traveled throughout the United States and abroad.
Now retired, he resides with his wife in Southern California where he devotes full-time to writing. Robert is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Masters Degree in Communications at the University of California, Los Angeles where he received the Samuel Goldwyn and Donald Davis Literary Awards.
An affinity for family and the astute observation of generational interaction pervade his novels. His works are literary and genre upmarket fiction that address the nature and importance of personal integrity.
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