The Revolutionist

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Product Details

Price
$30.00  $27.90
Publisher
Tell-Tale Publishing Group, LLC
Publish Date
Pages
600
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 1.31 inches | 2.13 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781944056452

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About the Author

Robert Tucker lives outside Boston in an 1840 house with his wife, and two cats. He loves to write stories set in places he's either lived, worked, or visited. He has vacationed several times at the Vermont Inn outside of Rutland, Vermont where the idea for the story originated.

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The Revolutionist
Robert Tucker
Tell-Tale Publishing Group LLC
http: //www.tell-talepublishing.com
9781944056452, 600 pages

Set in the early 20th century, this is a story of loss, love and redemption that is based on true stories.

The Josephson family, recent immigrants from Sweden, have a dairy farm in Minnesota. The parents, Olaf and Ingrid, were part of the social democratic, or socialist, movement in Europe. The right-wing Prussian government would like to wipe socialism off the map, which is why the Josephson's are in America. The parents are visited by Luther, a bounty hunter sent by Prussia. He really wants a list of social democrat members that the Josephson's supposedly have. The parents are killed by Luther's shotgun, forcing their teenage children. Julie and Newt, to flee to a lumber camp up north.

Along with a couple of friends who got involved, Julie and Newt survive for almost a year in the lumber camp (Julie does her best to impersonate a boy). The make the acquaintance of Matias Bauman, who knew the Josephson parents, and was forced to leave Europe for similar reasons. He takes the group to his mansion in Chicago. The labor and socialism unrest in Chicago is growing, along with the horrible treatment of workers by the employers.

Julie's "job" is to hand out socialist pamphlets on the street, while Newt is something of a rising star in Bauman Enterprises. Luther has not forgotten about the Josephson children. He is nearby, just waiting for a chance to kill everyone involved. Does he succeed? Who is still alive at the end?

This is an excellent novel. The author does a wonderful job with the historical research (industrialist J.P. Morgan is one of the characters). The story itself is also well-done. It is very much worth reading.

Paul Lappen, Reviewer
www.deadtreesreview.com