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A TOURNAMENT OF A DISTINGUISHED WHITE ORDER

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Gerald F Sweeney is an army vet and a graduate of Michigan. A retired New York magazine executive, he writes literary fiction. Co... Weiterlesen
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Gerald F Sweeney is an army vet and a graduate of Michigan. A retired New York magazine executive, he writes literary fiction. Comes the Electric Circus finishes his seven book series called The Columbiad that follows four generations of one family through the 20th Century.



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A TOURNAMENT OF A DISTINGUISHED WHITE ORDER follows the complicated love duel between a creative Army private and a sensuous young actress, a pair energized and troubled by a romance set during the Korean War. Jim Mahoney learns how to soldier while Fawn Evans battles for a career on the New York stage during Broadway's Golden Age.


They become adults in the turbulent Fifties that are roiled with conflicts concerning the McCarthy hearings, the Cold War and the loyalty oath at a time when New York is becoming the world's capital. Jim's refusal to sign the loyalty oath brings him in confrontation with military justice.


The couple's story details the problem of maintaining a love affair while deadly war looms. Meanwhile the aching needs of their bodies clash with societal and religious taboos before the time of the Sexual Revolution. They are caught up in a ritual that imposes military and career disciplines on their minds clogged with Catholic rules that hinder the sex-charged lovers.


Strong male friendships carry Jim along. Luckily Jim finds two outstanding friends among the draftee ranks of the citizen army-one a pessimistic hedonist and the other a gracious, humorous humanist.


The ambiguities and heartbreaks of Mid-Century America are revealed.

Produktinformationen

Titel: A TOURNAMENT OF A DISTINGUISHED WHITE ORDER
Untertitel: The Columbiad - Book 4
Autor:
EAN: 9781634916578
ISBN: 1634916573
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Romane & Erzählungen
Anzahl Seiten: 490
Gewicht: 611g
Größe: H216mm x B140mm x T26mm
Jahr: 2016