Blind Quest

Avoiding Pitfalls

by Bert Tucker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/28/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 312
ISBN : 9781462035625
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 312
ISBN : 9781462035632

About the Book

This story quotes real historical references. Truth should not offend. For example, the author could easily read the Uncle Remus story in dialect from having learned that dialect as a child. The 20th century was beyond doubt the most globally threatening period of world history up to that time. Almost everything changed from the old comfortable ways. Avoiding Pitfalls continues the experiences of seven modern fictional characters as they meet real historical characters. Those historical figures continue to often speak their own words from their writings and speeches thus keeping their story close to their real history. The story takes General Charles Anderson, MD Emily Cromwell and Dr. John White into the deep South encountering Booker T. Washington (Up From Slavery including incidents from his early life as a slave) and Joel Chandler Harris (Uncle Remus’ actual slave folk tales). Anderson then moves on to meet his ancestral relatives in a Louisiana village. A pilot project develops modern sanitation and a rural electrification program with futuristic (1915) dynamos from General Electric. Dr. Cromwell moves on to work with San Francisco leaders preparing for the most devastating natural disaster of the century, the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 (includes excerpt from PBS documentary). Ultimately the moderns travel to Europe where Anderson meets Tsar Nicholas and the emerging Russian revolutionaries, including Lenin. Anderson then goes on to the Sanssouci Palace at Potsdam for a summit meeting of royal European leaders to confront the malignant forces bringing Europe to the brink of World War I.

About the Author

Tucker is publishing here his sequel to Blind Quest: Deceived by Experience. His experience is directly related: He was born and raised in small town Louisiana and the parish (county), the setting for much of the story. He grew up with his maternal grandmother who was born in 1870 making her 35 in 1905 the time setting for this story. He lived his childhood in the segregated south. He is an engineer regarding the sanitation and electrical projects in the story. He learned electricity generation as a West Point cadet in the mid 1950s as well as vacuum tube electronics used by Edison, Marconi and DeForest in the story. He toured Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam, Germany site of the Monarchs Conference in this story and the Kremlin in Moscow. He lived for three years in central Germany, birth home of Tsarina Alexandra in this story. He conducted industrial research for seven years. He owns a library of over four thousand non-fiction antiquarian books printed in the era depicted in this story.