The Leaves of Autumn

by Nathan S Mitchell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/30/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9780595129003

About the Book

The story of two boys from the Deep South - one black, the other white - who form an unlikely alliance during the post-Depression era. They survive racial prejudice at home and fight side-by-side during the war in Southeast Asia. They return home heroes, still best friends, and end up depending upon one another until their deaths. The black returns as an ace combat fighter pilot with the stars of a general officer. His friend retires as a senior enlisted man. The story also chronicles the close relationship of the boys' parents at a time when it was unusual and dangerous for the races to coexist like good neighbors.

About the Author

Nathan S. Mitchell is the author of a best-selling trilogy (ProCon Conspiracy, Pro Patria Project, Bane of Cinco de Mayo), and three non-fiction works. His next book, Tolliver's Mountain, is due out later this year. A Cold War thriller, it details how close the United States and the U.S.S.R. came to nuclear war before the Soviet Union collapsed.

A retired Air Force officer, he has a B.S. degree from the University of Nebraska, and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. He lives in the Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas, and is working on a political thriller about an unlikely man's ascension to the Oval Office when the President and Vice President are killed.