The White Crab

by George Putney



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/16/2001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 332
ISBN : 9780595192694

About the Book

Building on his first novel, The Red Crab Conspiracy, which explored the scientific and technological advances shaping our modern world, in his newest work, The White Crab, George Putney turns his insightful analysis to the societal forces that shape the way we live. We follow the lives of John Boxford and Dante Ferrante from their early childhood in Philadelphia, the influence of the depression, the second World War, and the succeeding decades on their path from young adults to successful businessmen and entrepreneurs. Along their journey we meet Jean deGroot who becomes a militant atheist striking out against religion as big business, John’s brother Peter who becomes a decorated general continuing to benefit from the military industrial complex, psychiatrist and author Ben Marcus who abandons his Freudian roots in favor of modern psychoactive drugs, and Trevor Churchill who overcomes racism by teaching inner city youth to speak the Queen’s English. Putney uses his keen insight into human nature to create characters who poignantly describe the evolution and balance of the moral, religious, psychological, and political forces that mold our society. Few authors can work so expertly in both the technological and sociological arenas, and Putney’s works are must reads for anyone who strives to understand the forces that have created our modern world.

About the Author

George Putney grew up in Philadelphia, served in World War II, and became a businessman and entrepreneur. Having experienced and pioneered the technological evolution occurring during the last 50 years, he is in a unique position to explain the instruments of change that shape how we live. He lives north of Boston.