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Book Title: The Duke Don't Dance|
The author of the book: Richard G. Sharp
Edition: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of issue: February 16th 2012
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"The Duke Don't Dance" captures the spirit of the "Silent Generation;" those born too late to share the triumphs of the Greatest Generation, too early to know only the privilege of the Baby Boom ascendancy and in too few numbers to assure a proper identity and enduring legacy. The novel is as accessible to Generations X and Y as the aging contemoraries of the fading eras that followed World War II, told from their perspectives in each passing decade, not their retrospective views as elders.
The novel is set in Washington, DC and a number of domestic and foreign locations: Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War era, Africa during the struggles for independence, the Soviet Union and elsewhere. It follows the intermingled lives of several men and women of the Silent Generation. It is an irreverent journey through minefields of love, sex, race and social change that the protagonists first encounter as maturing adults in the post-World War II era, as their generation invents rock and roll, fills the streets in the struggle for racial equality, bleeds in the conflicts of the cold war and opens doors to the sexual revolution and feminist awakening.
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Read information about the authorRichard Sharp earned a BA from Harvard as well as a Masters Degree from Princeton, launching a career as an international development consultant before recently retiring.His vast experience across the United States and over four dozen countries provides settings for his historically authentic novel settings.
He is the author of "Crystal Ships" (2013) his sweeping epic of America's decades of discontent, the Sixties and Seventies; "The Duke Don’t Dance" (2012),a saga oh the "silent generation," and his 19th century historical novels "Jacob’s Cellar" and "Time is the Oven," tales of the domestic impact of the Civil War and its aftermath. His publications have garnered him multiple accolades, including a place on the Kirkus Best Self-Published Book list (2013), the Independent Publishers gold medal for Best Adult Fiction E-Book award (2013), and a finalist finish in the ForeWord Clarion Firsts (2012) and Reader’s Favorite (2012) categories.
Sharp is married with two adult children.
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