Book Title: The Revolutionist by Robert Tucker
Category: Adult Fiction, 649 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Tell-Tale Publishing Group LLC / Wise Words Publishing
Release date: 12/03/2017
Tour dates: May 27 to June 28, 2019
Content Rating: PG + M (This book does not contain any gratuitous violence. Any depicted violence is relevant to the historical period, as are scenes of white slave prostitution, sexual and physical abuse, and one of an abortion mill. They are written with sensitivity as to time and place and with appropriate literary language.)
Two different families escape from the political tyranny of their respective homelands, the Josephsons from Sweden and Matias and Kurt Bauman, brothers from Germany and Austria Hungary, with the aid of a Viennese opera diva, Sophie Augusta Rose, and Jean Guenoc, a former Jesuit priest, family friend and protector and partisan of the French underground. Their journey brings them to America in the throes of the industrial revolution during the 1890s and early 1900s.
Ingrid and Olaf Josephson settle on a small wheat farm in North Central Minnesota to raise their children, Newt and Julie. Among the Jewish entrepreneurs forced to leave Germany and Austria-Hungary, Matias and Kurt Bauman re-establish their transportation company in Chicago, Illinois. In search of a secret list of insurgent social democrats, the bounty hunter assassin, Luther Baggot, tracks his victims to the American heartland. Following the murder of their mother and father, Newt, Julie, and their friends, Aaron and Beth Peet, hide from the killer in a Northern Minnesota logging camp. Believing the children have taken possession of the list, Luther tracks them down and they are forced to flee again, this time to Chicago where a different world opens up to them as they are thrust into the turmoil and violence of an urban society and economy careening into the new century.
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Robert is published by Tell-Tale Publishing Group LLC / Wise Words Publishing under a multi-book contract. The author of four previous earlier novels, Robert infuses his books with unique dynamic stories and characters that portray social and cultural conflicts of their time. His career encompasses many years as a business consultant that have given him access to a wide range of organizations and an appreciation for people in all areas of society. His life experience is reflected in the literary quality of his work. Born and raised in the Middle-West, he has traveled throughout the United States and abroad.
Now retired, he resides with his wife in Southern California where he devotes full-time to writing. Robert is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Masters Degree in Communications at the University of California, Los Angeles where he received the Samuel Goldwyn and Donald Davis Literary Awards.
An affinity for family and the astute observation of generational interaction pervade his novels. His works are literary and genre upmarket fiction that address the nature and importance of personal integrity.
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The Revolutionist is a fascinating story that begins in the late 1800s Germany with citizens fleeing from tyranny for being member of the social democrats. After the murder of their father, the Bauman brothers come to America to hide from the danger. The Josephson family, also, find themselves fleeing from Sweden for the same reasons and settle as farmers in Minnesota. The Josephson parents, Ingrid and Olaf, are tracked down and killed by a bounty hunter, Luther Baggot, searching to eliminate anyone associated with the social democrats. Their children, Newt and Julie, again find themselves running for their lives and need to find safety. Time and time again, they have to go on the run to get away, when they finally come across one of the Bauman brothers, who takes them to his home in Chicago, Illinois. This leads to whole new world that they have never could have expected. Will they finally find peace?
The Revolutionist is a great piece historical fiction. I was captivated with it right from the start. The author obviously did his historical research before writing this book. I was fascinated with the details and setting. Once I picked the book up, I did not want to put it down until I was done reading the whole book. It is full of danger, suspense, adventure, action, mystery and intrigue. The author did a fantastic job bringing this time period to life.
I give The Revolutionist a well deserved 5 stars and hope to read more by this author in the future.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.