El Ombú: A British Family Saga in Argentina
WWII, Publishing Date: April 1, 2019
A relevant historical family saga told through the eyes of Lt. David Redfield, DFC & Bar. David is a volunteer photo reconnaissance Spitfire pilot during World War II born and raised in Buenos Aires, known as BA by the British and their descendants. The reader will learn about the British and cultural hegemony in Argentina. David's war experience takes him to the Dover coastline, then to Tunisia where he becomes a POW of the Italian military. The oddyssey continues as he escapes on a submarine bound for the Island of Malta. He is then sent to the British Mandate of Palestine before returning to Great Britain. In London he is trained by MI6 as the Third Reich implodes and their leaders make plans to create the Fourth Reich in Argentina as they transship bullion and Nazi officers, the likes of Adolph Eichmann, along pre-established ratlines.
Mexico Behind the Mask is a narrative of Mexico based on personal experiences over a period of nearly a half century, where possible emphasizing the relationship and participation of the United States. Some of this story is based on established historical fact, some on legend and lore. Suffice to say, the author’s views will differ considerably from the hundreds of thousands of words that Mexican historians have written about their country. Their mission has always been an attempt to turn defeat into victory, failure into success, dictatorship into democracy, corruption into acceptable behavior. These historical misrepresentations and deceptions are just a smattering of those faces behind the mask. As these distortions become a false reality, everything stands on its head as in a fun house mirror reflecting objects upside down. If this sounds surreal, so be it, for Mexico is undoubtedly the home of the bizarre, strange, odd and, at times, absurd.
The Crystal Bull is a story of seduction, obsession and destiny as seen through the eyes of Glenda Barnes, a beautiful, disaffected, bored New York City woman who gets much more than she bargained for when she decides to shake up her life and seek adventure south of the border. Set against the colorful and dramatic backdrop of Old Mexico and steered by the corrupt but irresistible world of bullfighting, The Crystal Bull tells the story of Glenda’s transformation from innocent Outsider to passionate fiesta brava aficionada. Mexico and bullfighting awake the slumbering passion in her, but the life she suddenly embraces also has a dark side, and Glenda soon spirals down into a murky world of drugs, sex and subjugation before finding ultimate redemption.
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Pebbles In Time: Climb the top of the mountain to view the valley beyond is an anthology of selected writings encompassing four different phases of the author's life written as a narrative history. "A Body of Lies": Between the United States and Mexico at times there exists a fragile truth that needs to be protected by a body of lies. "The Forgotten Land": Highlights the British influence in Argentina seen through the eyes of a young Anglo Argentine ending with the econonomic and financial demise of a wealthy nation under the dictatorship of Juan Domingo Perón and his flamboyant wife Evita. The third and fourth stories, "Here Today Gone Tomorrow" and "Reflections" are narrative histories of the United States and Mexico broken down into a series of mosaics.