Pretenders to the Throne

A Cautionary Tale

by William J. C. Amend Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/8/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 452
ISBN : 9781499053593
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 452
ISBN : 9781499053609
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 452
ISBN : 9781499053586

About the Book

The Presidency of the United States has often been held by a handful of families - the Adamses, Roosevelts among others. By this, it might seem that Americans have subconsciously long wished for a king. This novel develops the notion that we have always had one but have not known it ... yet. In 2018, cataclysmic problems threaten America. At this juncture, a clandestine society formed by Federalists in 1795 (known as PATRI) realizes that desperate measures are needed. It allies itself with European royalists to elect a third party president. The tumultuous outcome proves more than Americans had bargained for.

About the Author

Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, William Amend was steeped in colonial American history. Childhood jaunts to nearby Philadelphia and Washington D.C. fanned his interests in the early 'American experiment' and how our political system continues to play out. He and his wife attended Wilmington Friends School founded in 1748. Amherst College provided a stimulating liberal arts education. Thereafter, he graduated from Cornell Medical College. After a thirty-year academic medical career in San Francisco, Amend has returned to his roots with this fictional work. In retirement, he and his wife Connie enjoy visiting their four children and their families.