Wind to Freedom

Perilous Times Demand Actions Commensurate to the Degree of Peril




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/5/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 330
ISBN : 9781984541840
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 330
ISBN : 9781984541857
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 330
ISBN : 9781984541833

About the Book

In 1750, horrific weather conditions in Bern, Switzerland, caused a family of three brothers, from an old Swiss heritage, to emigrate from their beloved Alpine homes and establish a new life in what was initially in a prosperous climate. Once established in a small town on the Normandy coast of France, two of the brothers and their spouses raised their children to adulthood, while the third, a man of science, was content to be of service to his fellows by providing healing medicines of his manufacture. The young men of the family each followed their chosen professions. One became a general of Napoleon’s cannoneers, while the other became a captain in the French Navy. With the passage of time. Conditions in France worsened, brought about by the governance composed of royals who were not overly concerned with conditions of the lower classes. Eventually, countrywide strife, leading to revolution, caused these bourgeoisie family members to flee France in fear for their lives. The triumvirate were fixed on the idea of eliminating the royals and also the bourgeoisie—the supposed cause of French misery. The young cannoneer joined Napoleon in his career, while the sea captain escaped to America with his cabin boy, the son of a famous French officer, and his intended young lady. The older brother’s family were secreted out of the country to Britain for safety, while the young sea captain and his now wife found their pathway through America and finally find their ways to the heartland of the country, where they remained.

About the Author

About the Author Ralph Crevoisier is a retired Clinical Associate Professor of Orthodontics who grew up in a loving family of remote rural Share Croppers from Southern Missouri. Both of his parents were musically talented so his voice training began early and led him subsequently to lend his Theater and vocal talents to the United Sates military Armed Forces Radio. That talent took him to the stage, where Opera became his passion. “Wind To Freedom” is a first Novel for this writer Ralph now lives in Texas.