- File Size: 451 KB
- Print Length: 188 pages
- Publication Date: August 20, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0090HZBW6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,501 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
1777: INVASION American Revolution Historical Thriller (Dark Days, Bright Hopes) Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
He has also been a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, print newsletter publisher, trade show creator and organizer, and online reporter/blogger, and novelist and fiction author during his 45 year career.
Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Dulaney graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Journalism in 1968. He was promptly given a "position of trust and responsibility" by the US Army against his will, courtesy of the draft. He served as a Special Agent in the 66th Military Intelligence Group in Munich, Germany during the Cold War years 1969 to 1971. The 66th has a long and sometimes unsavory history stretching from Germany in World War II to Iraq (Abu Ghraib prison) and Afghanistan of late.
Dulaney covered news for The Sharon Herald, a daily newspaper in Sharon, PA, as an intern and quasi-official reporter. Though a summer intern in 1967, he stumbled onto some big stories which he handled well enough to be told by the editors: "We know you're an intern, but as far as we're concerned you're just another reporter." That was a big promotion for an aspiring journalist, putting him in the queue for story assignments with the other reporters.
He reported and edited for several Chilton Company publications, most notably Iron Age Magazine and Distribution Magazine. Though defunct and unknown now, Iron Age was once a famous business magazine of its time.
He freelanced articles for various publications, including Philadelphia's Focus business magazine and Black Careers Magazine. During his career, he's covered White House press conferences, interviewed Cabinet-level officials in Washington, top corporate business leaders in the US, Canada and Australia.
He interviewed a wide variety of noteworthy people, including astronaut Guion Bluford (first African American in space), directors of the Wistar Institute (cancer research institute), officials at Philadelphia's Union League, Weedeater inventor George Ballas when the device was unknown, and a number of the inventors who pioneered the development of the auto gyro and computer hard drives.
While a grad student in journalism at American University, he got to question Bobby Kennedy campaign manager and John F. Kennedy Special Assistant Fred Dutton, and George Reedy, Press Secretary to President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
He scored a scoop and got a memorable interview with Donald Rumsfeld when Rumsfeld was an official in the Nixon Administration. After speaking in Baltimore, Rumsfeld allowed Dulaney to hop in the limo for an interview on the drive back to Washington.
Dulaney was named "Outstanding Journalism Graduate" in 1968 at Penn State, awarded by the Sigma Delta Chi professional journalism society--now known as SPJ or the Society of Professional Journalists. A sign of the times in 1968, sadly, was the women were excluded from consideration for the award.
Dulaney was on also a team that received the Jesse H. Neal Award, called the Pulitzer Prize of Business Journalism.
In 1982, he independently began reporting on the use of computer systems for Supply Chain Management. That led to his founding of the Distribution/Computer EXPOs in 1983. While unknown to the general public, the D/C EXPOs were the No. 1 trade shows for information technology in Supply Chain Management from 1983 until 2006.
National D/C EXPOs were held annually in Chicago each May from 1983 until 2006. The Navy Pier was home to the EXPOs from the middle 1990s until 2006. Regional EXPOs were held in the Los Angeles area and various spots of the East Coast.
For the general public: Supply Chain Management brings you all the junk you buy, eat, wear, drive, ride and watch for entertainment and so on. If it's on the shelves or delivered to your door, that's Supply Chain Management at work. It's an invisible industry because it works so well. Usually.
More recently, Tom has been a contributor to Kindle Nation Daily, a leading source of information on ebooks and the ebook revolution. See it here:
Tom Dulaney passed away on November 12th, 2013.
His ebooks and short stories are on Amazon at http://www.tinyurl.com/DulaneyOnAmazon
Tom's email address: email@example.com
Top Customer Reviews
Mr. Dulaney is a skillful writer who creates both character and incident with a deft hand. For example, the heavy squall that overtakes the British fleet in the Bay is a fine example of both description and narrative, and the portrait of the British General Howe is delightfully vivid and well done. Mr. Dulaney has obviously done his research, as well, for the dialog is rich in both historical and geographical information without making the characters sound pedantic.
As a relatively short piece of historical fiction, this is top-notch. The pace is brisk, the details historically accurate, the characters sympathetic and well drawn, and the tension sustained throughout. In addition to the text, Mr. Dulaney provides a sort of annotated bibliography of sources for those whose interest in the topic goes deeper than reading historical novels. If historical fiction is your meat and the American Revolution an area of particular interest, you can't go wrong with this one.
“More than 265 vessels in the fleet struggled up the bay, tacking left and right again and again into the unfavorable winds….The shallow bay rose into a frenzy of choppy waves. The tall ships heaved and fell, wallowing from side to side….the lightning struck in continuous flashes. The booming thunder rolled ceaselessly, pounding ships and men.” Dulaney has done a fine job of incorporating his research into his text for a dramatic yet easy read. His descriptions are emotional as well as factual and include interesting information, such as the crippling effect of bad weather on the British troops, their horses and supplies; the differences in fighting styles between the traditional European battle formations of the British and the Patriots’ incorporation of guerilla tactics; the variety of old and contemporary munitions, and the diversity of the combatants’ uniforms.
The dialogue in 1777 is well-written and Dulaney’s characters are well-developed.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read the entire book hoping it would get "better" but it never really did. The author did use historical events to lend credence to his story
theme , but his... Read more
Couldn't finish, too banal. How could someone who had a career in intelligence not know that male and female twins are fraternal not identical. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Trivia Queen
Mostly facts and gravesites, etc. Not an easy read but a very informative one.Published 8 months ago by Frances Meservy
Probably historically accurate but sort of weak plot and story line.Published 9 months ago by Bill P
Interesting look at how it was during the American RevolutionPublished 9 months ago by Daytona Dave
Very interesting characters, holds your interest and remains true to the conflict. I recommendPublished 14 months ago by A Irwin
It a book I have to read for English so I wonder what a 5 star review will get mePublished 14 months ago by Christian Nickerson
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