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American Amaranth: Love and world war in the new American century ((Book 1 AMERICAN AMARANTH ANTHOLOGY)) [Kindle Edition]

J. R. Ortiz
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9/11..... Global war on terrorism..... World-wide economic collapse..... Geo-political positioning for limited natural resources..... Pandemic of revolution and civil war..... World war.....
When? Who? Why?
See the world through the single eye of an American hero, charged with a directive for 'Peace on Earth'. An eye more intuitive, thoughtful, and passionate than most.
Follow Admiral Julian Stansfield as he leads the United States Navy in a titanic struggle to preserve freedom. Detailed descriptions allow you to live through the air, land, and sea battles around the globe. 82 days decide the fate of the twenty-first century.
Debilitated by illness, our hero thinks back on his life and family, and his love for Olivia.
As the story unfolds, the concept of 'American Amaranth' comes home to the reader. Honor and courage, duty, faith, and justice are shown to be the virtues necessary for a rightful peace. Above all, the promise of love is revealed for what it is - the central force and essence of mankind in the cosmos.

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The anthology is a romantic love story set in times of a future war. Not a distant future war, but a "near" future war. The intent of the books was not to predict conflict, but rather to illustrate how significant and powerful "love" can be in people's lives.
Over the last three years, I have spent thousands of hours researching and writing the stories. Throughout the entire time, I have continued to work my busy ophthalmic surgery practice. Even more importantly, I am a husband and father. It has been a time-consuming life.
I believe that the writing is dramatic and impactful. My intent was to make the reader feel the emotions required to understand what "living" is all about. "War" was only a backdrop for the "real" story.
Looking at the world today, however, it seems that my "backdrop" is becoming more "real". Unfortunately, the world seems to be following my script. This is very alarming to say the least. A potential world conflagration seems to be evolving before our very eyes.
Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Russia, China, North Korea, India, Pakistan, Japan, Venezuela, Cuba, Britain, France, Germany, North Africa, and of course, AMERICA, are all significant actors in my books.
The American Amaranth Anthology is "speculative" historical fiction. But every day that passes, the story is becoming more "real". I hope that for the sake of the world, my story remains fiction.

About the Author

Julio Rafael Ortiz was born in Havana, Cuba on October 24, 1959. He emigrated to the United States with his parents in 1961 as a political exile. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Dr. Ortiz graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1985 with highest honors. He received his ophthalmic surgical training at Emory University Eye Center where he was Chief Resident and at Duke University Eye Center where he was Hornaday Fellow. He was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1991. Dr. Ortiz has been in private medical practice in Miami for the past twenty-three years. He specializes in cataract, glaucoma, and corneal transplantation surgery. Privately, J.R. Ortiz lives with his lovely wife and four children in Coral Gables, Florida. He is an avid reader of history, economics, sociology, and political science. His interest in freedom was born from his own experiences in the Cuban diaspora and his love for America. Ortiz believes that America and what it has represented to the world since its inception, is now being eroded at home and abroad. Examples abound. The costs of freedom must be understood by all Americans. Dr. Ortiz has spent his entire professional life working to prevent physical blindness. He is now trying to prevent blindness in America, sociologically. The American Amaranth anthology shows that honor, courage, hope, and love are the foundation for freedom in America.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2039 KB
  • Print Length: 575 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 061557825X
  • Publisher: AMERICAN AMARANTH LLC; 1 edition (March 19, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Q0W5QO
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,089,113 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
J.R. Ortiz takes the reader on a crystal ball ride into 2016 with Admiral Julian Stansfield as this patriot employs carefully acquired knowledge of America's enemies to help the United States meet challenges from across the globe. The current geopolitical climate and the increasing thirst for resources of emerging powers sets the stage for a brief yet violent military conflict that will imperil not only our status in the world but our way of life as well. Ortiz does a thorough and credible job of taking us through Stansfield's development as a naval officer while the Admiral creates his own American dream with his wife Olivia. Stansfield's world is shattered by love lost that is only partially overcome by his devotion to his children, now grown up and in harms way as America fights for her survival. Suspense and awe are mixed with a tear or two as Ortiz takes us with Captain Mark Stansfield as his special operations team attempts to reach their mission objective in the Hunza valley while Michael Stansfield waits tables in Tehran as a cover to his true activities and Captain Julius Stansfield commands a fast attack nuclear boat in the Battle for Taiwan and South China Sea. The action is non-stop with realistic descriptions of battle scenarios only interrupted by the similarly realistic happenings of a loving husband, wife and family. AMARICAN AMARANTH is an interesting, enjoyable, well written novel that reads like history and is a book that is hard to put down.
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating Read! April 27, 2012
By mdiaz
Format:Paperback
American Amaranth is an absolutely captivating read! Ortiz masterfully captures the essence of love and war in this brilliantly crafted story that combines realistic elements of family life, history, geopolitics, and armed global conflict. It is an absolute must for anyone who is interested in understanding where we've been and where we're going geopolitically as a nation! I highly recommend it!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Overview June 28, 2012
Format:Paperback
Based on the overview of this book and recommendations by others, I have put it on my "To Read" list. It sounds very interesting and looking forward to reading it!
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About the author:
Julio Rafael Ortiz was born in Havana, Cuba on October 24, 1959. He emigrated to the United States with his parents in 1961 as a political exile. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Dr. Ortiz graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1985 with highest honors. He received his ophthalmic surgical training at Emory University Eye Center where he was Chief Resident and at Duke University Eye Center where he was Hornaday Fellow. He was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1991. Dr. Ortiz has been in private medical practice in Miami for the past twenty-three years. He specializes in cataract, glaucoma, and corneal transplantation surgery.

Privately, J.R. Ortiz lives with his lovely wife and four children in Coral Gables, Florida. He is an avid reader of history, economics, sociology, and political science. His interest in freedom was born from his own experiences in the Cuban diaspora and his love for America. The costs of freedom must be understood by all Americans. The American Amaranth anthology shows that honor, courage, hope, and love are the foundation for freedom in America. With these noble virtues, "American Amaranth" will never fade and never die.


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