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THE COUNT OF THE SAHARA: Historical fiction at its best by [TURMEL, WAYNE]
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From Windy City Reviews
In the end, the author reveals in his acknowledgements that he wrote this story about Count Byron de Prorok because, "He was the perfect subject for my obsession with people who have all the tools for success and still manage to get in their own way." Then the author adds, and I laughed to myself, that, "You get no points for guessing why that's of interest." Thus, the core theme of this remarkable and entertaining book is revealed.
We are taken back in time to the mid-1920s, a remarkable and colorful era, in alternate story lines of a dauntless and hapless expedition led by the Count across the scorching Sahara, and through his lectures given across the frozen Midwest to share his tale with the enthralled masses. The author delivers a steady flow of laughs, pathos, and plot twists that keeps the reader turning pages. The reader gets a delightful and entertaining story, based on real people and events, that is destined to be a great success, just like the hapless Count himself (if only in his own mind). The author does succeed and delivers a great tale of adventure, with authentic and complex characters living in a series of unpredictable events.

About the Author

Wayne Turmel is a writer, speaker and consultant living inthe Chicago area. He's a former stand-up comedian and corporate drone who nowruns a successful consulting business and writes fiction to save his sanity. He'sa history geek, whose motto is "those whoforget the past are doomed to repeat it. Those who remember are doomed, too,but get to smile smugly and say 'told you so'."
In addition to his first novel, "The Count of the Sahara,"Wayne has written 7 non-fiction books with riveting titles such as "6 Weeks toa Great Webinar," and "Meet Like You Mean It- a Leader's Guide to Painless andProductive Virtual Meetings," and speaks at conferences around the world.

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  • File Size: 3391 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1517282772
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: THE BOOK FOLKS biographical historical fiction publisher; first kindle historical fiction title edition (August 15, 2015)
  • Publication Date: August 15, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01407R2H2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #514,565 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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