18 June, 2019

The Revolutionist and Burton Blake by Robert Tucker Book Tour Guest Post and Giveaway! @AuthorR_Tucker and @iReadBookTours #BurtonBlake #TheRevolutionist #RobertTucker #iReadBookTours

Book Details:

Book Title: The Revolutionist by Robert Tucker
Category: Adult Fiction, 649 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Tell-Tale Publishing Group LLC / Wise Words Publishing
Release date: 12/03/2017
Tour dates: May 27 to June 28, 2019
Content Rating: PG + M (This book does not contain any gratuitous violence. Any depicted violence is relevant to the historical period, as are scenes of white slave prostitution, sexual and physical abuse, and one of an abortion mill. They are written with sensitivity as to time and place and with appropriate literary language.)

Book Description:

Two different families escape from the political tyranny of their respective homelands, the Josephsons from Sweden and Matias and Kurt Bauman, brothers from Germany and Austria Hungary, with the aid of a Viennese opera diva, Sophie Augusta Rose, and Jean Guenoc, a former Jesuit priest, family friend and protector and partisan of the French underground. Their journey brings them to America in the throes of the industrial revolution during the 1890s and early 1900s.

Ingrid and Olaf Josephson settle on a small wheat farm in North Central Minnesota to raise their children, Newt and Julie. Among the Jewish entrepreneurs forced to leave Germany and Austria-Hungary, Matias and Kurt Bauman re-establish their transportation company in Chicago, Illinois. In search of a secret list of insurgent social democrats, the bounty hunter assassin, Luther Baggot, tracks his victims to the American heartland. Following the murder of their mother and father, Newt, Julie, and their friends, Aaron and Beth Peet, hide from the killer in a Northern Minnesota logging camp. Believing the children have taken possession of the list, Luther tracks them down and they are forced to flee again, this time to Chicago where a different world opens up to them as they are thrust into the turmoil and violence of an urban society and economy careening into the new century.
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The sequel to The Revolutionist. Can be read as a stand-alone novel too.

Book Details:

Book Title: Burton Blake by Robert Tucker
Category: Adult Fiction, 518 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Tell-Tale Publishing Group LLC / Wise Words Publishing
Release date: 1/06/2019
Tour dates: May 27 to June 28, 2019
Content Rating: G (Depictions of violence are minimal. No bad language, religious expletives, sex scenes, drug use or underage drinking.)

Book Description:

In this sequel to the well-received The Revolutionist, the American journey of three generations locks the neophyte company president, Burton Blake, in a vicious struggle with corporate intrigue, financial greed, and social corruption. Born to a taxi dancer at the beginning of the Second World War, Burton’s father, Elias Blake, never knows his natural father, who is killed in the South Pacific. He is raised by his mother and stepfather from her second marriage who makes his fortune during the post-war real estate boom of the ’50s. Their untimely death by his business partner leaves the boy Elias in the guardianship of his mother’s best friend and her marine vet husband who introduces him to the macho culture of guns and hunting.

Elias’s youth is influenced by the adult world’s drive for personal material gain. Over the next decades, he expands his parents’ original real estate empire into the diversified multi-divisional, multi-national corporation that he leaves to his son, Burton. Upon his forced return from traveling and working with oppressed third world people, Burton learns increasingly more about the true nature of his deceased father as he undertakes the challenges of leading the company in a new direction.

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Guest Post
Robert Tucker
The Revolutionist

The Revolutionist chronicles powerful social, political, and economic forces at the turn of the 20th Century that affect the lives of all the characters in various ways and provide the foundation for the novel. From the very beginning and throughout her story, the protagonist, Julie Josephson, encounters situations where she must make difficult choices and react in various ways to survive. As you read the book, identify at what point in the novel she realizes she does not have to be a victim, but can resist and fight against those forces. What are the circumstances and what does she do to change her life?

Julie Josephson, and her brother, Newt, risk their lives to protect a secret list that is not only a record of political resistance fighters in Emperor Bismarck's Germany (1888), but is a link to the former identity of their immigrant mother and father. The children's coming-of-age odyssey at the heart of the American Industrial Revolution follows the tradition of their parents and determines their destiny entering the 20th century. 

Robert Tucker

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Burton Blake

Burton Blake is more than a name. He is a contemporary iconic protagonist whose father emerges from World War II and mid-century America to pass along his corporate empire to a young idealist in modern society. Not only is the novel a suspenseful entertaining story with a large cast of colorful real-life characters, it explores events and influences of the last century that resonate with the country we have become today.

The Strength of Burton Blake’s Character

Burton Blake is a likeable young man. As a generous and altruistic person, he becomes a Rhodes Scholar. In keeping with his desire and personal standards to help others and to learn about different cultures, he is committed to working with impoverished people in other countries. He does not consider himself privileged. His unselfish intent is to help people with whom he works to improve the conditions of their lives.

My research for the book placed Burton in South Africa where he works as a Red Cross volunteer. He is reluctant to leave and resentful at being called home to replace his deceased father at the head of a company in which he initially has no interest and does not share his sense of ethics and morality learned from his mother and stepfather, as well as other childhood influences. These differences are the core conflict of his story.

Meet the Author: 

​Robert is published by Tell-Tale Publishing Group LLC / Wise Words Publishing under a multi-book contract. The author of four previous earlier novels, Robert infuses his books with unique dynamic stories and characters that portray social and cultural conflicts of their time. His career encompasses many years as a business consultant that have given him access to a wide range of organizations and an appreciation for people in all areas of society. His life experience is reflected in the literary quality of his work. Born and raised in the Middle-West, he has traveled throughout the United States and abroad.

Now retired, he resides with his wife in Southern California where he devotes full-time to writing. Robert is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Masters Degree in Communications at the University of California, Los Angeles where he received the Samuel Goldwyn and Donald Davis Literary Awards.

An affinity for family and the astute observation of generational interaction pervade his novels. His works are literary and genre upmarket fiction that addresses the nature and importance of personal integrity.

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