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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Fantasy / Historical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:134
  • eBook ISBN:9781624880476

Mount Rushmore's Legacy

A Political Fantasy Sprinkled With American History

by Dan Feltham

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The legacy of Mount Rushmore is and will always be the contributions to America of the four great men encased in that mountain's granite – Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt. However, imagine if these American icons could mysteriously come alive, and travel through today's Middle America to view and hear the country's moods and problems. This story then gives them the privilege of presenting their observations and wisdom to a joint session of Congress. They preach common sense, integrity, fiscal solutions and cooperation to the current Congress, a Congress that many consider to be totally dysfunctional. Each president is given a new identity and they travel incognito through countryside and city, experiencing emotional encounters and humorous scenes. They each visit their family homes and relate some unique American history to their escorting hosts, for instance, George Washington to Mount Vernon and Jefferson at Monticello. A concurrent story thread involves the Sioux Indian Nation and their ongoing attempt to regain ownership of the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore. This book is admittedly surreal, but is intended to entertain while emphasizing the need to retain Constitutional Law, protect our precious American freedoms and honor the traditional pursuit of life, liberty and happiness in a society that seems to be more contentious than it need be, much more divided than it should be. No one book can change the future, but it can try.
See short description, then forget reality, throw away time and think about what you would do to try and correct the wrongs that exist in the political world of Washington D.C. and today's Congress. This story describes the imaginary travels of the four Mount Rushmore Presidents on their way to meet with a joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate. They each speak to our electorate on such topics as: fiscal responsibility and establishing a budget, the Middle East military deployment, immigration and border control, crime and poverty, the influence of special interests, welfare, foreign aid, a comprehensive energy policy, taxation, size of government, lobbyists and earmarks, the Constitution, conservation, jobs and rebuilding the infrastructure and finally honesty, cooperation, leadership and love of America. There is also a sub-theme involving the Sioux Indian Nation's rightful claim to the ownership of the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore itself. So, put on your best patriotism and join this author in a mission to restore Freedom and allow all our citizens the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, without undue government control.
About the author
Dan Feltham (1934 to present), Born in Long Beach, CA and raised in Southern California. Attended South Pasadena High School. Started sailing at age 16. Dan received a B.S. in Geology from Stanford University and then attended UCLA graduate school prior to joining Fairchild Aerial Surveys with exploration geology assignments in Sicily, Morocco, Libya and Iran. Dan joined the IBM Corporation in Los Angeles in 1962 and held systems, marketing and management positions on assignments to Hawaii, Kwajalein, Guam, Southeast Asia, Saudi Arabia and Los Angeles. During his 25 years with Big Blue he both traveled and sailed extensively. In 1988, Dan joined Coldwell Banker as a real estate salesman and has recently retired, to concentrate on a new career in writing. During all these years, cruising, racing and owning sailboats have been his avocation. Dan recently wrote and self-published a non-fiction book, entitled, "When Big Blue Went to War", A History of the IBM Corporation's Mission in Southeast Asia During the Vietnam War. It is available via Amazon and other sources, either in e-Pub or softcover print-on-demand format. He has two other novels available through e-Pub devices - "Tradewinds Calling" and "The Catalina Connection". He is happily married and living the quiet life in North San Diego County.