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New Historical Fiction Novel, 1919 - Misfortune’s End, Illuminates Hope in the Face of Political and Social Misfortune

Forgotten Moments in American History Come Alive to Move and Inspire

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2007 ZAPmedia today announced the 2007 publication date of its debut title, 1919 – Misfortune’s End. Written by award-winning writer Paula Phelan, the novel explores the lives of two fictional families, one African American and the other Irish American, as they interact with historical figures of the day including J. Edgar Hoover, Woodrow Wilson, W.E.B. Dubois, Emma Goldman, Margaret Sanger and Helen Keller.

In 1919 – Misfortune’s End, Phelan reveals how hope for a brighter future survives, regardless of the political, social and personal misfortunes endured. Themes of suffrage, civil rights, racism, invention and wartime propaganda reflect similar events in today’s headlines, leading the reader to consider our own place in tomorrow’s history books.

Phelan’s insatiable love for history led to the publication of 1919 – Misfortune’s End, the first book in a trilogy. Informative, entertaining and inspirational, 1919 – Misfortune’s End reveals that the individual can be a catalyst for change.

For the past fourteen years, Phelan has run the fifth largest PR and research firm in Northern California. She is the winner of the Writer’s Guild Persie Award for her short stories, and her nonfiction writing appears internationally in management publications and technology journals. Phelan holds a Ph.D. in psychology.

1919 – Misfortune’s End is currently available through its publisher, ZAPmedia, as well as on Amazon.com.

About ZAPmedia
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