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Award Winning Novel Explores Events Precipitating Great Depression

I919- Misfortune’s End Illustrates the Catastrophic Failures Leading to Financial Crisis

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2008 ZAPmedia, leading publisher of under reported historical fiction, is pleased to announce that their first published novel, 1919 – Misfortune’s End, illuminates historical events and lessons that precipitated the greatest economic collapse in U.S. History.

Through the study of the Great Depression and the events immediately preceding it, readers gain an enhanced understanding of the factors that cause financial turmoil and recession. The study of the Great Depression is particularly relevant today, as the world’s economy teeters on the edge. According to the results of a CNN poll released last week, four out of ten Americans believe a depression is inevitable within the next year.

1919- Misfortune’s End is an unprecedented piece of historical fiction because of the unique method employed by author Paula Phelan to integrate important historical events with under reported incidents that most Americans would find interesting and surprising.

“Studying history helps us to understand how the present came to be,” explained Paula Phelan. “Neglecting to study the causes of major crises in the past ensures that they will be repeated. An event as influential as the Great Depression is crucially important to the study of American economic history.”

1919 – Misfortune’s End is currently available at local bookstores, through its publisher, ZAPmedia and on Amazon.com.

About 1919 – Misfortune’s End
1919 – Misfortune’s End is a work of historical fiction that explores the lives of two families living in Boston and Washington D.C. through the four seasons of 1919. The story illustrates a pivotal era of history through the lives of everyday people.  Phelan reveals how, in the face of unimaginable challenges, it is human nature to keep hope alive.

About ZAPmedia
ZAPmedia is a boutique publisher of books, art and Web content located in New York City. Its primary goal is to identify and promote the works of new authors and artists that have exceptional and original talent, a vast wellspring of creative potential and are just beginning to find their voice and audience. ZAPmedia can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.zapmedia.com.