This One Rips A Good One

Dear Hubby ripped  A New Birth of Freedom: The Translator by Robert G. Pielke' from my hands as soon as it arrived in the mail.  No matter how much I scowled at him, the book was not returned to me til this last week.  He was ever so gracious to let me finally have my book from Robert G. Pielke.  It was about dang time too!

You may remember I raved about Robert's first book, A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor (Book 1) here before.  He has a great way of mish mash a story of history, time jumping and sci-fi that I had not come across til then.  Ever since we have been all excited for the new release of A New Birth of Freedom: The Translator.  Sure enough we were not let down.  

Now if you are new to this line of books I would suggest reading book one first.  For it does set up the story line for book two.  Now on to A New Birth of Freedom: The Translator (Book 2).  We are back in the days of Lincoln and the war between the states along with the Pests being locked up or trapped within their crafts.  Here we are now understanding the problems in time jumping.  Just not that easy to go back to fix a problem without messing up your own mortality.  Not a desired effect.  Then you have to learn a communal language between you and the pest.  I love the straight forward logic they have.  Makes me sorta feel right at home.  But I really do wonder how is it that the men of the past are wrapping their heads around extraterrestrial beings are right there in front of them.  And really who are the Pest?  Us or them?  You might want to look into this one yourself.  We give it a four thumbs up (Dear Hubby and I).

Thanks ever so to Tribute Books Blog Tours for sharing with me.  I love this tour and am begging for the next book already!

A New Birth of Freedom: The Translator Book Summary:

Noam Chomsky argues that communication with aliens would be impossible. Stephen Hawking argues that it would be extremely unwise even to try. What if it were absolutely necessary to do so? This question arises with extreme urgency at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, in this time-travel, alternate-history trilogy, A New Birth of Freedom.

Read an excerpt to prologue here.

Robert G. Pielke's Bio: 
Robert G. Pielke, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, now lives in Claremont, California. He earned a B.A. in History at the University of Maryland, an M. Div. in Systematic Theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, and a Ph.D. in Social Ethics from the Claremont Graduate School.

He taught on ground and online for countless years at George Mason University in Virginia, El Camino College in California and online for the University of Phoenix. Now happily retired from “the job,” he is doing what he always wanted to do since he wrote his first novel at ten in elementary school. It was one paragraph, three pages long and, although he didn’t know it at the time, it was alternate history.

His academic writings have been in the area of ethics, including a boring academic treatise called Critiquing Moral Arguments, logic, and popular culture. Included in the latter is an analysis of rock music entitled You Say You Want a Revolution: Rock Music in American Culture. He has also published short stories, feature articles, film and restaurant reviews. His novels include a savagely satirical novel on America and its foibles, proclivities and propensities, Hitler the Cat Goes West, and an alternate history, science fiction novel, The Mission.

Most recently, he has updated and revised his book on rock music, which is being republished by McFarland & Co.

He swims daily, skis occasionally, cooks as an avocation, watches innumerable movies, collects rock and roll concert films, is an avid devotee of Maryland crabs and maintains a rarely visited blog filled with his social and political ravings. His favorite film is the original Hairspray; his favorite song is “A Day in the Life”; his favorite pizza is from the original Ledo Restaurant in College Park, MD; and he is a firm believer in the efficacy of “sex, drugs and rock and roll.” Somehow his family and friends put up with him.

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  1. Lenore, it's always fun when you and Dear Hubby both go nuts over the same book. Thanks for coming back for more from Bob :)

  2. Hey Gal! Just wanted to stop by and say Thank You for checking out my page and "liking" it, also, how is hubby doing?, and last but not least, how do "book tours" work for us "reviewers"?

    Just fyi, Don and I will be on our way home as of Friday morning and should be home sometime Sunday afternoon. Tell John I hope he gets better really soon!

    God Bless,

  3. Thanks, guys!!

    I hope that you'll take a look at book three when it's released...of course I have to finish writing it first! ;-)

    Bob Pielke


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