Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, CA Welcomes Local Writer, Robert G Pielke

Pielke will give a brief talk, discuss and sign copies of his two new books: A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor (Alternate Dimensions Press) & Rock Music in American Culture: The Sounds of Revolution (McFarland & Co. Inc.) SUNDAY APRIL 29 - 4:0

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This is the first book/second edition of a trilogy, published by Alternate Dimensions Press. The final two books of the trilogy will be published by Whiskey Creek Press.

A link to this book on Amazon.com

It has taken centuries to recognize that all humans possess certain unalienable rights. There will come a time when we have to consider whether others deserve those rights as well. That time will come on July 3rd 1863.

When a stranger carrying a shiny,metallic valise steps aboard a train carrying Abraham Lincoln home from a 2 year stint in Congress, everyone stares, wondering about the stranger's odd clothing and strange footware with the word Nike emblazoned on them.

When the strange man shows up in Lincoln's office at the White house 14 years later, still wearing the same clothes, carrying the same valise and looking not a day older, the president and his staff know something is odd.

But when Edwin Blair opens his valise and projects a 3d image of the Earth on Lincoln's wall, then proceeds to tell a fanciful tale about time traveling aliens preparing to land at Gettysburg on July 3rd, they are sure they've met a lunatic. Unfortunately for them, they're wrong.

A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor, is the first book in a new science fiction trilogy involving timetravel, alternate history and double first contact.


Published by McFarland & Co. Inc.

A link to this book on Amazon.com

From its roots in the black and white "under classes" through its clash with the broader culture to its multifaceted incarnation today, rock and roll has fostered and reflected a genuine cultural revolution that has gone on to influence the world.

This critical work investigates rock music from a philosophical perspective, an approach rarely seen in the literature. Topics include a definition of rock music and a suggested typology; an examination of rock on radio and in television and film; and a depiction of what is to come. Of particular interest is how rock's shifting mores have mirrored the complex changes experienced by American society as it has undergone almost continuous turbulence.

ROBERT G. PIELKE, originally from Baltimore, is now a retired professor of philosophy and resides in Claremont, CA.

BA from the University of MD in History and Governtmen
M.Div. in Theological Studies from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
Ph.D. in Social Ethics from the Claremont Graduate University


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