Power And Passion

An Epic Novel of the 1960s

by Donald Miller



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/11/2019

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 692
ISBN : 9781480876552
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 692
ISBN : 9781480876538
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 692
ISBN : 9781480876545

About the Book

Diane Howard holds a strange secret that not even she understands. As the great-great granddaughter of abolitionist general Oliver Otis Howard, the contemporary student believes it is her calling to address the unresolved issues of Jim Crow left over from her ancestor’s time. Though African American progress has been in hibernation for a century she witnesses its resurgence in her time. But even more intriguing, whenever her father tells stories of the Civil War, she feels a blinding, sometimes painful sense of Déjà vu. Like she was not only tethered to that age of black carriages and hoop skirts… but played an integral role!
Days after president Kennedy’s death, Diane meets Cleveland high school student Erich Metzger as the result of a car accident. Their quirky not exactly traditional boy meets girl moment establishes a life affirming counterpoint to the tragedy that has gripped the nation. Drawn into the 1960s like matter to a black hole, a road map has been drawn for the most incredible adventure of their lives. Yet as her boyfriend is stubbornly skeptical of her belief in a past life. He realizes that as his coming of age grows out of the golden era of rock n’ roll her transformation seems to have begun much earlier, exactly one century earlier.

About the Author

Donald Miller is a graduate of Kent State University with majors in economics, history and education. He taught business and history in Chardon, Ohio, and Hollywood, Maryland, and was among the protesters at Kent State when four students were killed in an antiwar demonstration, May 4, 1970. He currently lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.