New Historical Novel Focuses on PTSD in the 2nd Generation

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A new historical novel spans three generations from the Front in WWI through the Siberian gulags to the front in WWII as a college basketball coach searches for the cause of his panic attacks.

Authorhouse TM has released When Eagles Die, the sequel to the award-winning historical novel about Anders’ Army, The Brief Sun. This new historical novel spans three generations from the Eastern Front in World War I through the Siberian gulags and the battlefields of Second World War to the present; Coach Joe Bartkowski stuns the basketball world when he leads a small college team to the national championships. Now sought after by major universities, Joe finds his career threatened by unexplained anxiety and panic attacks. Is it a midlife crisis as his therapist claims, or does the answer lie in his family’s history? When Eagles Die embraces Joe’s painful search for the truth, his unexpected discoveries about himself, and the very nature of the human mind.

“I am pleased the project has finally been completed,” says author Robert Ambros. “Interest in The Brief Sun just increases with time and I hope I have done it justice with this sequel. And by the way, although it’s a sequel, When Eagles Die is not a continuation; it has its own premise and characters with their own problems.” When asked about the storyline, Ambros replied: “the work was inspired by the growing body of evidence that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can significantly influence the offspring of the sufferers. Unfortunately, this phenomenon is not widely known by either the public or mental health care workers and many people suffer silently unaware of what ails them.”

Robert Ambros’ first novel, The Brief Sun, won the 10th Annual International Writer’s Digest Award for best genre fiction.

Authorhouse partners with Ingram, a leading book distributor. When Eagles Die is available at 25,000 booksellers and on popular websites such as and When Eagles Die can also be directly purchased from the publisher at For additional information, please visit

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When Eagles Die

By Robert Ambros

Publication Date: 10/2004

Hardcover ISBN: 1418489875, 248 pages

Paperback ISBN: 1418489883, 248 pages

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