Port Jefferson Station, NY (Vocus) June 2, 2010
Author Alfred Sanford Hamby conveys significant historical events between the years of 1933-1945 in Three Brothers Plus One. The first installment of a six-book series, this book reveals the tragedies, terrible incidents, and horrible events that took place in this extremely important era.
A two-part novel that portrays a historical scenario in a fictional setting, Three Brothers Plus One takes readers on a romantic and adventurous journey from Italy to America and to some other places. Hamby tells the story of a three-and-a-half year-old baby girl who was kidnapped by the Naples Italian Mafia in 1933, and brought to New York City. She was transported to a section in lower Manhattan called Little Italy. There, a twist of fate came in to rescue. Seven members of a neighborhood street gang came home from seeing an Opera and found her on a bench in the Greenwich Village Park. Who was this little girl and why was she kidnapped? Readers will accompany her as she grows up in America, while trying to discover her roots.
Years later, just after WWII, Retired Colonel Alfred Habetrawongo is asked to investigate the issuance and circulation of counterfeiting of American currency in Western Europe and in America after the close of the war. As he goes on this mission, his wife becomes a big asset for him as she has extensive knowledge of both German and Italian languages – and because of her uncle’s involvement with the Mafia. The outcome of his undercover assignment is revealed in part two of Three Brothers Plus One.
Three Brothers Plus One will be featured at this year’s American Library Association Annual Book Exhibit in Washington, DC on June25-28, 2010. For more information, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Alfred Hamby was born on May 12, 1929 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. At the age of four or five, he got Encephalitis, which was wrongly treated as Poliomyelitis. The improper diagnosis and treatment left him crippled for life on his left side of his body. The Encephalitis affected his nervous system and his speech but through it all, he was able to become top in his field as Financial Director of a few metropolitan healthcare facilities. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Adelphi University at the age of fifty with a 3.5 grade average. He received his undergraduate degree from Pace University in 1957. He married Theresa Collins on February 8, 1958 and they have two children and five grandchildren. After his retirement, he and his wife moved to Hudson, Florida. He got a part-time position at a local community hospital and was employed for five years until he became extremely bored. Then, he started to write short stories on his computer. This is his second attempt to write and publish a full-length hardcover book.
Three Brothers Plus One* by Alfred Sanford Hamby, MBA
Publication Date: February 9, 2009
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