Historical Fiction Book Illustrates Bravery in Seas

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James Nolan launches book campaign for ‘A Sea of Misfortune’

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James Nolan’s “A Sea of Misfortune: A History of People Who Ventured Out to the Sea” (published by Trafford Publishing) is composed of five unique stories that come together, with each one of the stories has something to do with the sea.

“I started with a piece of paper and something came into my mind to think about Portugal and the sailing they did in getting spices from the east,” Nolan shares his inspiration by writing the book.

Set in a journey from Lisbon, Portugal, the book tells a challenging expedition to several islands off the African coast to reach as Brazil and Argentina. Featuring pirates and merchants, the book echoes the bravery of characters and illustrates how good and bad people face each other.

An excerpt from the book:
In 1503, upon hearing of these voyages and, later, studying charts of the 1492 voyages of Admiral Christopher Columbus and of his fellow Portuguese navigators Pedro Alverez Cabral and his fellow Captain Amigo Vespucci, who, in 1500, discovered Brazil, he was prepared to make his fortune supplying the new Rio de Janeiro colony with trade goods, building materials, seeds, and muskets. He was not interested in making further discoveries or of finding gold; he would continue to make his fortune in trade.

“A Sea of Misfortune”
By James Nolan
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781490780443
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781490780429
E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781490780436
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
After the service, James Nolan was part of the 11 million GIs who were discharged. He had intended to go to college and had an athletic scholarship to several colleges. He went to Manhattan College in New York City for two years, majoring in track and cross-country, but he left when he realized his attention span was still tangled in his combat memories. He went to work in the postal service and was later promoted through the supervisory ranks. He retired as manager of Time Square post office. He was married to his wife, Dorothy, who died in 2014 of pancreatic cancer; the same cancer who took his son Tom in 2007. He has six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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