Don Lord’s New Historical Novel Explores US, Siam Relations

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‘The Gentle Revolutionaries’ based on lives of missionaries to Siam.

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My book shows how positive societies can be when people of different backgrounds and views work together.

When author Don Lord was doing his doctoral dissertation, he realized many Americans have “distorted views” of 19th-century American and Siamese (present-day Thai) culture. His new novel, “The Gentle Revolutionaries” (published by WestBow Press) is based on facts he learned during his doctoral research.

“The Gentle Revolutionaries” centers on the real-life experiences of Dan Bradley and his wife, Emelie, U.S. missionaries to Siam during the 19th century. Within the pages of this fictional narrative, Lord discusses many of the accomplishments of the U.S. and Siam the relationship between the two countries and how they changed each other.

“The main characters, Dan and Emelie Bradley, went to Thailand and were surprised by how much a different culture changed them positively,” Lord says. “My book shows how positive societies can be when people of different backgrounds and views work together.”

An excerpt from “The Gentle Revolutionaries”:

“In the week after Emelie’s ascension, Dan was inundated by visits from Siamese nobles and government officials who called on him to express their sympathy and deep respect for Emelie. To the surprise of many, even the Phra Klang came to thank Dan for Emelie’s contributions to Siam.”

“The Gentle Revolutionaries”
By Don Lord
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 352 pages | ISBN 9781490809281
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 352 pages | ISBN 9781490809267
E-Book | 352 pages | ISBN 9781490809274
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

About the Author
Don Lord has a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College and a doctoral degree from Western Reserve University. “The Gentle Revolutionaries” is his sixth published work.

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