D.W. Duke Pursues New Marketing Push for 2014 Novel

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‘The Duke Legacy’ chronicles lives of famed Duke family, details journey of Washington Duke.

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D.W. Duke hopes his book will give readers a better understanding of Washington Duke and his family’s lasting legacy, as he touches on the lives of numerous Duke family members, concluding with Washington Duke’s granddaughter, who passed away in 1993.

D.W. Duke, an attorney in California, is also a Duke family historian and genealogist. While many others have studied the Duke family legacy, focusing primarily on Washington Duke, founder of Duke University, D.W. Duke has something that sets him apart – he’s part of the legacy himself.

D.W. Duke brings the legacy of Washington Duke to life in his historical fiction, “The Duke Legacy” (published by iUniverse), which follows Washington Duke’s life and lasting impact.

Washington Duke was born in 1820, and was one of 10 children. At a young age, he realized there was a great amount of racial discrimination in the South. It was at this young age that his disdain for slavery began to form.

Throughout “The Duke Legacy,” readers will follow Washington Duke on his righteous journey against slavery and injustice. Using information garnered from his relatives, D.W. Duke tells the story of a man who goes from a humble beginning in North Carolina to founding the well-known Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, all the while maintaining a strict moral code and standing up for those in need.

D.W. Duke hopes his book will give readers a better understanding of Washington Duke and his family’s lasting legacy, as he touches on the lives of numerous Duke family members, concluding with Washington Duke’s granddaughter, who passed away in 1993.

“The Duke Legacy”
By D.W. Duke
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 402 pages | ISBN 9781491726211
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 402 pages | ISBN 9781491726204
E-Book | 402 pages | ISBN 9781491726228
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
D.W. Duke is a California attorney and a Duke family historian and genealogist. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law. He holds a fourth-degree black belt conferred by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation in Seoul, Korea. He is the author of five books and dozens of articles, mostly concerning law.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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