Jeffrey Bernhardt's New Book "The Indian" Offers Perspective on America’s Reactions to Calamitous Events

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Compelling work opens the doors to awakening and a sentient understanding of the country’s history and how it molds its citizen’s reactions to current events

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The country has been shaken by recent events the magnitude of which have not been felt since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the events leading to the end of the Vietnam War and the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Acts deliberate and accidental shatter the lives of hundreds and impact the lives of millions. Jeffrey Bernhardt’s book titled The Indian is a compelling glimpse into the history shaping the America we know today and its citizens’ reaction to current events.

In this masterpiece, Bernhardt shares how forces of history and society coerce and compel the American people. Delving deep into the impact of important events in the formation of individual attitudes and actions of citizens, the reader is back in 1969 when America dominates the world. America’s affluence, power and influence peaks, but a high price is paid for this greatness. War, protests and riots lead to the brink of self-destruction.

The Indian’s fictional plot revolves around Berkeley, California, and extends across California, Washington DC and New York. Characters are an assortment of individuals the reader readily identifies with who are caught in situations beyond anything they can understand let alone control.

Details of the historical events have been chronicled by many in exquisite detail and are utilized extensively in this work. The extraordinary period depicted in this work spanning 1969 through 1972 is a greatly underappreciated and momentous point in American history and its place in the world. From the peak of affluence and power, many were able to pursue spiritual and political ideals, only to slam against the larger reality of a culture which fractured and came dangerously close to self-destruction.

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About the Author

Jeffrey Bernhardt obtained degrees in math and chemistry, which have served him well over the years in spinning plausible stories for many employers. For many years, he has designed and developed medical instruments. He has three children and lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California with his wife and high school–aged youngest daughter. He lived through and participated in events of the period portrayed in this book. The intentions, yearnings, and idealism of the period are crystal clear and as out of step with the larger social mores now as they were then.

The Indian * by Jeffrey Bernhardt
America's Waking Dream, Berkeley Radicals, War, Riots, Drugs and Revolution
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
Trade Paperback; $ 19.99; 273 pages; 978-1-4836-0750-4
Trade Hardback; $ 29.99; 273 pages; 978-1-4836-0751-1
eBook; $ 3.99; 978-1-4836-0752-8

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