Time Trippers – The Nights of the Round Table – Christmas Holiday Special – Free on Kindle December 19-23, 2015   Leave a comment

Capturing the Spirit of the Twenties!

This historically accurate time travel adventure was written as an experiment in time travel – as if you actually traveled back in time, a day by day account: Take a trip back to the last week of September, 1927 to see Babe Ruth hit his record-breaking 60th home run, and hopefully connect with members of the famed Algonquin Round Table, especially the sardonic Dorothy Parker. So I let actual events tell the story just as if you actually traveled to New York City in 1927 (from Philadelphia’s Independence Hall as a time portal) and what could plausibly happen that week. I had no idea how it would unfold nor how it would end as I wrote it.
I literally traveled back in time thanks to exhaustive research using the New York Times as a day by day guide as well as other sources such as my extensive collection of 1920’s magazines, my 1926 Official Guide of Railways and Steamship schedules, for example.Listening to original 1920’s recordings (available on iTunes) and reading actual periodicals of that time, it feels like you could actually step out into the Roaring Twenties.
Of course the story itself is fictional. So if so inclined, please give it a read and hang out with Dorothy Parker, Benchley and the other wits of the Round Table as well as Babe Ruth, a young James Cagney and a mysterious Japanese Navy midshipman from their actual goodwill visit to N Y Harbor starting that Wednesday, September 28th, 1927.

 

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So if you are having as much difficulty finding a gift as our friend above in the cartoon from Christmas, 1924 (by James Montgomery Flagg) try giving someone this adventure in time travel. (Keep in mind the nice thing about a Kindle gift is that someone cannot fling the book at your head if they are displeased: “This is a book not to be tossed aside lightly – it should be thrown with great force!” – Dorothy Parker)

 To find out more, and have some fun along the way, take a walk back in time with us to the last week of September, 1927 to see Babe Ruth hit his record-breaking 60th home run. Hang out with the incomparably witty Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and Harpo Marx. Meet Dorothy’s friend, F. Scott Fitzgerald; run into a young and as yet unknown James Cagney, Ben ‘Bugsy’ Siegel, a certain Japanese Navy midshipman and many others.
If you liked ‘Midnight in Paris’ or ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and enjoy Jack Finney’s ‘Time and Again,’ then you might like this book too! Enjoy! Available on Amazon both Paperback and Kindle editions!

Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table Amazon Page

 

Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table – Capturing the Spirit of the Twenties:   Leave a comment

Summer Vacation Special – Free on Kindle June 10-14, 20143 (everybody’s favorite price). Time Trippers – The Nights of the Round Table!

Judge_Gentleman-1So if you are having difficulty finding anything to do on  the long, lazy days of summer (right……) try this adventure in time travel! Take a realistic walk back to 1927’s New York to see Babe Ruth hit his record-breaking 60th home run, experience life at the height of the Jazz Age and rub elbows with the world famous Algonquin Round Table and the incomparable Dorothy Parker. (Well, that was the plan, anyway). But even with the best intentions of not interfering in history can still cause historical havoc……especially when the Imperial Japanese Navy is in town for a visit (they really were!) and you never know who you might run into!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Imperial Japanese Navy made a goodwill visit to New York harbor Sep 28-30, 1927

The Imperial Japanese Navy made a goodwill visit to New York harbor Sep 28-30, 1927

This historically accurate time travel adventure was written as an experiment in time travel: Take a trip back to the last week of September, 1927 to see Babe Ruth hit his record-breaking 60th home run, and hopefully connect with members of the famed Algonquin Round Table, especially the sardonic Dorothy Parker. So I let actual events tell the story just as if you actually traveled to New York City (from Philadelphia’s Independence Hall as a time portal) and what could conceivably happen that week. I had no idea how it would unfold nor how it would end as I wrote it.
I literally traveled back in time thanks to exhaustive research using the New York Times as a day by day guide as well as other sources such as my extensive collection of 1920’s magazines, my 1926 Official Guide of Railways and Steamship schedules, for example. Of course the story itself is fictional. So if so inclined, please give it a read and hang out with Dorothy Parker, Benchley and the other wits of the Round Table as well as Babe Ruth, a young James Cagney and a mysterious Japanese Navy midshipman from their actual goodwill visit to N Y Harbor starting that Wednesday, September 28th, 1927.
If you liked ‘Midnight in Paris,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire’ or Jack Finney’s masterpiece ‘Time and Again,’ then you might like this book too!

Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table Amazon Page

 

Posted June 2, 2014 by mikeile51 in The Books

Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table – Capturing the Spirit of the Twenties:   Leave a comment

Christmas Holiday Special – Free on Kindle December 20-24, 2013 (everybody’s favorite price). Time Trippers – The Nights of the Round Table

This historically accurate time travel adventure was written as an experiment in time travel: Take a trip back to the last week of September, 1927 to see Babe Ruth hit his record-breaking 60th home run, and hopefully connect with members of the famed Algonquin Round Table, especially the sardonic Dorothy Parker. So I let actual events tell the story just as if you actually traveled to New York City (from Philadelphia’s Independence Hall as a time portal) and what could conceivably happen that week. I had no idea how it would unfold nor how it would end as I wrote it.
I literally traveled back in time thanks to exhaustive research using the New York Times as a day by day guide as well as other sources such as my extensive collection of 1920’s magazines, my 1926 Official Guide of Railways and Steamship schedules, for example. Of course the story itself is fictional. So if so inclined, please give it a read and hang out with Dorothy Parker, Benchley and the other wits of the Round Table as well as Babe Ruth, a young James Cagney and a mysterious Japanese Navy midshipman from their actual goodwill visit to N Y Harbor starting that Wednesday, September 28th, 1927.

 

Life_xmas_24_Shop1

So if you are having as much difficulty finding a gift as our friend above in the cartoon from Christmas, 1924 (by James Montgomery Flagg) try giving someone this adventure in time travel. (Keep in mind the nice thing about a Kindle gift is that someone cannot fling the book at your head if they are displeased – Enjoy!)

To find out more, and have some fun along the way, take a walk back in time with us to the last week of September, 1927 to see Babe Ruth hit his record-breaking 60th home run. Hang out with the incomparably witty Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and Harpo Marx. Meet Dorothy’s friend, F. Scott Fitzgerald; run into a young and as yet unknown James Cagney, Ben ‘Bugsy’ Siegel, a certain Japanese Navy midshipman and many others.
If you liked ‘Midnight in Paris’ or ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and enjoy Jack Finney’s ‘Time and Again,’ then you might like this book too! Enjoy! Available on Amazon both Paperback and Kindle editions!

Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table Amazon Page

 

Posted December 17, 2013 by mikeile51 in The Books

Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table – Capturing the Spirit of the Twenties:   Leave a comment

Capturing the Spirit of the Twenties! (One had to know where to go, the password or if all else fails, ask a cop where a fella can get a drink) 
The Florida Land Boom in its salad days neatly satirized by the always sagacious old Life magazine in 1925.
While my book is a snapshot of life in one week in 1927 I do not touch on the ballyhoo of advertising and the Florida Boom. Can’t have everything, but give it a read and hang out with Dorothy Parker, Benchley and the other wits of the Round Table as well as Babe Ruth, a young James Cagney and a mysterious Japanese Navy midshipman from their goodwill visit to N Y Harbor.

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Fashion note: the woman on the cover wears her stockings rolled…..the fact that it is included on the cover cartoon and in so many other cartoons around 1922-1927 suggests that the daring fashion was quite widespread and ordinary not only for dance wear but in daily life as well. Cool!
To find out more, and have some fun along the way, take a walk back in time with us to the last week of September, 1927 to see Babe Ruth hit his record-breaking 60th home run. Hang out with the incomparably witty Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and Harpo Marx. Meet Dorothy’s friend, F. Scott Fitzgerald; run into a young and as yet unknown James Cagney, Ben ‘Bugsy’ Siegel, a certain Japanese Navy midshipman and many others.
If you liked ‘Midnight in Paris’ or ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and enjoy Jack Finney’s ‘Time and Again,’ then you might like this book too! Enjoy! Available on Amazon both Paperback and Kindle editions!

Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table Amazon Page

Posted December 10, 2013 by mikeile51 in The Books

Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table – Free on Kindle August 20-24, 2013. Dorothy Parker 120th Birthday Special   Leave a comment

A Dorothy Parker 120th Birthday Special! (August 22, 1893)

Free on Kindle August 20 thru August 24, 2013!

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In honor of Dorothy Parker’s 120th birthday, August 22, 1893 I am offering my historically accurate tale based on real events for free on Kindle the week of her birthday, from August 20 thru August 24th. This time-travel adventure features Dorothy Parker and some of her Algonquin Round Table friends allowing you to take a walk back with us to the last week of September, 1927 to visit New York City in the Jazz Age and see Babe Ruth hit his record-breaking 60th home run.

The story was written based on research of events in the New York Times as well as other 1920’s periodicals and as I was writing it, did not know how the story would develop, until I researched the next day’s Times, including ship arrivals and departures, stock prices, etc. I stumbled upon the key event, the goodwill visit by the Japanese Navy to New York quite by accident (see news clips below).

Th story begins as an apparently harmless time travel trip back to 1927 using Philly’s Independence Hall as a time portal and then by train to New York to spend a week in the city and watch Babe Ruth do his stuff.

However, thanks to a series of interesting and seemingly harmless chance encounters, this  innocent trip back in time causes events to begin to spin out of control, involving bootleggers, gamblers, gangsters and kidnapping threatening the future as we know it. Along the way though, hang out with the incomparably witty Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Harpo Marx and others of the world-famous Algonquin Hotel’s Round Table, the beating heart of New York’s Jazz Age culture. Meet Dorothy’s friend, F. Scott Fitzgerald; run into a young and as yet unknown James Cagney, Ben ‘Bugsy’ Siegel, a certain Japanese Navy midshipman* (naval cadet) and many others.

*The Japanese Navy made a goodwill visit to New York Sep. 28 – Oct 6, 1927 and their officers and midshipmen attended a Yankees game…

Japanese Navy training cruisers make goodwill visit to New York Sep 28, 1927

From the New Times: Japanese Navy training cruisers make goodwill visit to New York Sep 28 – Oct 6, 1927

The Imperial Japanese Navy made a goodwill visit to New York harbor Sep 28-30, 1927

Based on actual events, this is a historically accurate trip back to the past when modern America was born and women experienced their first liberation.

If you liked ‘Midnight in Paris’ or ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and enjoy Jack Finney’s ‘Time and Again,’ then you might like this book too! Enjoy! Available on Amazon both Paperback and Kindle editions!

Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table Amazon Page

Posted July 21, 2013 by mikeile51 in The Books

Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table – Capturing the Spirit of the Twenties:   Leave a comment

Capturing the Spirit of the Twenties! (One had to know where to go, the password or if all else fails, ask a cop where a fella can get a drink) From January 1924 issue of ‘Judge’ magazine – the top humor magazine of the ’20’s:

Calvin Coolidge seen as a Progressive!

'Silent' Calvin Coolidge a Progressive!

‘Silent’ Calvin Coolidge a Progressive!

 

Part of the editorial attached to the cartoon

Part of the editorial attached to the cartoon


Cartoon from the January, 1924 issue of ‘Judge’ showing Silent Cal as a progressive, far from his historic reputation as a do-nothing president. Judge was a liberal magazine and apparently looked on the new president as something of a progressive in his unsuccessful attempt to build a St. Lawrence Seaway and cooperative hydro-electric power sharing with Canada. He was an honest, true hands-off president, a believer in free market economics and low taxes (he lowered taxes dramatically in 1925) leading to unparalleled prosperity – and  with capitalism unfettered – eventually the Great Depression. But even though I’m a Democrat, I have always respected and admired died-in-the-wool solid Republicans like Cal and Eisenhower.
To find out more, and have some fun along the way, take a walk back in time with us to the last week of September, 1927 to see Babe Ruth hit his record-breaking 60th home run. Hang out with the incomparably witty Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and Harpo Marx. Meet Dorothy’s friend, F. Scott Fitzgerald; run into a young and as yet unknown James Cagney, Ben ‘Bugsy’ Siegel, a certain Japanese Navy midshipman and many others.
If you liked ‘Midnight in Paris’ or ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and enjoy Jack Finney’s ‘Time and Again,’ then you might like this book too! Enjoy! Available on Amazon both Paperback and Kindle editions!

Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table Amazon Page

Posted July 21, 2013 by mikeile51 in The Books

Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table – Capturing the Spirit of the Twenties:   Leave a comment

Capturing the Spirit of the Twenties! (One had to know where to go, the password or if all else fails, ask a cop where a fella can get a drink) 
The Florida Land Boom in its salad days neatly satirized by the always sagacious old Life magazine in 1925.
While my book is a snapshot of life in one week in 1927 I do not touch on the ballyhoo of advertising and the Florida Boom. Can’t have everything, but give it a read and hang out with Dorothy Parker, Benchley and the other wits of the Round Table as well as Babe Ruth, a young James Cagney and a mysterious Japanese Navy midshipman from their goodwill visit to N Y Harbor.

1459922_593860344012704_57173513_n


Fashion note: the woman on the cover wears her stockings rolled…..the fact that it is included on the cover cartoon and in so many other cartoons around 1922-1927 suggests that the daring fashion was quite widespread and ordinary not only for dance wear but in daily life as well. Cool!
To find out more, and have some fun along the way, take a walk back in time with us to the last week of September, 1927 to see Babe Ruth hit his record-breaking 60th home run. Hang out with the incomparably witty Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and Harpo Marx. Meet Dorothy’s friend, F. Scott Fitzgerald; run into a young and as yet unknown James Cagney, Ben ‘Bugsy’ Siegel, a certain Japanese Navy midshipman and many others.
If you liked ‘Midnight in Paris’ or ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and enjoy Jack Finney’s ‘Time and Again,’ then you might like this book too! Enjoy! Available on Amazon both Paperback and Kindle editions!

Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table Amazon Page

Posted June 5, 2013 by mikeile51 in The Books