It is a Friday night in September of 1962-the opening night for high school football in western Pennsylvania-when football player Douglas Mitchell first sees the girl who stops his heart with her eyes. Marie Kruger, a cheerleader for the opposing team, has a great mind, disarming beauty, and a supportive family. Although he leaves the game without learning her name, Douglas knows she has already captured his heart. Now all he has to do is find her.
Driven by his powerful desires, Douglas finally finds Marie in a dance hall, where he quickly loses his confidence to approach her. After promising himself that he will finally forget her once and for all, Douglas heads home. A month later, as the Cuban Missile crisis threatens the United States, fate intervenes and Douglas encounters Marie once again. This time, he gathers the courage to ask her on a date.
Meanwhile, Marie is attuned to rising women's rights issues and new opportunities, and she proves she can cope with the labyrinth of social issues and obstacles burning in the era. Even so, she finds her greatest obstacle within. As she falls in love with Douglas, she wonders how to navigate toward her dream when feeling conflicted by love for a boy who adores her and provides perfect counter-balance-but is also arrogant, inventive, and strong-willed.
Revolution and Arrogance is a poignant coming-of-age story of two young lovers who must rely on hope and passion to discover a future in a time of revolution and turmoil.
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