The Duke Don't Dance by Richard G Sharp

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(Kirkus Best of 2012 Indie Books List,Independent Publisher [IPPY] 2013 Gold Medal, Best Adult Fiction Ebook) Compressed between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boom, was the "Silent Generation." Their members were born too late to share in the triumph of the great victory, too early to know only the privilege of the American empire and in too few numbers to assure themselves a proper identity and proper legacy. Despite those attributes, they invented rock and roll, filled the streets in the struggle for racial equality, bled in the heated precipitates of the cold war and opened the doors to the sexual revolution and feminism. Their triumph lay not in their completion of these transitions, but in their survival through them. The Duke Don't Dance follows the adult lives of men and women who made that journey.

About Richard G Sharp

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Richard Sharp is a member of the "Silent Generation," the subject of his current fiction writing. Born into a farming family who migrated to rural Colorado from Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl, he traveled east to receive degrees from Harvard and Princeton Universities. His writing is enriched from career experiences across America and spanning work in some four dozen countries from the Vietnam War era through the present. Following years in the Washington, DC area with assignments mainly in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the former Soviet Union, he now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Published February 16, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 262 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Beth—one of Frank’s business colleagues—and Sam’s wife, Fran, are also major players, but other spouses, ex-wives, adult children and lovers take on secondary yet intriguing roles.

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Sharp takes you on a journey through the times and touches on history and events, all the while creating interesting scenarios to engage his characters, creating an understanding and believability to their actions.

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Baby Boomers as they are called are the children of the Greatest Generation as we know them, but also in some cases the children of the Silent Generation were also born at the end of that era.

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When Paul Simon wrote, “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls,” he undoubtedly had not met Richard Sharp, whose “prophets” find other means—and places—to impart their messages.

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I have to be honest and state that in reading “The Duke Don’t Dance” I didn’t really “get” it at first.

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