Tuesday, June 4, 2013
My historical novel, BEN CONNOLLY in the PARIS COMMUNE, will be available as a free download from Kindle for five Wednesdays beginning June 12, 2013, the 169th anniversary of the birth of Januarius A. MacGahan. The free downloads will continue on June 19 and 26 and July 3 and 10. BEN CONNOLLY was inspired by MacGahan’s exploits and reporting during the Paris Commune of 1871. The two-month-long struggle between the Paris working class, led by leftist revolutionaries, and the French central government was MacGahan’s first major assignment as a war correspondent for the New York Herald. MacGahan emerged as one of the foremost war correspondents of the 19th Century and his stories are credited with freeing Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire. This weekend, June 7 and 8, The MacGahan American-Bulgarian Festival will be in New Lexington, Ohio. This will be the 35th year that admirers will celebrate MacGahan’s achievements.