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Book Title: The Dangerous Dream|
The author of the book: Paul W. Silver
Date of issue: July 6th 2010
ISBN 13: 9781450236188
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"Typhoon," "earthquake," "explosion," "upheaval," are words connoting waste and destruction, to be sure. But remember there is a creative aspect to catastrophe which sweeps away the old and prepares the way for the new. Be that as it may, in describing the presidency of Duffy Artois the word "revolution" is simply inadequate. "Firestorm" might be a word used by members of the two-party machine that governed America before Artois. But in truth no single word suffices. Only a bookful of words might hope to capture the visionary reel of the Artois era. Hence "The Dangerous Dream." We can discover no writing nor record that predicted greatness for the ambitious and popular boy growing up in Los Angeles: growing first into a passable scholar, then into a criminal attorney, into a prosecutor, a district attorney, and climactically, in 1998, into the California governor's mansion. Young Duffy Artois seemed destined merely for worldly success. In 2002, as California governor, Artois bravely took all the blame for an abyssal budget deficit, even though there was plenty of blame to go around. After one 4-year term, he was narrowly defeated for reelection. For the next 5 years he was content to work behind the scenes as a consultant, speechwriter, campaign manager. He was content to be invisible. All the while, in the privacy of his heart, a critical mass was smoldering. Historians may quibble about whether the catharsis began during his term as governor or afterward. There is no quibble about the historical fact that by 2007, the year a man named Skipper came along and lighted the fuse, Artois had morphed into a walking, talking megaton bomb.
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Read information about the authorPaul W. Silver grew up in Los Angeles and Long Beach, attending public schools there. He graduated from the California Maritime Academy in 1969.
His mother was a librarian. His father was a talented storyteller who did not understand the publishing racket.
Paul W. Silver has read 1000 (or so) books from cover to cover.
When he was in the 8th grade,
Paul W. Silver decided to be a writer. At the age of 61, he finally published a novel.
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