Nothing But The Best
Daniel Durand will accept nothing but the best, from himself or anyone else. Summoning his courage and up-from-the-gutter toughness, he survives his first Civil War battle. Later, during a disastrous Union route, he must choose between following an order or doing the right thing. His choice will remain a secret, but follow him for the rest of his life. After his last battle, he returns to his hometown, Cleveland, determined to overcome war's devastation and his own tragedy.
There are fortunes to be made rebuilding America and Daniel vows to make his. He starts at the bottom at a bank, rises quickly, but clashes with the bank's president, who becomes an obstacle professionally and personally. Daniel outsmarts him on both fronts, moves his family to New York, and launches a Wall Street investment house. He's just in time for a financial panic and depression that puts his firm's survival at risk.
Audacious Success, Implacable Enemies, Deadly Dangers
Daniel's grit and savvy carry his firm through the downturn to a front row seat on the greatest explosion of ingenuity, invention, and wealth in history: the Industrial Revolution. Financing the giants of the age, he builds a Wall Street powerhouse. However, his audacity, integrity, and refusal to join New York high society earn him a long list of powerful enemies, including Theodore Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan. An unknown enemy, a secretive and ruthless dynasty, vows to destroy him. They use his oldest son to uncover his long-buried Civil War secret, a secret that could send Daniel to the gallows.
Epic Historical Fiction, A Can't-Put-It-Down Family Saga
This epic novel captures the Industrial Revolution's intoxicating spirit of unlimited possibilities, unbounded confidence, and buoyant optimism. The Durand family's intricate story weaves together themes of love and hate, triumph and disgrace, revenge, redemption, and reconciliation. The saga plays out across America: industrial Cleveland, Civil War battlefields, glittering New York and Wall Street, and the Northwestern frontier. It also poses important questions concerning freedom and government that Forward Clarion Review says "Are surprisingly relevant today." The answers have never been more crucial.
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About the Author
Mr. Gore traded bonds in Los Angeles for a Wall Street firm for five years before moving to a Southern California based brokerage. There he became one of the firm's youngest partners, traded bonds for twenty-two years, managed the fixed income division, and was on the executive committee. A former president of the Los Angeles Municipal Bond Club, he has appeared on television and radio as an expert on fixed income securities. He has been quoted in various publications, and had a letter to the editor published in the Financial Times. In 2006, he publicly and frequently warned of impending housing and financial crises. He set up a propriety trading desk to capitalize on the situation, and his family sold their house. In 2012, he retired from finance to write full time.
Mr. Gore's first novel, The Gordian Knot, a legal thriller and courtroom drama, was published in 2000. He writes about economic, political, and cultural issues on his website, straightlinelogic.com and his readership has steadily grown. The Golden Pinnacle, a novel about a rags-to-riches Wall Street titan and his family, set during the Industrial Revolution, reflects a lifelong interest in that period and the entrepreneurial giants who built America. It is the first of a projected trilogy.
Mr. Gore lives with his wife and son in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He golfs, skis, swims, bowls, and rides his mountain bike. The only television show he watches regularly is "The Big Bang Theory." More about Mr. Gore's views on a variety of issues may be found on straightlinelogic.com.