Wings Over the Amazon

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Book 3 of a series, is written against the backdrops of the Roaring Twenties and early aviation where drug lords, airline moguls, and a border war setback Gomez’ airline: Aéreo Oriente. None is more challenging than aviatrix Dee Braun. In the speakeasies and boudoirs of many men, she is the bold Flapper drawn to Vicente Gómez because of a connection to the rainforest of las Amazonas

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Words: 186,040
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452443652
About A. J. Osorio

Graduation from New York University led to a career in education. An M.A., supported by graduate work (Hofstra), and a doctoral program (CUNY), concluded my formal education. Old books, museums and musty libraries fascinated me. I wanted to bring my findings to life.

I discovered a path to the past through living history. While a 12-year member of the Brigade of the American Revolution (1975-1986), I recreated el Regimiento de la Luisiana, which became a practical basis for writing.

During the American Bicentennial, my group demonstrated from Canada to Florida. As reenactment-commander, I accepted the surrender of British colors at San Augustine. During my tenure, I participated in instructional exercises on the life and times of common Revolutionary War soldiers at the U.S. Military Academy. I received the prestigious Sons of the American Revolution medal. Research on the Bourbon Family’s role in the Americas triggered travels in Latin America, and Europe.

I joined the Kingdom of Spain’s cultural effort to publicize its role during the American Revolution; participated in PBS and; Hollywood films (Sweet Liberty); and worked successfully for the issuance of a Bernardo de Gálvez Stamp.

In Arizona, after horseback riding on the Gila River, where de Gálvez ventured, my ‘sketches’ twisted—nonfiction became historical fiction; then came the Journalist of the Magdalena Series, a saga of a family challenged with political upheavals, a border war, and drug expansion as they pioneer aviation.

Why fiction? “Fiction, when presented with well-defined characters and plots, best pulls another time from dormant dusty pages and drawings.”

Memberships included: Arizona Author’s, Company of Military Historians, Hispanic Society of America, NRA, Romance Writers of America, and Southwest Valley Writers.

Past-time: rainforest travels
Authors: Jeff Shaara, John Jakes, Thomas Fleming, Gary Jennings
Next novel: The Eagles of the Sierra Madre

Also in Series: The Journalist

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Review by: Jenny Mequia on March 04, 2012 : (no rating)
After reading the Journalist of the Magadelana and this book the descriptions are so vivid and I was intrigued with the story of the Gomez's.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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