The People v. Charles Robert Darwin
An American Novel
Warren LeRoi Johns
Copyright 2012 by Warren LeRoi Johns
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Declaration of Fiction
This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. Excerpts from published works, quoted in the storyline, are italicized and endnoted.
Author of Dateline Sunday, U.S.A.; Beyond Forever; Genesis File; Chasing Infinity; Time Zero and Three Days Before the Sun
Ride to Glory, an American novel, exposes some of Charles Darwin's more shaky suppositions in a fictional courtroom battle. Billed as Monkey II, the mock trial picks up where the 1925 Scopes "trial of the century" left off, debating the hot-button issue: "Is Evolution Fact or Fantasy?"
Gutsy Ph.D. candidate and independent thinker, Joshua Chamberlain Ryan, is cast as "star" witness, inadvertently pitting him against major Professor Karl Striker, devout defender of Darwinian assumptions. Josh thumbs his nose at chance hyhpothesis speculations, putting his academic credentials on the line, irreverently bashing evolution's Achilles' heels with the courage of the Biblical Joshua attacking Jericho’s walls.