April 18, 2024 The Best Source of News, Culture, Lifestyle for Culver City, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Palms and West Los Angeles

Steve Kanne’s Novel, The Furax Connection Now Available

Fireside Publications of Lady Lake, Florida, has published The Furax Connection, a work of historical fiction written by retired Brentwood lawyer Steve Kanne.

Furax tells the remarkable story of Harvard honors graduate Billy Rosen who volunteers for the draft shortly before the outbreak of the Korean War. Based in part upon the author’s own experiences in the military, the book has been endorsed by two retired general officers and a number of other former members of the military. General Ronald Fogelman, former Air Force Chief of Staff, read Furax and the author was advised that he “was very drawn into it and wants to know when the sequel will be out.†Alan Caruba, a charter member of the National Book Critics Circle, selected Furax as one of the best in new fiction and nonfiction books for the month of November 2009. Furax has been featured in a full-page review in the GCA Journal, the official publication of the Garand Collectors Association (a 14,000-member worldwide organization), and is scheduled to receive a write-up in the Korean War Project’s newsletter.

Storyline: The last thing Louis Rosen expected of his son, Billy, was that he would volunteer for the draft after graduating from Harvard in 1949 with highest honors; and the last thing Billy expected of his father was that he would become a partner in a criminal enterprise known as “Furax Unlimited.†Yet, when these two events unexpectedly collide and connect, Billy’s life is changed forever.

The Furax Connection chronicles Billy’s struggle for survival during his initial weeks in uniform when, unwittingly, he becomes entangled in a web of deceit and intrigue from which he must either extricate himself or suffer the shame and disgrace of a dishonorable discharge. That he survives at all is testimony not only to his resourcefulness and strength of purpose, but to his uncanny ability to forge relationships. And, as Billy struggles to survive, we learn from the author that, contrary to the civilian world of indifferent strangers Billy left behind, the military is a close-knit family of good and decent people who unselfishly care for their own.

Author’s Bio: Steve Kanne graduated from Harvard with honors, served in the Army as a military journalist, attended Stanford Law School, and practiced real estate law for over three decades. He wrote one of the three winning short stories in the 2006 Stanford Fiction Contest. The Furax Connection is his first novel.

The Furax Connection may be purchased on Amazon.com (where it is also available in Kindle format), online directly from Fireside Publications (www.firesidepubs.com) and in bookstores where available. To learn more about it (and to read its reviews and endorsements), visit the author’s website at www.StephenLKanne.com.

Related Posts

Foreign Currency in International Business Expansion

January 2, 2024

January 2, 2024

Business has transformed into a whole different dimension. The interconnectedness across countries is increasing the feasibility of business expansions. It...

How to Select Quality Solar Panels and Installation in California

January 2, 2024

January 2, 2024

As solar energy becomes more affordable and popular, many homeowners in California are considering installing solar panels. However, not all...

Celebrating Christmas in Las Vegas: A Winter Wonderland of Fun and Festivity

November 15, 2023

November 15, 2023

As the festive season approaches, Las Vegas transforms into a glittering winter wonderland, offering a unique and magical Christmas experience....

Navigating Oxnard’s Public Transportation System: A Driver’s Guide

November 2, 2023

November 2, 2023

Whether you live in Oxnard or want to visit, it’s useful to know how to get around this coastal city....

15 Tips For Keeping Burglars Out Of Your Business

October 16, 2023

October 16, 2023

In the ever-evolving realm of business security, the persistent threat of burglary perpetually looms overhead like a dark cloud. The...

US Gambling Laws

July 12, 2023

July 12, 2023

Whilst casino gaming is a significant part of the American culture, US gambling laws are ever-changing. Prior to the Unlawful...

Reasonable Renting in The City of Angels

June 2, 2023

June 2, 2023

What would it be like to wake up in a bustling metropolis filled with endless possibilities, set against rows of...

BEST BITCOINS CASINO 2023: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

May 29, 2023

May 29, 2023

Bitcoins casino and cryptocurrency casinos are in full swing, and they will increase users exponentially in the coming years. However,...

Messi Drives Up Ticket Prices Up for this MLS Season.

May 4, 2023

May 4, 2023

Lionel Messi’s arrival in Major League Soccer (MLS) is already causing a stir, and the profound effect it is having...

Don’t Miss Your Last Chance to Experience CORTEO by Cirque du Soleil!

April 25, 2023

April 25, 2023

The Show’s Run At The Microsoft Theater Ends On April 30  Time is running out for fans of CORTEO by...

Enforcement of LA’s Home Sharing Ordinance for Short-Term Rentals Falls Significantly in 2022

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

Better Neighbors LA report highlights the inadequacies of enforcement measures for short-term rentals in Los Angeles, calling for increased regulation...

Tragic Fire Claims Lives of Elderly Couple and Their Cat in Mar Vista

February 9, 2023

February 9, 2023

Doris Bergman and Albert Sassoe Jr. victims in Wednesday morning fire By Sam Catanzaro An elderly couple and their cat...

4 Tips for Landing Your Dream Job

January 2, 2023

January 2, 2023

New graduates have fresh skill sets and they are driven by a desire to succeed. Hampering this desire, however, is...

Cancer Cartel Provides Financial Help To Cancer Patients

November 16, 2022

November 16, 2022

Cancer Cartel is helping cancer patients focus on their treatment, not the financial stress of living with a diagnosis. Learn...

Column: Tenant Support Could Tip the Political Scales in CD-11 Council Race

October 29, 2022

October 29, 2022

Darling pushes advocacy of renter’s rights over Park in tightly contested battle to succeed Mike Bonin! By Nick Antonicello In...