The first historical novel capturing the turbulent Vietnam War era in 1969, within the revolutionary setting of a Midwestern university…
A nostalgic and entertaining story for those seeking perspective about their youth…
A frank and shocking portrayal of America’s jolting revolution against mainstream values…
A bold reflection on 1969 and 1970 from the university perspective… NOBLE CHAOS.
RYAN STERLING is a nineteen-year-old college junior traversing a moral switchback in 1969 and 1970.
He protests the Vietnam War while weighing patriotic implications. He loses passion for education while remaining on the Dean’s List. He defies authority while conforming to group pressure. He experiments with drugs while resisting dependency. And still he devours philosophy and psychology to find meaning in his raging confusion.
But conflict is the price of his search for understanding. Conflict carves rifts between Ryan, his peers and society. Conflict forces him to make game-changing choices.
1969: Drugs, sex , rock ‘n’ roll, and rebellion
Ryan’s odyssey includes a supporting cast of compelling characters. Letty, his idealistic lover, shuns her self-indulgent past and makes the least expected confession. A tradition-minded classmate transforms into a revolutionary and leads dangerous confrontations with armed authorities. Finally, a calculating drug dealer squares off with Ryan’s nemesis, provoking a fatal consequence of intolerance.
Set in 1969 and 1970 at the University of Kansas, one of the nation’s most radical colleges at that time, this astonishing story weaves together emotional with historical truth. The novel shares an uncensored perspective of America’s jolting revolution against mainstream values . . . a captivating narrative on the Vietnam War era as university students lived through this momentous epoch in their lives.
America has not been the same since these fateful years, and Noble Chaos provides an intimate exploration of an extraordinary and indelible time that still shapes the nation today.
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