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“Where Have All the Flowers Gone?: An American Story” by Christopher Lee Bowen is now available for purchase

AR Press is honored to publish Where Have All the Flowers Gone?: An American Storyby Christopher Lee Bowen. The book is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the ARPress website. 

Gauguin titled his Tahitian painting: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? An un-Tahitian line of questioning. Those lightly clad and uncomplicated islanders were content to enjoy what was at hand and not question much about anything. Unlike us, well upholstered and inwardly uptight, who question everything. Our Western search for God, meaning, and explanation for why we are here is like breakfast in a failed marriage. All questions, accusations, and resentment on one side of the table, silence on the other.

Christopher Lee Bowen, born in the Philippines, lived in Qingdao, China, served in the US Army, worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency, and is an avid student of American history. Undergraduate degree from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; graduate degree from the University of Minnesota. He resides in Oakland, California.

A picaresque story beginning 1938 in the Philippines and General MacArthur, 1942 Guadalcanal, 1941-43 FDR White House, China Mao and Revolution 1948, California dreaming 1952, Georgetown 1954, Army 1961-62, I Have a Dream and Jack and Jackie 1963, Washington riots and mayhem 1965-68, California dreaming 1977, Russia and China romance 2007-12, celebrating a score of characters and events that shaped the American Dream. America, our salvation and our destiny!

Great read, beautifully written. I particularly liked the chapters on Russia and China. So many events and characters, some famous all fascinating.

-George B.

We all have a story to tell. Most of us don’t bother telling it. That is sensible. We all face eventual oblivion. We may strut and fret our way around for a few decades, but when we ‘pass’, as the euphemism goes, we are unremembered within seventeen days and mostly forgotten ever after. Save yourself the bother. If told, your story or mine might survive for a while but will eventually disappear as well, like the flowers; young girls will have picked them all. No matter.

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?: An American Storyby Christopher Lee Bowen is now available for purchase via ARPress Bookstore: https://authorreputationpress.com/bookstore/where-have-all-the-flowers-gone-an-american-story/.

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