Jefferson Flanders

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Jefferson Flanders, a novelist, has been a sportswriter, columnist, editor, and publishing executive.

He is the author of CAFÉ CAROLINA AND OTHER STORIES, and the critically acclaimed First Trumpet trilogy of HERALD SQUARE, THE NORTH BUILDING, and THE HILL OF THREE BORDERS.

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Jefferson Flanders The novel is set at the end of the 18th century, as the Ch'ing (Qing) Dynasty is facing increasing pressure from the West to open China for more…moreThe novel is set at the end of the 18th century, as the Ch'ing (Qing) Dynasty is facing increasing pressure from the West to open China for more trade. Beginning in the 1780s, American merchant-traders have begun to compete with the British, Dutch, Swedish, and (less so) the French in the one port city open to the West, Canton.

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Jefferson Flanders I wrote "The Republic of Virtue" (publication Dec. 12, 2014) largely because Ive always been intrigued by the French Revolution, and greatly enjoyed…moreI wrote "The Republic of Virtue" (publication Dec. 12, 2014) largely because I’ve always been intrigued by the French Revolution, and greatly enjoyed its fictional depiction by Charles Dickens ("A Tale of Two Cities"), and Victor Hugo ("Ninety-Three"), and by two romantic novelists of the 20th century, Rafael Sabatini ("Scaramouche") and Baroness Orczy ("The Scarlet Pimpernel").

Then, in reading about Thomas Paine’s life, I discovered that he had been a key player during the early days of the French Revolution, and that, in turn, led me to learn more about the role of Americans in Paris during that time. There seemed to be a story there centered around the American expatriates, and one thing led to another (including a few trips to Paris), and I found myself writing the novel.

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Berlin Spy Stories

An essay on Berlin's allure for spy novelists:

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"An Interlude in Berlin" is the fourth novel I've written about the Cold War.

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