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Two different families escape from the political tyranny of their respective homelands, the Josephsons from Sweden and Matias and Kurt Bauman, brothers from Germany and Austria Hungary, with the aid of a Viennese opera diva, Sophie Augusta Rose, and Jean Guenoc, a former Jesuit priest, family friend and protector and partisan of the French underground.

Their journey brings
Published December 3rd 2017 by Tell-Tale Publishing Group, LLC
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Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
There are some writers that are born storytellers with the capacity to make all characters stand out and to write with ease about places, professions, and times in history as if they had lived them. Robert Tucker is such a writer. It's been awhile since I read a chunky book (this one is 649 page) and The Revolutionist reminded me of the sagas I used to read in the 80s and 90s.

The story begins in Europe with two different families whose lives converge at some point after their immigration to Amer
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Set in the early 20th century, this is a story of loss, love and redemption that is based on true stories.

The Josephson family, recent immigrants from Sweden, have a dairy farm in Minnesota. The parents, Olaf and Ingrid, were part of the social democratic, or socialist, movement in Europe. The right-wing Prussian government would like to wipe socialism off the map, which is why the Josephson's are in America. The parents are visited by Luther, a bounty hunter sent by Prussia. He really wants a l
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Revolutionist is a fascinating story that begins in the late 1800s Germany with citizens fleeing from tyranny for being member of the social democrats. After the murder of their father, the Bauman brothers come to America to hide from the danger. The Josephson family, also, find themselves fleeing from Sweden for the same reasons and settle as farmers in Minnesota. The Josephson parents, Ingrid and Olaf, are tracked down and killed by a bounty hunter, Luther Baggot, searching to eliminate an ...more
Scarlett Ellis
Jun 21, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This is an incredible story unlike any other. The author has a great writing style and amazing storytelling voice. I highly recommend The Revolutionist for readers interested in historical fiction or for readers who like an adventurous, action-packed read. Robert Tucker brilliantly created a menagerie of characters­ –some, even like J.P. Morgan himself—who come to life in many unexpected ways. Don’t miss out on this this award worthy extraordinary novel!
Debjani Ghosh
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Debjani Ghosh for Readers' Favorite

The blast from the shotgun decimated his face leaving behind a gory mess of brains and blood.
That’s how Luther Baggot, a bounty hunter assassin, slays his victims. Baggot is after a list containing the names of influential social democrats who fled Bismarck’s tyrannical regime. Two of these families are the Josephsons from Sweden and the Wohlman brothers from Germany, both of whom took refuge in America. The Josephsons settle on a farm in Minnesota,
Angela Thompson
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Revolutionist Draws Readers in from the Prologue. I will be honest--there are times when I see a prologue at the start of a book and I dread the story. So often, a prologue gives readers a glimpse of a backstory that is too far removed from the actual storyline for readers to switch gears into the actual novel with the first chapter. That was not the case with The Revolutionist. Tucker created a detailed prologue that did benefit readers as the novel began. We met some characters and underst ...more
Scott Feighner
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When an author takes on the challenge of writing Historical fiction, the biggest hurdle the author faces is getting the details down as accurately as possible. Not every writer of historical fiction can be a Herman Wouk, or a John Jakes, or a Hilary Mantel. Or even a Dan Brown. It's always a case of "the devil is in the details". Fortunately, in his work The Revolutionist, Robert Tucker gets the details of the times right. For reasons that belong elsewhere, I read The Revolutionist a total of 5 ...more
Melissa W
I didn't read the description, so I came into the book completely cold. I knew nothing of potential plot lines and so forth. So had I actually read the description of the book, my initial impressions of the book would have been a lot different than they actually were.

There were times I felt that the book was a bit clunky at times and that the author took too much time to introduce characters that had little to do with the actual plot line. While those stories were fascinating, I felt that they t
Ellery Reese
Jul 07, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Vividly painting scenes from the past in ways that feel like they are happening in front of you across the page, Robert Tucker has created a moving, cinematic novel that is gripping from the first page to the end. The Revolutionist is a fast-paced, deeply researched portrayal of several historical moments of the twentieth century.

Set in several different countries, two different families escape from political tyranny with the aid of a Viennese opera diva and a former Jesuit priest. These two fam
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic, well written novel from start to finish, I could not put it down.

It starts off with the daring escape of two families from Sweden and Germany and Hungary. They are forced to escape and leave behind their world due to the political views and being supports of the socialism movement. The families escape to America and you would think that their nightmare is over but someone is determined to ensure that they will not escape. Luther, a hired bounty hunter, follows them to Americ
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
At five hundred and sixty eight pages, this is one of the biggest books I have read in quite some time. One of my favorite authors who writes "tomes" like this is Dan Simmons. In the case of Mr. Simmons and his books; he is a prolific writer so his stories come alive and you don't realize that you have just read over a hundred pages at a time. Well I can report that Mr. Tucker is right up there in the same category.

The book focuses on two families, Josephsons from Sweden and the Bauman brothers
Jewel Hart
Jul 07, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Robert Tucker’s characters are strong and multi-faceted. They leap off the page and sit next to you while you read his words. Each character’s storyline feels like a novel in itself—from the strong female characters to the storyline that spans both several continents and historical events, the idea for this story is unique and original. Somehow, Robert managed to bring the richness of Vienna alive, yet also paint a captivating picture of the dark and sordid events of the Industrial Revolution. E ...more
Esther Haddie's Haven
Line. Hook. Sink. I feel like that would make a great tagline for "The Revolutionist" by Robert Tucker. Because that is exactly what happened! This book is absolutely amazing. Following the Josephson family as they flee from Sweden was fantastic. I was just on the edge of my seat, rooting for them and hoping they can live their lives in freedom. It's full of suspense, the details to the era were very interesting, and there's were some surprises at every turn. This book is a page-turner.
Robert Tu
Jul 07, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This is a great historical fiction story filled with action and adventure. I stayed up late with this one and couldn't put it down. I am looking forward to reading other novels by Robert Tucker. He is a skilled writer with a great imagination and is able to draw readers in effortlessly. I remarkable storyteller and creates amazing characters, scenarios, an excellent plot and incredible ending!!
This book is so worth the money and time as it swept me away for a couple of days.
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Author of the newly released historical novels, THE REVOLUTIONIST and its sequel, BURTON BLAKE, Pulitzer nominated Robert Tucker publishes under a multi-book publishing contract with Tell-Tale Publishing Group LLC and its affiliate Wise Words Publishing Group LLC.

BURTON BLAKE is published under Robert Tucker. Other novels under Robert M Tucker.

The author of four previous earlier novels, Robert in

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