The Heroes and Heroines in the media today take all shapes and forms. Aside from Police, Firemen and Military who sign up to be in harm’s way, some are ordinary people who rise to meet extraordinary situations.
Always more visible are the fictional characters portrayed by Hollywood celebrities; from The Incredibles to James Bond, from comic book superheroes to cinematic heroics, we are awed and entertained. But what of celebrity mis-named heroes such as athletes – are their efforts heroic- or just inspiring…as well as entertaining?
Ancient Greek and Roman History was so inspired by heroics that gods were created who not only had great power but were also greatly flawed. In today’s world we bandy about the term hero without seemingly understanding the meaning of the word. Football players, basketball stars, actors, musicians…all are referred to and refer to each other as heroes.
Retired USN Captain Allan Patch grew up in Plymouth, Mass where he developed a fascination with the heritage of our nation. Adding sciences to his interest in history, Allan earned a BS in biology from Boston College and a DMD from Tufts University. He then spent over two decades in the Navy, deployed in both Navy hospitals and in active duty with the Marine Corps; and entered private dental practice while serving in the Naval Reserve.
Passage At Delphi is the first novel in a series exploring the confluence of the past, present, and future. He invites readers along for the thrilling ride and explores the difference between heroism and celebrity in the context of past and present culture.
Author Alan Patch is here to talk about PASSAGE AT DELPHI, Apollo Series Book 1 the beginning of Lauren and Zack’s epic adventure.