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Young Englishman Becomes Prominent Figure in Early US Automobile Market in 'Defying Destiny'


Author John H. Egbers announces release of new novel.

HOCKESSIN, Del. (PRWEB) July 31, 2018

Before advanced technologies are assimilated into daily human life, bold, daring individuals with courage and vision must endure accepting both success and failure. But who are these people – what drives a person toward such an uncertain future? In author John H. Egbers's new novel, "Defying Destiny" (published by Archway Publishing), a young Englishman who sets out on a determined quest to become part of the motorcar's early pioneering years is led to a destiny he never expected. The book is available for purchase at:

Stewart Fletcher is a restless young Englishman who desperately wants to become a part of the new technological advancements that are emerging with the turn of the century. Entering the United States illegally, he lands himself in the midst of the automobile market. Stimulated by the likes of Henry Ford and Ransom Olds, Stewart quickly attains success and wealth. But just as he thinks all is well, he must face a business and personal crisis triggered by venture capitalists and a failed marriage to a talented Irish maiden.

Set after the steam engine had revolutionized society, "Defying Destiny" examines the effects technology has on culture through the early beginnings of the automobile. The narrative serves as an allegory, one which Egbers explains can be applied to other major scientific advancements that have greatly affected human interaction, including "the almost limitless sources we have available during the age of the computer."

"Defying Destiny"
By John H. Egbers
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 304 pages | ISBN 9781480861343
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 304 pages | ISBN 9781480861350
E-Book | 304 pages | ISBN 9781480861367
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
John H. Egbers was reared in the Netherlands. After completing his engineering studies, he served as an officer in the Royal Netherlands Air Force and was employed by the Royal/Dutch Shell Group and the Du Pont Company in both Europe and the United States. After retirement he was 10 years on the faculty of Lehigh University. King Baudouin of Belgium knighted him in The Royal Order of the Belgium Crown for promoting transatlantic understanding. He is also the author of a number of other titles, including "Cry for Fools," "Fate and Furor" and "The Progressionists."

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