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MIchael J Cooper

MIchael J Cooper

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Wages of Empire opens in the summer of 1914 as sixteen-year-old Evan Sinclair yearns to escape the constraints of living with his controlling father and leaves home to join the Great War for Civilization. Little does he know that despite the war raging in Europe, the true source of conflict will emerge in Ottoman Palestine, since it's from Jerusalem where the German Kaiser dreams to rule as Holy Roman Emperor with dominion over the Suez Canal, Arabian oil reserves, and with an eye to promote German-Nordic racial supremacy throughout the world.

Filled with real people from the pages of history such as Gertrude Bell, TE Lawrence, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Winston Churchill, Faisal bin Hussein, Chaim Weizmann as well as fictional characters, Wages of Empire follows Evan as he embarks on a journey that will bring him into the killing fields of the Western Front where he will help turn the tide of a war that is just beginning, and become part of a story that never ends.

Author's Biography

Michael Cooper writes historical fiction set in the Middle East; Foxes in the Vineyard, set in 1948 Jerusalem won the 2011 Indie Publishing Contest grand prize and The Rabbi’s Knight, set in the Holy Land in 1290 was a finalist for the 2014 Chaucer Award for historical fiction. Coming in December of 2023, Wages of Empire set at the start of WW1 won the CIBA 2022 Hemingway first prize for wartime historical fiction and the grand prize for young adult fiction.

A native of Berkeley, California, Cooper emigrated to Israel in 1966, studying and working there for the next decade; he lived in Jerusalem during the last year the city was divided between Israel and Jordan and graduated from Tel Aviv University Medical School. Now a pediatric cardiologist in Northern California, he travels to the region twice a year on volunteer missions for Palestinian children who lack access to care.

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