Anacostia Flats

Mike Rawl mjrawl@horizonphilanthropic.com 1567628689467

EPIC

1920s & '30s

Michael J. Rawl

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There was a time in our country's history when America stood on the brink of armed revolution. The time was not 1776 or 1860. It was 1932. Over three months, 30,000 veterans descended on Washington, DC, led by the enigmatic Walter W. Waters va Chief of the Army Douglas MacArthur

Genre

Epic

Short Summary

Desperate veterans during the Great Depression flood into Washington to plead with Congress for a promised bonus. Communists, fascists attempt to infiltrate. MacArthur sees the opportunity to prove the need for a stronger Army. He, with aides Eisenhower and Patton, plot w. Secy of War Hurley


Defying President Hoover, MacArthur leads a bloody attack to drive the veterans from their main camp at Anacostia Flats. This event ensured the election of FDR and demonstrated the fragility of American democracy at a critical time in US history.

Setting

Washington, DC

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One',Rags to Riches

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Walter W. Waters

Age: 37

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Complex,Power Hungry,Greedy,Heroic,Insecure,Leader,Underdog,Visionary,Patriotic,Uneducated

Additional Character Details

Name: Patrick Hurley

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Aspiring,Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Leader,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code,Power Hungry,Blunt,Patriotic,Secretive,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Douglas MacArthur

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Villainous,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Heroic,Educated,Leader,Lone Wolf,Unapologetic,Manipulative,Sophisticated,Seductive,Secretive,Visionary,Skillful,Power Hungry,Patriotic,Narcisstic,Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Dwight Eisenhower

Age: 53

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Aspiring,Confident,Educated,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Skillful,Blunt,Patriotic,Obedient,Modest,Flexible

Development Pitch

About The Author

Reporter, advertising copy writer, VP corp communications for major co's, incl Reader's Digest, foundation president for 25+ years

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Litfire (current)

Year Published: 2010 by PublishAmerica

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

978-1-64398-691-3