About the book
"There will only be
you and me, John. I will be your . . . partner in all this." After that
hint of intimacy, it does not take much more for the gorgeous, but
headstrong warrior, Joy Phim and other members of a powerful secret
Survivor's Benevolent Society to convince historian John Banks to travel
back in time with her to change history.
The Society, comprising victims of war and democide, has discovered that
democracies do not wage war on one another and commit the least violence.
They charge John and Joy with this mission: travel back to 1906 San
Francisco and from then on promote global democracy and eliminate the
causes and progenitors of the 20th century genocides and major wars that
killed over 200,000,000 people--to make the often repeated, post-Holocaust
cry, Never Again, true. To accomplish this end, the time travelers are
prepared to use any means-bribery, lies, deception, frame-ups, and
political intervention, but John promises himself, not assassination.
Except for one person, that is.
Will these mismatched lovers succeed in creating an alternative peaceful
universe, or will their incredible wealth and weapons, and their personal
conflicts jeopardize their mission? Or even destroy them?
About the author
R.J. Rummel is a Professor Emeritus of
Political Science, a Nobel Peace Prize finalist, and has published
twenty-five nonfiction books, one of which readers voted 26th among the
top nonfiction books of the century in a Random House poll. He has
received the Susan Strange Award for shaking up international studies with
his intellectual contributions, and the Lifetime Achievement Award in the
study of conflict. His major contribution--called the democratic peace--is
to prove empirically that fostering democratic freedom is the highway to
peace and preventing democide. See his web site at www.hawaii.edu/powerkills
for his latest research and books.