Author Mark Dreyfuss: Abandoned In The Dark – A Story Of Survival In America’s Wilderness is an absorbing account of the American West’s long and troubled past.
Published by Simon & Schuster, it is the latest book by the author, the co-founder of the online magazine the Daily Beast and an avid outdoorsman.
It chronicles the struggles of two brothers in the 1950s and 1960s who sought to survive on a ranch on the edge of the Montana Rockies and a herd of buffalo in the Yukon wilderness.
Dreyffuss, a writer and filmmaker who grew up in the Midwest, is best known for his award-winning documentary film, Blackfish, and his feature-length novel, The Last Refuge.
In the latest installment of Abandon in the Darkness, Drey fuses his story of life in the American wilderness with the memoir of the late former governor, Ben Carson.
He tells Carson about the challenges he faced in his early years in the White House, his struggles to get his brother, George, the president’s grandson, elected to Congress, and the story of how he saved the family’s cattle ranch in Montana from being swept away by a devastating wildfire.
Abandoning in the Black Sea – A book that will have readers wondering about the fate of their children and grandchildren, Abandons in the Deep and A Black Sea: An Oral History, by Dr. Peter B. Coss, was published in May 2018.
The title refers to the region where the book is set, and is taken from a novel by the same title by the late author Charles Dickens.
The narrator of the book, who goes by the name of Sam, recounts his father’s story of fleeing poverty in Africa and coming to America.
Sam, who worked as a domestic servant in the mid-1950s, was the son of a Russian immigrant.
In his mid-20s, Sam and his wife moved to Los Angeles.
Sam’s mother, Mary, had a troubled relationship with her husband and, as a result, his father left the family and became a lawyer.
In Los Angeles, Sam became involved with a woman named Ann, who had recently been married and living in California.
After spending time in the South, Sam found work as a waiter in a restaurant.
Ann, by the time Sam left to pursue a career in the United States, was a high-ranking Communist in the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
He was able to gain entry into the Communist party in the early 1950s by posing as an American woman, and Sam was accepted into the party.
Sam and Ann became fast friends, and, by 1959, they had a baby boy, George.
After working at the hotel where Sam and George were staying, Ann was forced to leave.
In 1961, Sam, now an unemployed janitor, joined the Young Lords, an organization of African Americans that was affiliated with the Black Panther Party.
They formed a “black alliance” to fight the war in Vietnam.
Sam became a leader in the group and was appointed to a position of responsibility at a police department in Los Angeles in 1966.
The group was responsible for enforcing the strict order that the city’s black residents imposed upon them, including the prohibition of the possession of firearms and other weapons.
Sam left the Young Saints in 1970 and, after a brief stint in the Marines, he worked as an electrician.
In 1972, he returned to Los Angles, where he met Ann and married her.
Sam was not the only African American to leave the Young Lions, and Ann had two daughters, one of whom was named Ann Louise.
In 1975, the couple had a son named Ben, whom they raised as their own.
After a brief stay in the military, Sam returned to the Young Cowboys, a military organization that he and his friends formed in 1980.
In 1982, Sam left his job at the police department and joined a military group called the “Blue Angels.”
He became a pilot, and was assigned to a squadron based in Arizona.
In 1987, the Blue Angels returned to Southern California and flew a mission over a wildfire burning in Arizona called the Pinnacle Fire.
During the mission, a Black Panther and a Navy SEAL were killed.
Sam returned from the war and became involved in politics.
He ran for Congress in 1992, and ran as an independent against the incumbent Democrat, former state attorney general Jerry Brown.
In 1996, Sam served on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and he became a member of the city council.
In 2001, Sam was elected to the state Assembly.
Sam won re-election in 2002, but his re-elections were marred by a corruption scandal.
In 2005, Sam announced he was running for president.
In 2011, Sam defeated his Republican opponent, state Sen. Joe Sestak, by more than 10 points, to become the first Black man to be elected to statewide office in California since Reconstruction