Critically acclaimed author of:
The Parting: A Story of West Point on the Eve of the Civil War
Eben Kruge: How A Christmas Carol Came to be Written
Charlie's Ashes: A Greatest Generation Story
Sông Bé: A Legacy of Vietnam
Gold Medal Award
(Military Writers Society of America)
"In The Parting, Richard Adams has very neatly merged a wonderful view of West Point just before the Civil War with the national turmoil of that time, and in the process, shows the impact of that turmoil on individuals from all sections of our country. Well done, my heartiest congratulations!"
Dave R. Palmer, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (Ret.), former superintendent of West Point, historian, Distinguished Graduate of West Point, and Author
"Eben Kruge is fiction, although it reads compellingly like nonfiction. Adams's writing has a formal tone, and it is easy to accept most of what he writes as truth. His skill at seamlessly incorporating verifiable facts into his story often renders the transitions into fiction unnoticeable. Between his dialogue and his descriptions, Adams presents a well-planned story that moves almost effortlessly. The text has been well edited, reflecting the care of a proficient writer and offering a stellar example of finely polished prose. Eben Kruge is an intriguing book, historically and creatively."
Clarion ForeWord Review
by Cheryl Hibbard
Five Stars out of Five
"Charlie's Ashes—a story based in fact—is an absolute joy to read. Before I finished page three, I sensed chills running up my spine and the need to fight back tears. Charlie's passing hits Lombardo hard, and after living a century on this earth, he is determined to make one last statement.
Rich Adams, a masterful storyteller, keeps you guessing as he spins this tale, juxtapositioned with the chronicling of the lives of Lombardo, Beard, McCowen, and Gossen. These four men come alive again as the book's primary characters on their final two missions—one on a misappropriated bus and the second on a vintage B-25 WWII Bomber."
Doug Stauffer, PhD, Pastor, Colonel USSC Chaplain, Author of more than twenty books, including the Best Selling, “One Book” trilogy
"Sông Bé is a thrilling historically accurate novel and example of fine prose writing that enters the current-day rather pastoral life of a globally acclaimed architect whose wife discovers something rummaging through an old trunk that brings back memories he's long buried about a battle he was in during the Vietnam War and the physical and emotional wounds he sustained. The story is an emotional roller-coaster ride that weaves together at least four plot lines, including the evolution of American civil rights, that resolve in a totally unexpected way.
Reading about the author at the end of he book, I was shocked to find he actually fought in the battle of Sông Bé .
This story has got to be made into a movie!"
A lover of historical novels