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1919 - Misfortune’s End Illuminates Women’s Rights Movement

Award Winning Novel Highlights Struggle of Early Suffragettes

NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2008 ZAPmedia is pleased to announce the continued momentum of sales of 1919 – Misfortune’s End, the historical fiction novel lauded as “One of the Top Ten Historical Fiction Novels” of this year.

1919 was a critical year in the women’s rights movement both in the United States and abroad. Thousands of women protested and prayed for the 19th Amendment to be ratified, ensuring their right to vote. Across the Atlantic, American-born Lady Astor was elected the first female member of the British Parliament. On the continent, women cast votes for the first time in French legislative elections.

Paula Phelan, author of 1919- Misfortune’s End engagingly captures and conveys the excitement of a nation of women ready for a historic change.

“Earlier that day the nation’s capital had been filled with women, from every state in the union, carrying banners and shouting slogans. Each woman infused with a sense of purpose and hope, after hearing a rumor that the House of Representatives was poised to bring the Nineteenth Amendment closer to reality. This was the fruition of Susan B. Anthony’s dream.”

During this momentously important era, brave women shunned tradition and demanded equal rights through marches and legislation. If not for the struggles and suffering of these brave heroes, the idea of women having equal rights, receiving equal pay and running for the presidency of the United States would be unimaginable.

“I found it inspiring to tell the story of these amazing pioneers who endured hardship enabling women today to have the rights and freedoms that are all too easy to take for granted,” explained Paula Phelan.

1919 – Misfortune’s End is currently available at local bookstores, through its publisher, ZAPmedia and on Amazon.com.

About 1919 – Misfortune’s End
1919 – Misfortune’s End is a work of historical fiction that explores the lives of two families through the four seasons of one year. The book follows in the footsteps of Doctrow and Mitchner by experiencing an era of history through the lives of everyday people. Ms. Phelan reveals how, in the face of unimaginable challenges, it is human nature to keep hope alive.

About ZAPmedia
ZAPmedia is a boutique publisher of books, art and Web content located in New York City. Its primary goal is to identify and promote the works of new authors and artists that have exceptional and original talent, a vast wellspring of creative potential and are just beginning to find their voice and audience. ZAPmedia can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.zapmedia.com.