Wilmington, NC - January 28, 2014- simply francis publishing company announces the official publication of Behind Every Great Fortune™, an historical novel by Frank Amoroso.

  Set in the turbulent second decade of the 20th Century, Behind Every Great Fortune™ chronicles the life and times of Otto Hermann Kahn, the financier and philanthropist whose fame was so great that he was immortalized as the iconic character with the moustache and top hat of the board game Monopoly�.

Behind Every Great Fortune™ crackles with intrigue, ritual murder, sexual depravity, and betrayal. The action races from the first terrorist attack on New York City, to the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand, the murder of Rasputin, the Russian Revolution, and the bloody devastation of WWI.  Mr. Amoroso adroitly weaves historical facts with colorful characters of the day such as Margaret Sanger, Vaslav Nijinsky, Mata Hari, the mad monk Rasputin, and Commander James "Strafe" Oliver.  

As the 100th anniversary of these events approaches, Behind Every Great Fortune™ presents a fresh look at the seminal events that shaped the world.  According to one reviewer it is an "Exciting, imaginative novel with many scenes of high dramatic intensity."

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Behind Every Great Fortune™ launches on February 21, Otto Kahn's birthday, as a $4.99 digital download for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and other e Readers, smart phones, and laptop and PC systems.  ISBN:  978-1-63062-001-1.  The book will also be available in paperback for $15.99, (360 pp), ISBN: 978-1-63062-000-4.

Frank Amoroso is an attorney who was born in New York City.  He grew up near Long Island's Gold Coast where Otto Kahn built Oheka Castle, his monument to power and wealth.  Behind Every Great Fortune™ is Mr. Amoroso's initial book in the Oheka Chronicles trilogy.  He resides in North Carolina with his wife and family. 

For more information about simply francis publishing company and Behind Every Great Fortune™, contact  

www.simplyfrancispublishing.com, or call 910-399-2508

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