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Lauderdale: Anatomy of an American Shooting
Feb. 4, 2017
William Hazelgrove
Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
Imagine for a moment being in a crowded airport with your family waiting to catch a return flight home after a much deserved fun-filled vacation during the holiday season. Nothing seems out of the ordinary when suddenly the unthinkable happens. A troubled young man emerges out of the men’s bathroom with a loaded gun and starts shooting innocent bystanders at random. As difficult and unpleasant being stuck in this extremely dangerous and life-changing predicament may be to fathom, this is precisely what happened to my client multi-published author William Hazelgrove.

On January 6th, 2017, William, his wife and three children had just returned from a cruise in the Bahamas. His most recent historical narrative non-fiction book Madame President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson had been out for a few months and this was a celebratory vacation for William and his family. As luck would have it, they had a layover in Ft. Lauderdale Airport and weren’t due to catch a flight until 7: 45 PM later that evening. So they settled in for a seven hour wait and parked themselves in the main United Baggage Terminal. It was noon and they were talking about getting something to eat. Suddenly they heard sirens and immediately turned to discern where they were coming from. Then in the blink of an eye, their lives were changed forever.

In Lauderdale: Anatomy of an American Shooting, the history and comparisons of other shootings which have taken place on American soil and perpetuated by one of our own will be delved into with a microscopic eye by best-selling novelist and historical narrative nonfiction author William Hazelgrove who just happened to be vacationing with his family at the wrong place, at the wrong time. Having lived through such a terrifying ordeal, it is William Hazelgrove’s intent to offer a better understanding of the anatomy of these types of shootings and how to better stop them. The failures and breakdown of the police and security where a major airport was shut down for forty-eight hours will all be discussed and addressed. Lauderdale will be a journey much like Capote’s In Cold Blood and by the end of the book readers will have the answers they seek.

This book is a powerful firsthand eyewitness account given from the perspective having gone through the horrible ordeal and living to tell about it. However, it will also be a prototype of American shootings showing the interplay of victims, police, media, the shooter and what constitutes this peculiar American form of violence. The style of narrative nonfiction where it reads like a novel will be employed. Like all of William Hazelgrove’s previous books, the story will be interweaved with the backdrop of the history of American violence. But it will be told as a witness to an American tragedy that threatens our very way of life.
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Leticia Gomez
Savvy Literary Services
phone: 281-465-0119
3 Griffin Hill Ct., The Woodlands, TX 77382
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