The Dark Side of the Sun
by Michael B. Dardis

eBook Pub Date: September 10, 2018
Paperback Pub Date: September 25, 2018
Beaver’s Pond Press
430 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction/War/Mystery



During the course of two wars, brave people fight through the darkness to discover that where there is hope and courage, there is also honor and love.

Living in Detroit during the Great Depression, the Schmidt family struggles to maintain loyalty to their adopted country while being drawn into the seductive shadow of Nazi Germany. One by one, they are at the center of a top-secret plot that could change the course of World War II.

Years later, two young Vietnam veterans, William O’Brien and Susan Johnson, try to find love and build a family while they struggle with the traumas they both suffered in the war.

These stories lead the reader to Michigan, Germany, the battlefields of South Vietnam, Texas, Oklahoma, and finally to Minnesota.

About the Author

A lifelong storyteller and world traveler, Michael Dardis specializes in twentieth century European history, American history, and military history. After receiving a University of Minnesota degree in history and geography, Michael went on to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War where he was awarded a Purple Heart and the US Army Commendation Medal for Valor.

When not writing fiction, Michael stays involved in national and local government activities, serving on several commissions for the Twin Cities, Minnesota where he and his wife, Nancy, have lived for 42 years of marriage. He is a member of the Committee on Foreign Relations Minnesota, The Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Minnesota Alumni Association, and the Minnesota Historical Society. Michael also works with Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, Cornerstone Housing for Women, and University of Minnesota Foundation to provide academic scholarships.

Michael Dardis’s first novel The Dark Side of the Sun is a historical fiction that will be available fall 2018.

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