Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines (PressExposure) July 08, 2009 -- When she was running for president, then Senator Hillary Clinton ignited a firestorm of protest and controversy when she said, "Dr King's dream began to be realized when President Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It took a president to get it done." The comment reignited the debate which has raged for decades over the motivation for President Johnson's sudden shift to become a major catalyst of civil rights legislation, most prominently the "Great Society Programs." If what Peavy discloses is true, then Presidential candidate Clinton will be vindicated. However, for the moment, the controversy continues, which is why the novel is being published in the United Kingdom.
Why did he do it? Why did President Lyndon Baines Johnson, a Son of the South, the epitome of the Southern Democrat, force the U.S. Congress to pass the Great Society programs? These questions have haunted historians and political pundits for decades.
Now, in a moving, enlightening and revealing historical narrative, Don E. Peavy, Sr. reveals in Disaster Among the Heavens, a compelling reason for the unprecedented and bewildering actions of former President Johnson. Based on research of many governmental documents following the great declassification, which followed the collapse of the Soviet Union, Peavy pieces together a shocking tale of how close America came to disaster as the result of a group of black revolutionists from Chicago who were able to take over NORAD and hold America hostage until the Great Society programs were enacted. It seems ironic that another African American from Chicago has been elected president of the USA to lead a different kind of revolution.
Disaster Among the Heavens is a commentary on disaster movies and a parody of novels and our culture.Â It is fast-paced action with twists at every turn. Satire, humor, wit, and a keen sense of history and culture are employed to create a myth that transforms senseless violence into the etiology of President Johnson's Great Society Programs.