Thursday, 29 September 2016

Anthony Tata Introduces the Threat Novel Series

Retired Brigadier General Anthony Tata’s tight suspense thriller prose explodes from the page, capturing the reader. Tata has reinvented himself as a suspense fiction novelist, recognized by no less than Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush who have both given high praise to his novels, as well as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, commentator Glenn Beck, and U.S. News & World Report, which has compared Tata to bestselling author Tom Clancy.

 Anthony Tata’s first entry into the world of suspense fiction was Sudden Threat (Amazon #1 Bestseller), released in 2009, which has since become the first of the Threat series, followed by Rogue Threat (Amazon #1 Bestseller), Hidden Threat and Number 4, Mortal Threat. Tata’s second of the series, Rogue Threat, drew high praise from Author Magazine, The Military Writers Society of America, and authors Brad Thor and John Lescroart, as well as U.S. News & World Report, which compared Tata to bestselling suspense author Tom Clancy, writer of Hunt for Red October and the Jack Ryan series. Tata’s third Threat novel, Hidden Threat, was an exploration of thrilling and frightening military operations on an international scale and a psychological study of the ramifications of a soldier’s death on his only child. Again, authors like W.E.B. Griffin and W.E. Butterworth IV, as well as Paul Bedard of U.S. News & World Report, praised Tata’s powerful and realistic style.

Anthony Tata’s 4th Threat novel, Mortal Threat, compelled with its masterful weaving of story lines as diverse as an Ebola cure, ancient texts and an ISIS threat with a new female heroine to tie it together. Mortal Threat became the Number 1 downloaded book on Amazon’s thrillers list.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Virginia Forms First Impressions of Anthony Tata

The native Virginia of Anthony Tata, who lives today in Raleigh, North Carolina, would have had a strong influence in the formation of his patriotism and life choices. Virginia evolved from an original first Colony of Great Britain, among a great many historical firsts for this region of prolific natural beauty. Virginia is a state of the United States which boasts extensive deciduous forests in the western regions and evergreens and conifers in the central and eastern areas. 65% of the state is dominated by forests, including hemlocks, hickory, and oaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Although oak forests have been reduced due to the infestation of the gypsy moth, the predominance of trees in the state belies the dense populations along Chesapeake Bay, which would have formed the Norfolk-born Anthony Tata’s first experiences as he grew up. The largest forests are on the Atlantic coast and in the western mountains. Large populations of mammals, birds, fish and sea animals roam the forests, meadows, rivers and ocean bays of the state, and 30 National Park outlets in the state protect the natural wonders of Virginia including the Shenandoah National Park, the scenic Skyline Drive, and the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.

Had Anthony Tata taken a car trip with his parents into the Piedmont region of Virginia as a child, the heavily populated Chesapeake area would have seemed very far away, as Virginia continues to be dominated by the rural and wilderness areas which attracted the first English colonists in 1607.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Anthony Tata is Born Into Rich History of Virginia Colony

With an economy which depended upon both lands wrenched from the original Native Americans and plantation slave labor, the colony of Virginia in the New World of the North American continent grew rich from exports of tobacco, cotton and lumber in the 1600’s, long before the birth of Anthony Tata in Norfolk.

Norfolk, Virginia, the birth city of Anthony Tata, is located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, the large natural harbor which welcomed the first colonists of the New World. Norfolk is historically a military and transportation center. Norfolk is the home of a NATO Strategic Command Center, the corporate headquarters of the Norfolk Southern Railway and the Maersk Line, Limited, railway and marine transportation monoliths, and an extensive network of highways, bridges, tunnels and bridge-tunnel complexes. Norfolk was christened when original resident Adam Thoroughgood from Norfolk, England was granted a land holding along the Lynnhaven River in 1636, and suggested it be named for his birthplace in the Old Country. England would rule over Norfolk for the next 168 years, until American revolutionaries would take over the town government at the inception of the American Revolution.

When the soil of the Tidewater area of Virginia was exhausted from tobacco cultivation for decades, the farmers of Anthony Tata’s native Virginia began to move to western Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee, while legislators in Virginia made attempts to abolish slavery despite the demand for slaves from cotton plantations in the Deep South.

Virginia made some attempts to phase out slavery, and manumissions had increased in the first two decades after the Civil war. Economics have always driven the native state of Anthony Tata, and although Thomas Jefferson Randolph gained passage of an 1832 resolution for gradual abolition of slavery in the state, by that time increased demand from development in the Deep South created a large internal market for slavery. Invention of the cotton gin in the late 18th century had enabled the profitable cultivation of short-staple cotton in the uplands, which was widely used. Norfolk itself witnessed the first sea battle between ironclads, the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, directly before the city was surrendered to the Union and held in martial law for the rest of the Civil War. Many former slaves took refuge in the city, where they gained schooling long before the end of the conflict.

The world’s largest naval base, the Naval Air Station Hampton Roads, was established at Sewell’s Point in 1917 in Norfolk, Virginia, where the multi-talented Brigadier General Anthony Tata would be born in 1959. The strong and historic link between Norfolk and the American military was likely a strong influence on the young A.J. Tata as he grew up, the son of school teachers and strong community service advocates.,_Virginia