Press Release: ‘The New Founders’ Book

What Would Our Founding Fathers Do?

“The New Founders” Book Explores How Our Country’s Founders Would Handle Today’s Polarized Washington

Los Angeles, Calif. (August 29, 2012) — If he were alive today, what would George Washington think about the United States of America? What would the likes of Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, Hamilton and the Adams cousins say and do about the state of our nation? These compelling questions and more are tackled in The New Founders, a new novel written by Joseph Connor and Michael Duncan, with a Foreword by Dick Morris. (Published by Dunham Books). The book will be available in both trade paperback and ebook formats.

In The New Founders, authors Connor and Duncan bring the father of our country back to life in modern day America. With a blend of humor, intrigue and imagination, The New Founders takes readers of all ages on an adventure with the Founding Fathers as present day people. In the book, six unsuspecting Americans are drawn together in Philadelphia. While touring Independence Hall, a mysterious man dressed in colonial garb takes both our tour group and readers on a crash course in US history and a whirlwind tour of our nation’s capital. Our powdered wig friend turns out to be George Washington, reintroduced into today’s world. With his tour group in tow, he evokes the spirit of the founders and explains how the principles that built this great nation need to be applied today in order to save it. Our founding fathers’ reactions are recorded as they witness the growth of our federal government, today’s volatile political environment, massive federal debt and economic malaise.

Readers will be amazed that many of the today’s challenges were foreseen and addressed over two hundred years ago by this select group of men. Authors Connor and Duncan lay out a thesis for every American to consider: How would Washington react to today’s “entangling alliances?” Would Jefferson and Madison now be comfortable with either party? How would Hamilton, the apostle of a strong central government, react to modern America featuring a Washington-centric system? What would the first Secretary of State have to say about the United States, its fiscal policies and staggering debt load? Although fictional, the authors spent considerable time researching documents, speeches and writings, and other historical sources, providing accurate reactions from each of our founding fathers.

The book not only gives the reader a better understanding of democratic ideas, but proves that our Founding Fathers still have much to teach us.

About the Authors: Joseph F. Connor’s articles have been published in the New York Post, Human Events, Los Angeles Times, Newsmax, National Review Online, and The Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on many television news shows including Hannity & Colmes, Fox & Friends, NBC Nightly News, Hardball, America Live, as well as radio programs hosted by Dennis Miller, Tom Marr, Mark Levin and Sean Hannity. A graduate of Villanova, Connor is active in the local Tea Party movement while currently contributing to (BigPeace) and Michael S. Duncan works in the financial services industry and is a frequent guest speaker on merger and acquisition industry trends. Duncan has written numerous articles on shareowner services for trade publications as well as an article on stock options in the Spring 2009 edition of The Journal of Employee Ownership Law and Finance published by the National Center for Employee Ownership. Like Connor, he is also married father of two, an active member of the Tea Party and graduate of Villanova University. For complete information on the authors and the book, visit


11 comments for “Press Release: ‘The New Founders’ Book

  1. May 18, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I actually enjoyed reading it, you can be a great author.I will make sure to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back sometime soon. I want to encourage you to ultimately continue your great writing, have a nice afternoon!

    • Joe Connor
      July 15, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you and thanks for the feedback.

      The New Founders

  2. Robert E. Wilkins
    September 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Are their plans for the authors to do a book tour? Is a schedule and itinerary set? I am a media escort in the San Francisco Bay Area and would enjoy working with them.

    • Joe Connor
      September 28, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      Thank you Mr. Wilkins for your inquiry. At this point there is no tour scheduled. We would however be interested in hearing your ideas to promote The New Founders.

  3. Mike D
    September 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Do you have an estimated date when this will be released in ebook format so I can get it on my Nook?

    • TNF webmaster
      September 16, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      We hope it is by the end of this week. When it is available on Nook, we will append the lead post to that affect.

  4. Debbie Cooper
    September 15, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful book! I have a 12 year old,visually impaired son and he would love to read this book! When can we get a copy in braille that can be downloaded to Book Share? Thank You.

    • TNF webmaster
      September 15, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      We will inquire.

  5. Charlice Goforth
    September 15, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I am reading this, sounds like what America needs to hear today. Andy Andrews has written similar historical fiction books, and I’ve read all of his.

    • TNF webmaster
      September 15, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      Thank you for asking. The book is currently available on Kindle via Amazon. A delay at the printing house slowed the paperback past the expected hard copy date. Yet Amazon is expected to have the paperback soon and we have inquires logged with Barnes & Noble. We will post updates as we get word.

  6. Christine VanDerWyk
    September 15, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Just heard you on Saturday morning Fox News. Hope to get a copy of this book. No car and taking care of 2 elderly parents. Thank you.

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