AVON-BY-THE-SEA — In February of this year, after 25 years of writing and research, Avon resident Brian E. Dunleavy finished his first non-fiction book titled “Betrayal: General George McClellan, The Peninsula Campaign and the Death of General Philip Kearny” highlighting the history of the United States Civil War.
Mr. Dunleavy’s wife, who was a former employee of the Wall Street Journal, assisted in organizing and co-editing the text in preparation to be published by Newman Springs Publishing, in Red Bank. He attributes the idea and encouragement of starting the book to his wife. The couple describes themselves as “lifelong learners.”
Mr. Dunleavy worked as a chemical engineer, but also always had a profound interest in learning about American History.
“This is the only book I will write. It came about as a result of my lifetime interest in American history,” said Mr. Dunleavy. “Over the years, I have read extensively about the U.S. Civil War, World War II and many U.S. presidential biographies.”
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