The Pitch

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I have updated the pitch.  The new pitch is located at: http://aabastian.com/the-pitch/ 

Elam Luddington is a mariner turned Mormon missionary sent to Siam in 1852.  Imagine Horatio Hornblower becoming Mormon.  I’m writing a narrative non-fiction book in the style of Rudyard Kipling meets Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.  Might a Western-Christian religion ask its followers to behave more like Asians instead of the other way around?  Luddington arrives in Asia during intense colonial struggle with a message containing polygamy.  Are Mormons similar to Hindus and Muslims as some reported?  Leaking ships and imperial battles will not be the only dangers Luddington faces.  Other Americans and Europeans have heard about those Mormons even in Asia.  Did he succeed?  Meet the man Mormons forgot.

 

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