Mike H. Mizrahi: Historical Fiction Author
Are you like me?
I love a good rescue story.
Help me if you can, I’m feelin’ down
And I do appreciate your bein’ round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won’t you please, please help me.
–John Winston Lennon
Remember this song? Okay, I admit it. I’m hopelessly locked in a musical time warp, an unabashed fan of the Beatles. John Lennon was crying out for personal help during a troubled period in his life. Who of us hasn’t?
I have a passion for reading and watching great rescue stories. Tales of heroes and heroines who march headlong into danger at great personal risk for the sake of someone else. Like Samwise Gamgee, the faithful friend, and Frodo Baggins, the ring-bearer, in Lord of the Rings. Dorothy Gale of Kansas. The band of brothers who save Private Ryan. And Aslan, The Great Lion, from C.S. Lewis’s classic Chronicles of Narnia, to name just a few.
Tales about transformation. Hope. Love. Self-discovery. Sacrifice. And the dilemma as old as time—good versus evil. They draw us in because they’re about the human experience. Our experience. I seek to write stories that do the same.
So join your imagination with mine. Sit back . . . relax . . . and journey with me.
The best news of all? I believe—no matter where you’re at right now—that rescue is coming, because your life is an awe-inspiring story still being told. And in the final chapter you will be rescued, because the best is truly yet to come.
Deliver me from the mire and do not let
Me sink; may I be delivered from my foes
And from the deep waters.
– Psalm 69:14
The Latest From Mike H. Mizrahi
McCartney and Wilson: Bites of American History, June 1942
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Flag Day: Bites of American History June 14, 2022
This day, June 14, is Flag Day, the 245th anniversary of the establishment of Old Glory by an act of the Continental Congress. While legend has it that Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross sewed the first Stars and Stripes, historians dispute this because of the lack of historical record of any contact between George Washington—head [...]
The Lincoln Memorial: Bites of American History May 30, 2022
On May 30th, one hundred years ago today, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated. Some 175 tons of marble that attracts eight million visitors per year from all over the world. But it’s so much more than that. It’s a place where people pay homage to a country lawyer turned U.S. President who fought to [...]
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Bites of American History May 25, 2022
Ralph Waldo Emerson On this day, May 25, 1803, one of America’s great essayists and poets, Ralph Waldo Emerson, was born.Known as the “Sage of Concord,” he declared: “All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”Stand Proud. Become Better.