Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Immigration, Ronald Reagan, The Cold War And Freedom - 'Quest For Freedom' By David Michael Palladino Gives Us A New Perspective On Immigration

David Michael Palladino writes inspirational fiction for young readers. His works teach important ideals and values. He utilizes engaging works of fiction to accomplish that goal

Ronald Reagan was a shining example of American leadership, not only in the eyes of David Michael Palladino, but also to many immigrants who hoped to reach the shores of America to find freedom from oppression. He has been quoted as saying "a nation without borders is not really a nation." On the other hand some have credited Reagan with the concept that America might serve as a beacon for legal immigrants who could add to America's prosperity. Perhaps Reagan's concept of America seems a bit innocent today, when huge numbers of illegal immigrants threaten American workers and, in this age of covert terrorism, perhaps the very lives of American citizens.

Reagan was also instrumental in bringing down the Iron Curtain. The escape from Soviet Communism and the quest for freedom is the theme of 'Quest For Freedom'. Set in the Cold War era, the book is the engaging story of Adriana Corderu and her quest to obtain freedom by escaping the Iron Curtain.

Palladino writes inspirational fiction for young people. He teaches, through his works of fiction, important ideals and values. As a former U.S. Army Ranger, former High School Phys-Ed & Health Teacher and Coach, and founder of “Palladino Martial Arts”, he understands the significance of instilling these all-important ideals and values in young people. The book will appeal to parents, grandparents and educators.

Politics aside, a vast number of Americans believe that America has lost its way. The success of Donald Trump, whose political rallying call is "Make America Great Again", plays directly into this theme. It strikes a chord with a huge number of American citizens who are old enough to remember what America used to be. Palladino deftly paints a picture of America as she really was. He shows us clearly why American freedom and American values held such appeal for many oppressed people in other parts of the world.

During the first Cold War the world revolved around the conflict between the theologies of communism and democracy. The two main protagonists in this conflict were the United States in the West and the Soviet Union in the East. As Eastern Bloc leaders began to tighten restrictions in the lives of their people, commensurate with their increase in power, there began to emerge, in the East, a group of young people, hard and idealistic, adventurous and courageous. These would become the heroes of the movement of their time. These were the brave young souls who, with inspiration from President Reagan, began to break down the Iron Curtain.

'Quest for Freedom' has received rave reviews. One reviewer stated, "More native born Americans need to know this story and more importantly appreciate our country as she did." Another said, "The readers become engrossed immediately in Palladino's dynamic effervescent style."

David Palladino is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at 'Adriana Corderu, Quest for Freedom' is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Rosedog Books. More information, including samples of the book, is available at Palladino’s website at

David Michael Palladino writes inspirational fiction for young readers. His background helps him in crafting messages that resonate with young readers and teaches them important ideals and values. He utilizes engaging works of fiction to help instill these values.


David Michael Palladino