Book Review: Climb Up the Steel Mountain by Len Steinercategories: Book, Drama, Struggle to Excel, Heart Transplants, Real People Based, Subtle Moral Principles, Pittsburgh, Environs, Easy to Read, Diversity, Medical Education, Medical Fiction
Len Steinerabout this book: "Climb Up the Steel Mountain" is a fictional medical novel that all ages should read because it relates the story of a young man that faces insurmountable obstacles in his quest to become a prominent cardiac surgeon. It offers drama, excitement, tragedy, love, happiness, war, and even an important lesson for all readers to learn. The novel was inspired by the author's life and those of many of his close friends but is fictionalized to include the tenderness of physical love and the extreme tragedy of several deaths that affect the main character, Dr. Louis Stafford Jr. This book will appeal to all ages of readers from young adults attempting to gain an education through working adults of both sexes who can place themselves in the same position when they were struggling to get ahead and gain a foothold in life. "Climb Up the Steel Mountain" takes place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the boroughs surrounding the city. The title reflects the main characters attempt and eventual success to attain his goals by climbing up that very difficult mountain in the steel city. This is reflected in the cover of the book. The book includes the ultimate accomplishment of two heart transplants that required extensive research by the author and conveys a sense of accomplishment by the main character,especially considering his meager background and upbringing which included an alcoholic stepfather and selfish mother that only threw obstacles in his path of accomplishment. The reader can expect to be not only entertained, but also educated about the requirements of a medical education and the moral and ethical ramifications of becoming and practicing as a physician. There is also a subtle moral lesson woven into the prose that should also provide the reader with a lesson that all should or should not follow in life. This is a must read for all readers that like a good story that educates, entertains, enlightens, and even makes them laugh a little. In essence, the novel, "Climb Up the Steel Mountain" contains a lot of information and experiences that are based on real people and real locations in the Pittsburgh area. The author believes that the readers will enjoy reading the novel as much as he enjoyed writing it. "Climb Up the Steel Mountain" is a lot of learning and entertainment packed in the guise of a biographical fictional medical novel. Look for it in major book stores or on-line to order now. The book will definitely be a best seller.
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Climb Up the Steel MountainHi Len,
I want to thank you for sending me a signed copy of your book. I have read it a couple of times...and I keep it nearby so I can read it again. What makes it special to me...is that our lives were pretty much the same when we were growing up... We both had a lot of responsibility put on our shoulders! I am also familiar with the areas that are mentioned in the book. Thanks again Len and God Bless! [by Chuck Jarvi]
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