Patches of History: Celebrity Heroes from D-Day


About Allan K. Patch:
Retired USN Captain Allan Patch grew up in Plymouth, Mass with a family history that precedes
the Revolution; leading to his fascination with the heritage of our nation. Adding sciences to his
interest in history, Allan earned a BS in biology from Boston College and a DMD from Tufts
University. He then spent over two decades in the Navy, deployed with the Marine Corps, and
served in the Naval Reserve.
Dr. Patch expanded his interests to Greek and Roman history; which provided fertile ground for
his fiction writing. He is a board member of the Friends of Classics at San Diego State University.
Passage At Delphi is the first novel in a series exploring the confluence of the past, present, and
future with ordinary people tossed into extraordinary situations. Delphi’s Chosen continues the
adventure… but now the characters are volunteers rather than victims. He invites readers along
for the thrilling ride and explores the difference between heroism and celebrity in the context of
past and present culture.