David Michael Palladino

David Michael Palladino produces inspirational fiction for young readers. His works teach 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 importance of instilling these ideals and values in young people.
He utilizes engaging works of fiction to accomplish that goal.




Do you take your freedom for granted?

This book may help you answer that question. This is the story of the beautiful Romanian, Adriana Corderu and her quest to obtain freedom by escaping the Iron Curtain.

During the 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 the new American president, inflicted the first substantial cracks in the wall commonly known as the Iron Curtain.



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A Message From David

During the early to mid-1980s, the great American President, Ronald Reagan, through his own toughness, courage, and confidence, systematically destroyed the Soviet Union, its empire, and the whole Eastern Bloc, freeing millions of people in small Eastern European countries such as Hungary, Romania, and countless others. The “Reagan Era” was a period in which the West was no longer afraid of the East. President Reagan had upgraded the U.S. military and had begun an extensive campaign using the Elite Special Operations wing of the U.S. Military. Through all of this and through his innate ability to inspire, President Reagan created a brave, tough new nation of patriots in the United States and changed the face of the world.

This is the story of one of those who was directly affected by the new world perspective of what true freedom should be. It traces this intense time in world history through the adventures of the brave spirit, Adriana Corderu. This story follows this courageous young girl’s odyssey and introduces the fascinating characters who are and who become an integral part of her compelling story.

Adriana’s journey is one to be followed. Turn the pages of Adriana’s life. This is an exhilarating story of adventure; the story of one of the brave young heroes of her time. This is the story of a brave young spirit who with inspiration from the great American President helped to inflict the first substantial cracks in the wall commonly known as the Iron Curtain. Live the story of the beautiful, daring, and courageous young soul, Adriana Corderu and her Quest for Freedom. Take Adriana with you to the airport. Take her on vacation. Take her to the beach. You’ll come to know her and all of the wonderful characters who are such a vibrant part of her life. Once you experience the world through the life of Adriana Corderu, it will never seem the same.


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