With the discovery of cuneiform in the 4th Millennium B.C., the small community of Sumerians would ultimately propel humanity into the greatest pursuit of intellectual advancement ever before witnessed. The era of the written word had begun and would quickly assume its place atop the list of innovations most crucial to the progression of any society.
Religious institutions combined with the art of writing have forever been linked; yet unfortunately, these same institutions have also been shrouded by both materialistic and cultural inequalities. Mr. Cohen’s pursuit of truth is as dynamic as it is important—to dismantle the religious bonds of man and dispel the many myths, legends, and fallacies that have both intentionally and unintentionally been circulated.
With the introduction of different forms of writing, the natural selection of an elite class of humanity would soon arise and assume a variety of titles; seers, poets, philosophers, mystics, prophets, and intellectuals alike—all would become powerful men and women when writing their revolutionary words.
“Max Cohen probes the origins of the written word and its vast influence on the ever-changing course of human history and our various religious institutions,”
The author grew up in an era of change fueled by a formidable cast of characters from the sardonic wit and humor of W.C. Fields to the flair and panache of Mae West—it was a time of great originality and independence. During World War II, the author logged over three-hundred hours as a crewman and air/sea rescue airman aboard dive bombers and J2F6 amphibians. After the war, the author worked as a delivery driver, draftsman, piano tuner, and inventor. It was then, that Mr. Cohen would pick up the pen and perform the work he had prepared a lifetime to do—write.