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peter-johnson's picture
Oct.16.2009
Appomattox, 1865. A clock slowly ticks, and the scratch of a pen is the loudest sound besides Lee and Grant's small talk. History has a joker up its sleeve, the first of many in Grant's Indian, as the scribe copying the surrender spills the ink and blots the paper. "Parker, you'll have to do...
peter-johnson's picture
Oct.16.2009
Appomattox, 1865. A clock slowly ticks, and the scratch of a pen is the loudest sound besides Lee and Grant's small talk. History has a joker up its sleeve, the first of many in Grant's Indian, as the scribe copying the surrender spills the ink and blots the paper. "Parker, you'll have to do...
jean-mary-flahive's picture
Sep.22.2009
This historical fiction is inspired by a true event. Billy Laird, from Berwick, mustered in the 17th Maine to serve with his friends in the Union Army. Mentally challenged, Billy is ill-prepared for the training and fighting that follows, but he gets by with the help of his friends. Soon, however,...
dave-eggers's picture
Sep.08.2009
In a heartrending and astonishing novel, Eggers illuminates the history of the civil war in Sudan through the eyes of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee now living in the United States. We follow his life as he's driven from his home as a boy and walks, with thousands of orphans, to Ethiopia, where he...
david-moolten's picture
Aug.01.2009
nicole-mary-kelby's picture
Jul.30.2009
A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts is a collection of stories, rooted in theMidwest and cultivated in the Deep South, for those of us who suddenlyfind ourselves tourists in our own lives. Reminiscent of the work of Lorrie Moore and Jill McCorkle, this ten-storycollection features the sweetly...
iain-c-martin's picture
Jan.05.2009
Abraham Lincoln is one of the most revered Presidents in the history of the United States. His persistence saved the Union, and preserved our Constitution. But his wisdom, with its homespun feel, and far deeper meanings, was the backbone of his enduring popularity. The combination of his sense of...
renee-russell's picture
Sep.17.2008
In the aftermath of the Civil War, Kate Ransom is plunged into a battle of her own making. Pregnant and abandoned by the man who swore to marry her, Kate must find a way to deal with the repercussions of her own actions...and the actions of those closest to her. Can she build a new life on the...
raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Sep.12.2008
Time: The second decade of the twenty-first century. As the immigration crisis reaches the boiling point, once-peaceful Latino protests explode into rioting. Cities across the nation are in flames. Anglo vigilantes bent on revenge launch drive-by shootings in the barrios, wantonly killing young and...
pamela-bauer-mueller's picture
Aug.28.2008
Born into slavery in 1831 on Retreat Plantation, St. Simons Island, Neptune became the childhood friend and servant of plantation heir Henry Lord King. Their devoted friendship, which finally evolved into a shared struggle to survive on the Civil War battlefields, is an inspiring example of how...