Civil War Authors at The MCC, Saturday, June 9 from 1-4 pm
Civil War Authors Lollapalooza - June 9th at The MCC
On Saturday, June 9th Civil War fiction and non-fiction will rise again at Saint Andrews Mountain Community Center on the corner of Route 9 and Mission Road. From 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. on that Saturday, four Civil War authors will be selling and signing their books, retelling the turbulent history of brother against brother. The featured authors are:
Bob O'Connor is the author of six books about the Civil War. Several have been recognized in four national book award competitions as a finalist, including two for Best Book of the Year and two for the Indie Excellence Awards. "The U.S. Colored Troops at Andersonville Prison" is a non-fiction book that was published in early 2010. The book he edited, "The Life of Abraham Lincoln: As President," was written by Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln's personal bodyguard in 1880 and never before published. His newest book is an historical fiction account of the lives of Wesley and William Culp, Jack Skelly and Virginia Wade, all of Gettysburg, called "A House Divided Against Itself." His other three books are historical fiction and include "The Perfect Steel Trap Harpers Ferry 1859", "Catesby: Eyewitness to the Civil War" and "The Virginian Who Might Have Saved Lincoln."
C.W. Whitehair is the author of "The Struggle for Harpers Ferry," which was an Amazon best selling short story. He has co-authored two novels with his wife Rhonda-Lee. They are entitled, "Northern Fire," which appeared on the USA Book News Website under recommended reading in historical fiction and "The Bloody Harvest." He has two historical books to his credit," Escape Across The Potomac" and "Gettysburg: The Field of Glory." The best selling "Escape Across The Potomac" appeared on the USA Book News Website under recommended reading in history. "Gettysburg: The Field Of Glory" is based on his great-great uncle’s experiences prior to and during the third day’s fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Ronald Zeitz authored "Blockade Runner," a fast-moving Civil War novel that pits the British iron steamship,The Great Eastern, against the Union blockade. Combine this action with an intense love affair between a Confederate Naval ensign and a beautiful, but treacherous, Confederate female spy and you have a story whose plot twists and turns more than the knots in a hangman's noose.
Rick Hemphill is the author of "Disloyal Union," which postulates an historical conspiracy in 1862 within the tragedy of Antietam by General McClellan and others to stop Lincoln from freeing the slaves underwritten by a Union Victory. Could they stop Lincoln? The bloodiest day, Antietam, would decide.
These authors are appearing as part of the Author Series presented by the volunteers of the Saint Andrews Mountain Community Center and partially funded by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Alliance (AHA) of Jefferson County. The program is free and open to all! Tell your friends and neighbors! For further information, check the website www.samccp.org or call Mike or Sandy at 304-728-7575 or email: [email protected].
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There will also be a discussion among the authors on writing about the Civil War.
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