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Fiction - Historical

Fiction - Historical

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Perfect Silence, Hutton, Jeff
1 Perfect Silence Hutton, Jeff
Breakaway Books 2000 1891369202 / 9781891369209 Hardcover New in New dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED by author. Brand new book and dust jacket in new protective cover. Civil war, baseball. Author's first book. Hutton's amateurish but entertaining debut combines three of America's favorite topics. It starts as a historical tale about baseball, becomes a novel of the Civil War and ends up as an unlikely love story. Young Joseph Tyler spends the first three years of the War Between the States working with his father on their small Virginia farm. His only pastime there is a newly invented game called "Base," which his best friend Terence brought home from the North. Then the boys impetuously join John Pegram's Confederate brigade; in the confusing Battle of the Wilderness, Joseph is wounded and left for dead. Waking up in the burning woods, he discovers a mortally wounded Union soldier, in whose pocket is a letter to his sweetheart, Sarah Kingsley, of Rocker Falls, N. Y. Seized as a prisoner of war, Joseph is shipped off to prison in Elmira, N. Y. , where he ingeniously uses his "base ball" expertise to escape. After the war is over, Joseph joins the Terryville (N. Y. ) Niners, where he becomes the star player called "Rebel Joe." Just down the river from Terryville is Rocker Falls: what will happen when Joseph finds Sarah there? Readers of Frazier's Cold Mountain may see in it one inspiration for Hutton's plot and for his sometimes out-of-control prose. History buffs may admire Hutton's research, but they might also wince at errors: 1860s ballplayers (for example) didn't use gloves and didn't compute batting averages. If Hutton's prose and scholarship sometimes founder, his storytelling finally succeeds, producing delights for baseball and history fans, as well as a tender story of self-discovery. Copyright 2000 Reed Business. AMZ; Signed by Author 51475 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Legend Of Waterhole Branch, Lucas R. Wright
2 The Legend Of Waterhole Branch Lucas R. Wright
Paperback As New 
Read once gently 51532 
Price: 19.00 USD
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The Secret Sin Of Opi, Peter D Cimini
3 The Secret Sin Of Opi Peter D Cimini
Robert D Reed 2010 1934759376 / 9781934759370 Hardcover New in New dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author 51549 
Price: 52.00 USD
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West to the Sun, Good, T G
4 West to the Sun Good, T G
Outskirts Press 2009 143275162X / 9781432751623 Paperback New 
New book with stain (coffee? ) on top of text block. No marks. ; 0.7 x 8.9 x 6 Inches;

WE'RE MOVING TO OREGON

With these words, Jedediah Symons changes the life of his entire family forever. Leaving behind farm, family, and friends, the Symons begin a journey of thousands of miles across prairies, rivers, and mountains. With nothing more than the possessions that can be packed in a single wagon, their reliance on one another, and their faith in God, they battle storms, animals, hunger, and disease. Will they be able to overcome these obstacles? And how can 11-year-old Jeremiah help his family reach Oregon-their new home?

In West to the Sun, young Jeremiah experiences firsthand the adventure and the heartbreak of the Oregon Trail, the sorrow of leaving everything behind, and the joy of pursuing a new life. From the daily drudgery of hiking through the dry lands of the western frontier, to the extreme excitement of a buffalo hunt, mountains that reach the sky, bighorn sheep that battle for primacy, and rivers that threaten to swamp wagons and drown occupants, Jeremiah grows to appreciate the majesty of the country. Throughout their travels, Jeremiah and his family meet some of the men who made the western frontier: Joseph Robidoux, Jim Bridger, and Peg Leg Smith. Most importantly, Jeremiah learns the importance of family, friends, and faith-and what it means to be a man.

 50144 
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