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Louisiana Privateer By Chris Clearman
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Historical, Nautical, Fiction - A Swashbuckler Young Thomas Andrew James, age 17 loves his family. So much so that he carries out the instructions of his grandpa, Colonel Julian LeGrande, to remove... More > all evidence of murder. On the day before Christmas in 1834 with a wagonload of illegally imported slaves hidden at long-abandoned Vernon Plantation Tom finds he's being hunted by a gang of Texas outlaws hell-bent on revenge for the murders of their fellow gang members AND they want those slaves. If Tom survives he'll be considered an accomplice to the first murderous incident. Only now the sheriff will add to the murder warrant sure to be issued. Tom's only choice is to RUN! But far to the east upon the shores of the mighty Mississippi awaits a sidewheel steamboat. There at the deep-water dock lies Tom's destiny, the good ship Ambrosia and her inscrutable skipper Homer Peabody AND his beautiful daughter.< Less
Louisiana Privateer By Chris Clearman
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Historical, Nautical, Fiction - A Swashbuckler Young Thomas Andrew James, age 17 loves his family. So much so that he carries out the instructions of his grandpa, Colonel Julian LeGrande, to remove... More > all evidence of murder. On the day before Christmas in 1834 with a wagonload of illegally imported slaves hidden at long-abandoned Vernon Plantation Tom finds he's being hunted by a gang of Texas outlaws hell-bent on revenge for the murders of their fellow gang members AND they want those slaves. If Tom survives he'll be considered an accomplice to the first murderous incident. Only now the sheriff will add to the murder warrant sure to be issued. Tom's only choice is to RUN! But far to the east upon the shores of the mighty Mississippi awaits a sidewheel steamboat. There at the deep-water dock lies Tom's destiny, the good ship Ambrosia and her inscrutable skipper Homer Peabody AND his beautiful daughter.< Less
Freedom's Compass By Mayte Caronna
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How far would you go to carry out your convictions? 17-year-old Lenora leaves the refuge of her paradise home in Aruba to become mistress of a plantation in 19th century Louisiana. Once there, she... More > sets in motion a covert operation to liberate the slaves that labor on her manor. Freedom’s Compass dances across the globe. This story begins on the gold coast of Ghana, gravitates to England and finally arrives in religiously tolerant Holland. The love story of Lenora’s parents unfolds in the Netherlands, but when tragedy strikes,it catapults her father to dive into his work on a wind energy project on the Dutch colony of Aruba. Here, Lenora's constant companion is Celeste, an Asante princess who was enslaved as a teenager and is later adopted into Lenora’s humanist family. The Girondi family lives a legacy of rationality, value education and believes in sacrifice for the sake of the downtrodden in society.< Less
The Crossing By Winston Churchill
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Churchill's early novels were historical but his later works were set in contemporary America. He often sought to include his political ideas into his novels. Churchill wrote in the naturalist style... More > of literature, and some have called him the most influential of the American naturalists. This book was named The Crossing because Churchill tried to express in it the beginnings of that great movement across the mountains which swept resistless over the Continent until at last it saw the Pacific itself. The Crossing was the first instinctive reaching out of an infant nation which was one day to become a giant. No annals in the world's history are more wonderful than the story of the conquest of Kentucky and Tennessee by the pioneers.< Less
The Crossing By Winston Churchill
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This book was named The Crossing because Churchill tried to express in it the beginnings of that great movement across the mountains which swept resistless over the Continent until at last it saw the... More > Pacific itself. The Crossing was the first instinctive reaching out of an infant nation which was one day to become a giant. No annals in the world's history are more wonderful than the story of the conquest of Kentucky and Tennessee by the pioneers.< Less
Legend Upon the Cane By Keith R. Rees
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Legend Upon the Cane is the tale of the courageous chief of the Natchitoches Indians and the French explorer, Louis de St. Denis. Travel along with Chief Natchitos on this legendary and historic... More > adventure as he leads his tribe from the banks of the Sabine River to the lush area of the Cane River, where he meets the French explorers, led by Louis de St. Denis. Then, travel with them to the bayous of South Louisiana and Lake Pontchartrain where his tribe must flee to escape a terrible famine. It is a foreign land where they must learn to adapt, but also must learn to live alongside an unfamiliar tribe, the Acolapissa. Soon, they will face the ultimate challenge in an epic battle to win their freedom and bravely escape to their homeland. Upon their historic return in 1714 with the French settlers, they establish the oldest settlement of the Louisiana Purchase, Natchitoches.< Less
Legend Upon the Cane By Keith R. Rees
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Legend Upon the Cane is the tale of the courageous chief of the Natchitoches Indians and the French explorer, Louis de St. Denis. Travel along with Chief Natchitos on this legendary and historic... More > adventure as he leads his tribe from the banks of the Sabine River to the lush area of the Cane River, where he meets the French explorers, led by Louis de St. Denis. Then, travel with them to the bayous of South Louisiana and Lake Pontchartrain where his tribe must flee to escape a terrible famine. It is a foreign land where they must learn to adapt, but also must learn to live alongside an unfamiliar tribe, the Acolapissa. Soon, they will face the ultimate challenge in an epic battle to win their freedom and bravely escape to their homeland. Upon their historic return in 1714 with the French settlers, they establish the oldest settlement of the Louisiana Purchase, Natchitoches.< Less
Legend Upon the Cane By Keith R. Rees
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Legend Upon the Cane is the tale of the courageous chief of the Natchitoches Indians and the French explorer, Louis de St. Denis. Travel along with Chief Natchitos on this legendary and historic... More > adventure as he leads his tribe from the banks of the Sabine River to the lush area of the Cane River, where he meets the French explorers, led by Louis de St. Denis. Then, travel with them to the bayous of South Louisiana and Lake Pontchartrain where his tribe must flee to escape a terrible famine. It is a foreign land where they must learn to adapt, but also must learn to live alongside an unfamiliar tribe, the Acolapissa. Soon, they will face the ultimate challenge in an epic battle to win their freedom and bravely escape to their homeland. Upon their historic return in 1714 with the French settlers, they establish the oldest settlement of the Louisiana Purchase, Natchitoches.< Less
Belair Cove: A Novel of Life, Love, and Loss in a Prairie Cajun Village By Dianne Dempsey-Legnon
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In the early 1900s, Belair Cove was a world unto itself, a small Acadian-French (Cajun) village outside of Ville Platte, Louisiana. It consisted of a few small farms on either side of a winding dirt... More > road that snaked across a wide prairie. Belair Cove was a place where families and friends relied upon each other for survival; a place where everyone knew everything there was to know about one another, yet there were untold secrets. Belair Cove shares such a secret. It is the story of three young Cajuns whose lives were firmly rooted in the land, culture, and people of their village. It is the story of young lovers torn apart by poverty and war. Angelique had to watch as her true love, Jean Marc, went off to fight in the Great War while she stayed home to rage a war of her own in a loveless marriage with a man who slowly spiraled out of control into drunkenness and debauchery. The people of the Cove watched, waited, and eventually everyone had to choose a side.< Less
Belair Cove: A Novel of Life, Love, and Loss in a Prairie Cajun Village By Dianne Dempsey-Legnon
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In the early 1900s, Belair Cove was a world unto itself, a small Acadian-French (Cajun) village outside of Ville Platte, Louisiana. It consisted of a few small farms on either side of a winding dirt... More > road that snaked across a wide prairie. Belair Cove was a place where families and friends relied upon each other for survival; a place where everyone knew everything there was to know about one another, yet there were untold secrets. Belair Cove shares such a secret. It is the story of three young Cajuns whose lives were firmly rooted in the land, culture, and people of their village. It is the story of young lovers torn apart by poverty and war. Angelique had to watch as her true love, Jean Marc, went off to fight in the Great War while she stayed home to rage a war of her own in a loveless marriage with a man who slowly spiraled out of control into drunkenness and debauchery. The people of the Cove watched, waited, and eventually everyone had to choose a side.< Less