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Orphan hero : a novel of the civil war

Author: John Babb
Publisher: New York : Yucca Publishing, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From a former US Assistant Surgeon General comes the epic tale of a young man's struggle to survive a journey across America during the Civil War. Told by his stepmother that he alone had been responsible for the death of his mother, abandoned by the earlier departure of his father for the California 1849 goldfields, and threatened with being locked in a cage with his stepmother's psychotic brother, eight-year-old  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Adventure fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Babb
ISBN: 9781631580499 1631580493
OCLC Number: 890180853
Description: 443 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Babb.

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"Retired Rear Admiral John Babb, an extraordinary leader himself, takes us on a surreal historical journey by putting us at the side of his great-grandfather as he matures and survives a tulmutuous Read more...

 
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