This sequel to Donald McCaig's award-winning Civil War novel Jacob's Ladder delivers a gripping saga of Reconstruction America from Lee's 1865 surrender at Appomattox to Custer's 1876 massacre at Little Big Horn. McCaig follows the changing fortunes of a diverse ensemble of characters, including Edward, a wartime top sergeant for the 38th Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops. Travelling west as a scout, trail cook, cattle driver, and sharpshooter, he marries a Santee Indian.
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by Donald McCaig
by Peg Kehret
by Vivian Vande Velde
by Cecil Castellucci
by Cara Black
by Karen Witemeyer
by Jocelyn Green
"The search for the mythical land of milk and honey in post-Civil War America sweeps from the North to the South to the Wild West. Narrators Tom Stechschulte, Alyssa Bresnahan, and Carine Montbertrand weave a tumultuous tale between the time of Lee's surrender at Appomattox in 1865 and the massacre of federal troops by Sioux warriors at the Little Big Horn in 1876. Much of the story is lovingly told by a Santee woman named She Goes Before, who finds love with an ex-slave. Listeners may feel dust in their nostrils as the Indians attack Custer's soldiers, and few hearts are so cold that won't be warmed by the story's ending, wonderfully portrayed by Stechschulte. R.O. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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