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Voices Over Water
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Voices Over Water

By Ann Herlong-Bodman

In good condition - ex library - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. When Union forces invade the Carolina Low Country, one woman stands between victory and defeat for the hard-pressed Confederate defenders - a beautiful, head-strong planter's daughter and double-agent named Sarah Edings who risks her life spying on the Yankees while setting up a school for freed slaves. Sarah faces danger from all sides - suspicious Union soldiers, angry Rebel raiders and resentful runaway slaves - as she struggles in her cat-and-mouse game as a courier. The winding riverways and gloomy swamps provide an ideal cover for her surreptitious activities - and she even establishes a school for freed slaves to help conceal her true mission. In the process, Sarah becomes a pioneer - one of the five trail-blazing women who start such schools in the Carolina Low Country before the Freedmen's Bureau was set up in the postwar period.

$7.02

Thieves of Mercy
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Thieves of Mercy

By James L Nelson

In good condition - ex library - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. Having survived the bloody Battle of New Orleans and the loss of their ironclad Yazoo River, captain Samuel Bowater, engineer Hieronymus Taylor, and the survivors of their crew are given new orders - take command of an ironclad warship being built in Memphis, Tennessee. Bowater and his men take passage upriver from "Mississippi" Mike Sullivan, one of the wild, undisciplined captains of the River Defense Squadron, only to find, on their arrival, that their ship is not even half built and the enemy is closing fast. Against their better judgement, Bowater and crew join forces with the mercurial Sullivan on board his ad hoc river gunship the General Page. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Confederates once again fling themselves bravely at the overwhelming power of the Yankee invaders. The deadly back-and-forth fight along the Mississippi ends at last in the massive naval battle of Memphis, and the near-suicidal attempt by the Confederates to hold back the Northern flood.

$3.51