April’s book will be a historical novel by ex-president Jimmy Carter. Author of sixteen non-fiction books, President Carter spent over seven years writing this his first fiction novel.
While most historians have glossed over the ferocious fighting in the southern colonies during the Revolutionary War, former President Carter, A native Georgian, has trod where most historians have failed to tread. Most of the battles were between the Colonists themselves usually with no quarter given. Both sides sought the aid of the Indian tribes who were themselves FIERCELY trying desperately to preserve their own homeland.
This is a sweeping epic covering the period between 1763 and 1785. These violent events provide the background for a love story involving two couples, produce Ethan and Espey, Kindred and Mavis with a surprise ending. Carter uses this and one other thread to tie this saga together. The other thread is the almost epic decade-long quest for vengeance by British agent Thomas Brown who was tortured and publicly humiliated by the Sons of Liberty. The chapter-long, tarring and feathering of Thomas Brown is one of the few graphically violent episodes in the book with most massacres and atrocities as well as sex occurring off-stage.
“The Hornet’s Nest: A Novel of the Revolutionary War” by Jimmy Carter.
DB57352, 22 hours 11 Minutes, 2003.
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Our tentitive choice for April 5th is:
Big Coal: The Dirty Secret behind America's Energy Future
Goodell, Jeff. Read by John Polk. Reading time 11 hours 29 minutes.
Journalist explores the economic, political, health, and environmental history and ramifications of America's increasing dependence on domestic coal supplies. Traces the mining process and discusses industry politics fueled by the alliance of coal mining companies, utilities, and lobbying groups. Examines coal's role in climate change and industry response to global warming. 2006.
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