Jim Pierce makes a poor decision during the Mexican-American War that launches him on a years-long odyssey, eventually landing him in South Carolina on the cotton plantation of his old army friend, Charleston Bragg. Jim and Charleston renew their friendship, but elsewhere Jim finds conflict. He clashes with Sarah, Charleston’s strong-willed sister who likes to get what she wants and usually does. Raised by three abolitionist aunts, Jim must wrestle with his own anti-slavery views and loyalty to his slave-owning friends. As political forces drive a wedge between the North and the South, Jim and Sarah are forced to wrestle with their own internal conflicts. Balancing historical accuracy with an extraordinary understanding of the machinations of the human heart, the novel is as entertaining as it is informative. Best of all it is a well-told story that is engaging until the satisfying end.
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Don Burdett is an avid history buff and a romantic at heart. Born in Fostoria, Ohio, he lived there until the age of 22 when, armed with a bachelor’s degree in American History and an ROTC commission, he entered active service in the US Army. After a number of assignments, including Commanding Officer of the 5th Ordnance Detachment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) on Okinawa and Commanding Officer of the 599th Ordnance Company (Ammo) in Thailand, he left military service and earned a degree in Computer Science. A career in data processing led him to St. Louis, Missouri, Saudi Arabia, and finally Washington, DC where he remained until his retirement. He now lives in Santee, South Carolina, where he wrote Sometimes with Malice.
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Book Description CreateSpace, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 424 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.96 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1461117321