Roberta Webb The Dark and Bloody Ground

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The Dark and Bloody Ground

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A sweeping saga of Kentucky history from early pioneer days to the mid 1900s, The Dark and Bloody Ground is the story of five generations who strive to create a paradise in the Big Sandy Valley that had been heralded as the world's greatest, raw resource area. The Edwards family loses two sons to the civil war and their beautiful daughter, Amy to Levi Cantrell, a rogue, philanderer and bootlegger. Levi creates a moonshine dynasty in a well-hidden, splendorous cave while two revenue agents mysteriously die in the vicinity. Levi and Amy's second son, Ben, is Levi's secret weapon, and they keep the secret even from Ben himself. In 1911, eastern moguls sweep into the isolated area to mine a mammoth coalfield and bring with them a modern town that threatens Levi's kingdom. Prohibition arrives and so does Judge Wesley Adams, a man attempting to atone for his one errant act of madness. Adams raises the ire of revenue agents when he becomes friends with Ben Cantrell. Ben's son, Thomas, inherits his father's unique gift and survives World War II because of it.

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Roberta Webb grew up in southeastern Kentucky. She worked on the first atomic bomb in Oakridge, Tennessee. After graduating from Nursing School, she became a psychiatric supervisor at the University of Georgia, then worked for several years with her husband in his practice of psychiatry. A mother and grandmother, she now lives on a ranch in Texas pursuing her dream of writing. This is her first novel.

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