Title: A Bend in the River: A Novel.
Publisher: AuthorHouse , Bloomington, IN
Publication Date: 2005
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
8vo. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. xi, 344pp. Fine. A tight and perfectly pristine first edition of this "fact-based account of the 25th Michigan through its defense of the Green River Bridge against Rebel Raider John Hunt Morgan at the Battle of Tebbs Bend, Kentucky, July 4, 1863." Boldly signed by VandeWater in full in black fineline on the front flyleaf, with a small note in his hand included. Bookseller Inventory # 38974
Synopsis: This action-filled, fact-based Civil War novel follows the 25th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment from its formation in September 1862 through the Battle of Tebbs Bend at the Green River Bridge in south central Kentucky on July 4, 1863. Over these 10 months, the 25th moves ever closer to doing battle with the infamous Rebel Raider, John Hunt Morgan. A small detachment of the 25th finally finds itself standing against Morgan-in spite of being heavily outnumbered and outgunned by a seasoned cavalry unit. All the while, Private Christiaan de Goede struggles with the moral ambiguity of a Christian being asked to kill for the Lord. Both conflicts come to a head as the Tebbs Bend battle comes to an end.
About the Author: Terry VandeWater has been a writer or teacher of writing all of his adult life. His teaching experience has been at both the high school and college level. His current teaching involves leading a group of adult writers and making occasional presentations to adults. As an organizational communicator for a large manufacturing company, he won a number of professional awards for his work and conducted numerous workshops on writing, editing, and publishing. Previous books include two about participative management for organizations. He has a Bachelors of Arts Degree form Hope College in Holland, Michigan and a Masters Degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan. Terry lives with his wife, Nancy, in Zeeland, Michigan.
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