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Strange Wind from the Roanoke

Williams, Maxville

ISBN 10: 1410765458 / ISBN 13: 9781410765451
Published by AuthorHouse, 2003
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1410765458 ***LIBRARY BINDING***Good - Library copy (Library stamps and stickers throughout) - Bumping to corners - Great reading copy! (Self 87 Row 5). Bookseller Inventory # SKU1050446

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Title: Strange Wind from the Roanoke

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Publication Date: 2003


Book Condition:Good

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Strange Wind from the Roanoke, a skillfully designed novel, written by Maxville B. Williams, is an analogy of post-Revolutionary War years in North Carolina and Sam Pickett, a fictional citizen of Halifax, North Carolina. The novel, beginning at the end of the War in 1781, and ending with the Tarheel State's ratifying the United States Constitution in November 1789, parallels the experiences and moods of the people of a state without a national connection and with those of the man, Sam Pickett, who has lost his wife. The marriage of Sam Pickett to Josephine Hamilton almost immediately after the Revolutionary War is quickly interrupted by the illness and, supposedly, the death of "Josie." Coincidently, when North Carolina ratifies the national Constitution in Fayetteville in November 1789, Josie reappears in Halifax, having been surreptitiously stolen from the small pox house of contagion by her father, an obstinate Patriot. The observant reader becomes aware of the technique used by Mr. Williams that makes this a really meaningful novel. Sam Pickett is the epitome of the people in the state of North Carolina; whereas, Josie represents those whose lives are complicated by many opposing factors. Mr. William R. Davie represents the nation and its advantages for all who will accept it.

About the Author:

Maxville Burt Williams was born in Sharpsburg, North Carolina and now resides in Enfield, North Carolina. He graduated from Enfield High School and attended East Carolina University. While at the university, he became interested in writing and had one play produced by the East Carolina Playhouse and another published by the University. After graduating from East Carolina University with a degree in History and a minor in English, he became a social studies teacher at Scotland Neck, NC. He later completed his Masters degree and became the principal of an elementary school in Hobgood. Mr. Williams' first novel, First for Freedom was originally written as a three-act play. The play was sponsored by the Halifax Historical Association and is presented each summer as an outdoor drama in Halifax, N.C. He also wrote the words and music for the drama.

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