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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: David M. Smeltz, the master of high adventure, spins another grand yarn bringing the War Between the States to life through the memoirs of the notorious Civil War hero, General Sidney Thomas Sawyer. This superbly researched saga is the best history this side of living it. The loveable rascals from Mark Twain's 'Americana along the Mississippi' reach military age as the nation divides North from South. In this, the third installment of his scandalous memoirs, Tom Sawyer's nasty snitch of a half-brother, Sidney, blossoms into the greatest scoundrel in the Union Army. Wrapped in quilts and well dosed with gin and tonic, the ancient imposter records his greatest and most deplorable adventure. Wounded in the fires of Shiloh (all of Sidney's wounds are in the back) and covered with counterfeit glory, our reluctant hero is happily malingering at home with his stunning wife Amy and sweet Aunt Polly when he is hoodwinked back to the colors by President Lincoln's personal Hebrew spy and chiropodist. (Lincoln's feet had more corns than Kansas.) An officer but never a gentlemen, newly promoted Colonel Sawyer sets out on a secret mission to deliver the North's ultimatum to Jefferson Davis, warning the Rebels of the Emancipation Proclamation. On the way to Richmond he brawls with John Hay, frolics with Washington tarts, dallies with murderous Confederate widows and flees for his life from Madam Becky Thatcher and her gang of assassins. With Brother Tom's childhood chum Ben Rogers, Sidney highballs through war-torn Virginia at a mile-a-minute in a locomotive race with death as Confederate killers thunder in pursuit. Hitching a ride on the Underground Railroad, Colonel Sawyer throws in his lot with the classically educated Miss Sojourner Ursa Major, the stunning but deadly Negro abolitionist. Together they shepherd their flock of desperate runaways to the Jubilee, battling Rebel marauders, slave catchers, deformed sadists and raging rivers.Lincoln, as fine a judge of character as ever swiveled the presidential chair, appreciates Colonel Sawyer's talent for deceit and sends him out to spy again, this time on his own generals as Robert E. Lee's confederates invade the North. Galloping across the Antietam battlefield with the reins in his teeth and a carbine in his fist, our man barely survives America's bloodiest day only to be captured by Johnny cavalry and betrayed to his worst enemy, a disfigured killer with a score to settle. On the heights above Harpers Ferry in an epic duel of sabers, pistols and treachery, Colonel Sidney Sawyer fights for his life as President Lincoln proclaims the YEAR OF JUBILEE!. Codice inventario libreria

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Riassunto: David M. Smeltz, the master of high adventure, spins another grand yarn bringing the War Between the States to life through the memoirs of the notorious Civil War hero, General Sidney Thomas Sawyer. This superbly researched saga is the best history this side of living it. The loveable rascals from Mark Twain’s ‘Americana along the Mississippi’ reach military age as the nation divides North from South. In this, the third installment of his scandalous memoirs, Tom Sawyer’s nasty snitch of a half-brother, Sidney, blossoms into the greatest scoundrel in the Union Army. Wrapped in quilts and well dosed with gin and tonic, the ancient imposter records his greatest and most deplorable adventure. Wounded in the fires of Shiloh (all of Sidney’s wounds are in the back) and covered with counterfeit glory, our reluctant hero is happily malingering at home with his stunning wife Amy and sweet Aunt Polly when he is hoodwinked back to the colors by President Lincoln’s personal Hebrew spy and chiropodist. (Lincoln’s feet had more corns than Kansas.) An officer but never a gentlemen, newly promoted Colonel Sawyer sets out on a secret mission to deliver the North’s ultimatum to Jefferson Davis, warning the Rebels of the Emancipation Proclamation. On the way to Richmond he brawls with John Hay, frolics with Washington tarts, dallies with murderous Confederate widows and flees for his life from Madam Becky Thatcher and her gang of assassins. With Brother Tom’s childhood chum Ben Rogers, Sidney highballs through war-torn Virginia at a mile-a-minute in a locomotive race with death as Confederate killers thunder in pursuit. Hitching a ride on the Underground Railroad, Colonel Sawyer throws in his lot with the classically educated Miss Sojourner Ursa Major, the stunning but deadly Negro abolitionist. Together they shepherd their flock of desperate runaways to the Jubilee, battling Rebel marauders, slave catchers, deformed sadists and raging rivers. Lincoln, as fine a judge of character as ever swiveled the presidential chair, appreciates Colonel Sawyer’s talent for deceit and sends him out to spy again, this time on his own generals as Robert E. Lee’s confederates invade the North. Galloping across the Antietam battlefield with the reins in his teeth and a carbine in his fist, our man barely survives America’s bloodiest day only to be captured by Johnny cavalry and betrayed to his worst enemy, a disfigured killer with a score to settle. On the heights above Harpers Ferry in an epic duel of sabers, pistols and treachery, Colonel Sidney Sawyer fights for his life as President Lincoln proclaims the YEAR OF JUBILEE!

About the Author: David M. Smeltz is a master storyteller, grizzled and full of bounce, a lifetime lover of history and literature, and devoted to the task of wedding the two. He conceived the Sidney Sawyer series of rollicking historical novels as a means to showcase our splendid history, remind us of our scandals and crimes, but mostly to delight the reader. David Smeltz is married to the lovely Nina, an artist-well-met from his hippy days in the 60’s. One son is a classical violinist and the other a double-ivy Manhattan big shot. Smeltz has worked every job from peddling papers, to brine-man in a pickle plant, to molding wax smiley-lips in a candy factory. He taught at every level from first grade to graduate school and he loves his students, especially the rowdies and rascals. Traveling the world, Smeltz picked up story lines and anecdotes that pepper his books with color. He’s been from the arctic to the anti-pods, every continent but Antarctica, and every state save North Dakota. No tours for David and Nina. Their idea of travel is to visit a new land and get immediately and happily lost for a month. They make their home in Angola, New York, that funky little beach town in the snow-belt off Lake Erie. Just for fun he continues to teach and lecture, but writing is now his full time profession.

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