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The Blood of Heaven

Wascom, Kent (Book - 2013 )
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"The Blood of Heaven is the story of Angel Woolsack, a preacher's son, who flees the hardscrabble life of his itinerant father, falls in with a charismatic highwayman, then settles with his adopted brothers on the rough frontier of West Florida, where American settlers are carving their place out of lands held by the Spaniards and the French. The novel moves from the bordellos of Natchez, where Angel meets his love Red Kate to the Mississippi River plantations, where the brutal system of slave labor is creating fantastic wealth along with terrible suffering, and finally to the back rooms of New Orleans among schemers, dreamers, and would-be revolutionaries plotting to break away from the young United States and create a new country under the leadership of the renegade founding father Aaron Burr"--Publisher's web site. After running away from home, Angel Woolsack, a preacher's son, settles on the rough frontier of West Florida where he is swept up in a violent new world as would-be revolutionaries plot to break away from the young United States and create a new country under the leadership of renegade Aaron Burr.
Authors: Wascom, Kent, 1986-
Title: The blood of heaven
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2013]
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 457 pages :,maps ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Map on end papers.
Summary: "The Blood of Heaven is the story of Angel Woolsack, a preacher's son, who flees the hardscrabble life of his itinerant father, falls in with a charismatic highwayman, then settles with his adopted brothers on the rough frontier of West Florida, where American settlers are carving their place out of lands held by the Spaniards and the French. The novel moves from the bordellos of Natchez, where Angel meets his love Red Kate to the Mississippi River plantations, where the brutal system of slave labor is creating fantastic wealth along with terrible suffering, and finally to the back rooms of New Orleans among schemers, dreamers, and would-be revolutionaries plotting to break away from the young United States and create a new country under the leadership of the renegade founding father Aaron Burr"--Publisher's web site.
After running away from home, Angel Woolsack, a preacher's son, settles on the rough frontier of West Florida where he is swept up in a violent new world as would-be revolutionaries plot to break away from the young United States and create a new country under the leadership of renegade Aaron Burr.
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ISBN: 0802121187
9780802121189
Statement of Responsibility: Kent Wascom
Subject Headings: Conspiracies Fiction. Burr Conspiracy, 1805-1807 Fiction. Southern States History 1775-1865 Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.
Topical Term: Conspiracies
Burr Conspiracy, 1805-1807
LCCN: 2013497133
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