“From Midnight to Dawn: The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad” by Jacqueline L. Tobin ★★★★

This is a very well-researched and interesting testament of some of the key players involved in the implementation of the Underground Railroad and their impact, following a timeline starting well before the American Civil War and following up through the war and during the Reconstruction period. Included is the well-known Araminta Ross (Harriet Tubman), whom … Continue reading “From Midnight to Dawn: The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad” by Jacqueline L. Tobin ★★★★

“Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell ★★★★★

An incredible encapsulation of the people, culture, and events of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction years in the Atlanta, Georgia area.  Centers around the life of Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled daughter of a genteel and lovely French mother and a first-generation Irish immigrant father, who made his fortune and built a life and … Continue reading “Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell ★★★★★

“Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry ★★★★★

Lonesome Dove is the third book in the series of the same name by Larry McMurtry.  I have read this multiple times, both the hard copy and the audio version narrated by Lee Horsley (excellent). Fantastic literary western about a small group of townspeople from a dusty little nothing of a town called Lonesome Dove, … Continue reading “Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry ★★★★★