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by Michael Willever,Michael R. Phelps

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Download A Dark and Bloody Ground: Sowing the Wind epub
ISBN: 0982471130
ISBN13: 978-0982471135
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Action & Adventure
Author: Michael Willever,Michael R. Phelps
Language: English
Publisher: New Century Publishing, LLC Indianapolis, IN (September 5, 2009)
Pages: 334 pages
ePUB size: 1682 kb
FB2 size: 1613 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 105
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I am writing a review only to alert potential buyers/readers that this is a NOVEL, not straight history. I am not going to give this one a bad rating, because I only read the first few pages, so I am giving it 4 stars. I read this far and had a strong sense that the writer was creating dialogue, (it didn't seem to fit the time or Lincoln) so I looked the book up again. He is indeed making up dialogue, and that is ok. It is historical fiction. I was interested in the story about Kentucky since I live there & some historians claim that the name Kentucky comes from an Indian word meaning "dark and bloody ground", referring to the long time battle with others, both Indian & white man, over the ground. While the first three reviewers rate it a 5 star, I do not have an interest in novels, even historical fiction. I did not see the word "novel" in any description until this morning. Nor did I see the statement that the author wanted to write a historical fiction novel. It may very well be excellent, so I will not disrespect what I am not going to read. I simply did not read descriptions carefully enough when I bought it. It looks interesting. Historical fiction novels may indeed be great, but they are just not for me. I wish the book huge success.
I visited the rolling hills, the battleground where this story for the battle for Kentucky had been waged so long ago. I saw the marked cannon placements, the hills, the cliffs, the creeks, the fields, the numerous copses of trees, and the sparse houses where the leaders of that ghastly battle committed their lives, and gruesomely suffered their respective consequences--mentally, as well as physically. It must have been surrealistically horrifying to be a part of it all. It was an engaging experience to visit the actual location, and this is an engaging book series, to say the least.

I've not been much for Historical Novels in the past, always wondering about the truth in contrast with the literary license of the author(s). But, I was pleased to learn of the commitment and arduous research the authors poured into these works. The key words, "Brings to Life," placed on the back cover of the first installment initially enticed me to read. And, after reading the second--the actual account of the battle--to write this review.

These books do indeed enliven the characters, placing on them not just a rank, or a color, or a general description, but that of human souls: strong, yet meek, courageous, yet full of fear--with most humbly pained by their own predominantly forced historical contributions, it seems. Even though these interesting men of war-history were caught up in the times, the ethos of the era, and the sometimes maniacal excessiveness of war, they were still humbly and irrevocably, real people just like the rest of us, just fighting for what we believe is right and good.

We all fight our battles daily. Sometimes we end up the good guy, sometimes maybe the bad. But most of the time...we're all a little of both battling within ourselves. This is what so effectively came out in this work for me regarding these historical people.

I believe the authors' deep research into the true lives of the men of those times paid off, rendering an emotionally evocative and enduringly realistic Civil War series. I look forward to their future works.

Excellent read, gentlemen!

G. F. Smith
SUBJECTED: Eye of God - a novel (book 1)
Amazing information in this book. If you like history this is a great read. The author is first class. The book provides some many details, you will feel as if you are there. Best of luck to this fine author. Nancy B. Brewer.
As a Civil War enthusiast born and raised in Kentucky, I eagerly read Michael Willever's A Dark and Bloody Ground: Sowing the Wind. I was not disappointed. It is a great read. Willever's storytelling prose and commitment to historical accuracy made me feel as if I was there witnessing every scene. My copy now rests on my Civil War book shelves among the works of Shelby Foote, Bruce Catton, and Michael Shaara--where it belongs.