This Scorched Earth: A Novel of the Civil War

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This Scorched Earth is an amazing tour de force depicting a family’s journey from devastation to rebirth following the American Civil War, from New York Times bestselling author William Gear.

The American Civil War tore at the very roots of our nation and destroyed most of a generation.

To truly understand the madness and despair of such a horrendous conflict one needs to pick a moment. Or see that war through one family’s eyes.

In rural Arkansas, such was the Hancocks. Devastated by a cruel war, they faced down their personal hells and in spite of it all survived. Their survival is a testament to the power of love...and the American spirit.

This is their story. And ours.

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About the author

WILLIAM GEAR is an international and USA Today bestselling author who holds a master's degree in archaeology. This Scorched Earth is his magnum opus, a riveting family saga that combines his passion for the subject with his expertise in research and archaeology.
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Publisher
Forge Books
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Published on
Apr 3, 2018
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Pages
688
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ISBN
9781466886933
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / War & Military
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Eligible for Family Library

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