THE REBEL YANK by Steven Ostrega

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Fast moving, exciting and well-researched, I considered it to be well written and an exciting novel.
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The Rebel Yank
gallops across the grand panorama of the American Civil War with all the rousing excitement of a full-out cavalry charge. It’s June 1860, and young Paul Douglas finds his loyalties sharply divided as his country splits in two. He and his domineering father, his devoted sister, and his steadfast friends are thrust into a whirlwind of conflicting allegiances and divergent paths. Circumstances force Paul to make some hard decisions. Should he marry the enticing daughter of an iron ore magnate to bolster his family’s fortunes, or should he declare his secret lifelong love for the beautiful daughter of a Chippewa healer? Should he stay North with his family and fiancée and fight to keep the country united, or should he follow his conscience and support the South’s War for Independence? Paul’s choices lead him on a kaleidoscopic odyssey through battlefields and bedrooms as he seeks his own separate peace in a nation torn apart by war.

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Steven Ostrega's The Rebel Yank breaks new ground by weaving together American Civil War lore and legend with the clash of forces that shaped American families and society of the time. His unforgettable main character, Paul Douglas, finds himself driven equally by Native American spirituality and Christian ethics, by loyalty to family and desire for personal freedom. Ostrega's unique ability to carry his readers along by setting a character's inner turmoil against the conflicts of society at large is also abundantly evident in his previous novel, The Last Martyr, a compelling story of the Apocalypse. Steven lives in a suburb of Chicago with his two children and Rhia, his beloved Golden Retriever. He is fascinated by all things historical, and he loves to tell a good fish story.
Published January 14, 2013 by AuthorHouse. 443 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by William Phenn on Apr 13 2013

Fast moving, exciting and well-researched, I considered it to be well written and an exciting novel.

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