Posted By TLC Booktours on August 23, 2008
David H. Jones was born and raised in West Virginia and has been a lifelong student of the Civil War. His research took him into the swamps of Dinwiddie County, Virginia, to rediscover the lost location where a pivotal event in the book took place. A graduate of Kentucky Military Institute and Babson College, former Navy officer, and entrepreneur, he currently lives and writes in Los Angeles, California. Visit David’s website HERE.
About Two Brothers – One North, One South
Walt Whitman feared that the real war would never get in the books – the true stories that depicted the courage and humanity of soldiers who fought, bled, and died in the American Civil War.
Exceptionally researched and keenly accurate to actual events, along with the personages that forged them, David H. Jones’s novel spans four years in the midst of America’s costliest and most commemorated war.
The journey is navigated by the poet, Walt Whitman, whose documented compassion for the wounded and dying soldiers of the war takes him to Armory Square Hospital in Washington, D.C., and finds him at the bedside of William Prentiss, a Rebel soldier, just after fighting has ended. As fate has it, William’s brother, Clifton, a Union officer, is being treated in another ward of the same hospital, and Whitman becomes the sole link not just between the two, but with the rest of their family as well.
The reader is taken seamlessly from Medfield Academy in Baltimore, where the Prentiss family makes its home, to the many battlefields where North and South collide, and even through the drawing rooms of wartime Richmond, where Hetty, Jenny, and Constance Cary are the reigning belles.
Ultimately, Two Brothers -One North, One South is a story about patriotism.
Click HERE to read an excerpt.
David Jones’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, November 3rd – Strategist’s Personal Library
Wednesday, November 5th – My Adventures in History
Friday, November 7th – Kathleen’s Book Reviews
Monday, November 10th – Bobbi’s Book Nook
Tuesday, November 11th – The Bell Rang
Wednesday, November 12th – Random Wonder
Friday, November 14th – Confessions of a Real Librarian
Wednesday, November 19th – Bookfoolery and Babble
Friday, November 21st – Literarily
Monday, November 24th – Ready When You Are, C.B.
Tuesday, November 25th – In the Shadow of Mount TBR
Wednesday, November 26th – TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog
Friday, November 28th – A High and Hidden Place
Monday, December 1st – wig-wags
Monday, December 8th – Civil War Literature