Canebrake Men

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THE CANEBREAK MEN is a powerful saga from acclaimed frontier storyteller Cameron Judd. Capturing the vision, the hopes, the heartache and the triumphs of the men and women who fought to forge a new nation in the wilderness. Following the American War for Independence from the British Crown, a group of Tennessee settlers is on a mission to carve out a new state as well as a new society within the fledgling nation. But this vision of a new Eden is fraught with adversity, as the federal government tries to ...
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Overview

THE CANEBREAK MEN is a powerful saga from acclaimed frontier storyteller Cameron Judd. Capturing the vision, the hopes, the heartache and the triumphs of the men and women who fought to forge a new nation in the wilderness. Following the American War for Independence from the British Crown, a group of Tennessee settlers is on a mission to carve out a new state as well as a new society within the fledgling nation. But this vision of a new Eden is fraught with adversity, as the federal government tries to centralize the newly-united states and the Chickamauga Indians object to the settlers' incursions into their territory. In this untamed land, men and women test their strength and face an uncertain future.

The sweeping Tennessee trilogy comes to its exciting conclusion. Combining meticulous research and a rare storytelling gift, Judd brings to a close the dramatic and gripping tale of settlers carving out a new state which begun with The Overmountain Men and continued with The Border Men. Original.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The final installment in Judd's ( The Border Men ) trilogy about the late 18th-century American frontier is set in Franklin, the territory that eventually became the state of Tennessee. Fourteen-year-old Owen Killefer survives a nighttime ambush by sadistic Redcoat deserter Tom Turndale. Turndale has killed or wounded Killefer's relatives and taken his sister, Emaline, as his captive bride. The balance of the story traces Owen's coming of age during his quest to rescue Emaline from Turndale, who lives among the Chickamauga tribe. In an attempt to supply badly needed background information, Judd has his characters deliver proclamations about every imaginable topic to practically anyone who will listen, as if the American frontier were tamed almost exclusively by curiously verbose semiliterates of outstanding moral fiber--and by the women who loved them. Unfortunately, neither these expository speeches nor the gratuitious epilogue succeed in making sense of a muddled, disjointed storyline that is burdened with too many coincidences and too much tragedy. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581821543
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Series: Tennessee Frontier Trilogy Series
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,025,971
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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