When an ambitious young journalist is sent to interview a hundred-year-old ex-slave, he discovers the amazing story of the life of Samuel Timmons.
At first, Jonathan Newcastle isn't happy with the assignment. He'd rather cover the war brewing in Europe, or the World's Fair on the horizon, not be sent to the backwoods of rural Appalachia to track down Samuel. Jonathan expects to write a fluffy human-interest profile about a man celebrating his hundredth year, but instead he encounters a sharp centenarian who isn't afraid to speak his mind. After living through the Civil War and finding his freedom with the Cherokee people, Samuel has developed an inherent interest in others. He sees something special in Jonathan and encourages the journalist to explore the world beyond his comfort zone.
As Jonathan begins to bond with the old man, Samuel opens his eyes to a new way of looking at things. The two argue about slavery, racism, civil rights, war, and other pressing social issues. Samuel's points about peace and purpose combine his own insight with Cherokee wisdom. As the conversations continue, Jonathan realizes that this old man's story could be the most important one he's ever reported.
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About the Author
Jeff Morgan grew up at the edge of the Appalachian Mountains in eastern Tennessee. He was always interested in the cultural history of the region and collected the stories of his family, neighbors, and community.
Morgan studied at the University of Tennessee and the Samford University School of Pharmacy. He spent thirty-seven years as a pharmacist but always knew that his true passion was writing.
Morgan explored his own genealogy with his first book, The Morgan Family History, before turning his attention to fiction writing. He has written several other works. Samuel is his latest.