The Letter Writer: A Reporter's Civil War Journey

The Letter Writer: A Reporter's Civil War Journey

by James Welsh

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The Letter Writer: A Reporter's Civil War Journey by James Welsh

Growing up in 1850s Alabama, Cooper Waterman longed to become a man of letters - a lofty dream for a handicapped lad who was poor and fatherless, and left school at 13 to become a shoeshine boy. But with his imagination, a notebook and a stub of a pencil, he rose to become a newspaper reporter, eventually going off to serve as a Civil War correspondent. Covering an epic American struggle, Cooper survives the siege of Vicksburg and rides through bloody cavalry battles with the formidable General Nathan Bedford Forrest, taking time along the way to write letters to home for hundreds of wounded or illiterate soldiers. Compelling, ringing with authenticity and told through the eyes of a southern journalist, The Letter Writer is a Civil War story remarkably different than any you may have ever read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494849931
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/13/2014
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

James Welsh was born in Mobile, Alabama and grew up along the Gulf Coast. His career as a working journalist spanned more than 30 years and included positions as a reporter, editor and columnist for daily newspapers in Florida, Texas, California, Louisiana and Mississippi. He spent his longest tenure with The Times Picayune of New Orleans and now devotes his time to writing fiction.

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