The Major's Letter

The Major's Letter

by Robert Ladd

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The Major's Letter by Robert Ladd

THE MAJOR’S LETTER is a fictional account of the last week in the life of Union Major Sullivan Ballou, featuring the famous letter he wrote to his wife Sarah shortly before his death at the Battle of Bull Run. Made famous by the PBS Documentary “The Civil War,” Ballou’s letter has been called one of the most eloquent statements of love and devotion found in 19th century literature.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044224049
Publisher: Robert Ladd
Publication date: 12/30/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 447,701
File size: 104 KB

About the Author

I live in Kansas City with my wife Molly and three children. I'm a Christian by religion,a Methodist by denomination and a Seeker by nature.

I wrote the trilogy "Rachel's Confession" in response to a question my eight-year-old daughter asked at my father's funeral. Dad had just died after a long battle with cancer, and my daughter wanted to know "What kind of God would allow that kind of suffering?"

At the time I had no answer, so I went in search of one. In the process, I rediscovered my faith, and came to understand God in a way I had not known before. As a result of my search, I wrote the trilogy.

Part 1 is "The Confession." Part 2 is "The Journey" and Part 3 "The Promise" will be available in the spring of 2013.

The Reverend Molly Simpson of Church of the Resurrection (the largest Methodist Church in the United States" had this to say: "If you have ever wrestled with the question 'Where was God when?' then allow Rachel's story to take your imagination on a journey towards healing"

I've also written a Christian-based thriller entitled "The Shroud of Mar-Saba."

I hope your like what you read. Please, send me your comments! I love feedback!

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The Major's Letter 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book. It is about 34 pages. I really liked this book. Thanks for the good read. J..... :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting begining. I cannot wait to read the novel. Two small problems. On page 18 Sullivan is talking to Sarah and says "No, we're not head to war." He should say "headed". Also, when Sullivan and the children sing "Happy Birthday" to Sara the song was not written until 1893 and since the Civil War started in 1861 it was kind of impossible. I do not mean to be picky, but since you asked for reader reviewsto help make this into a book, and I enjoyed very much what I have so far read, I thought I would share the two problems I did have with it. Good Luck!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read, but sad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful output.i was amazed at how good it really was. What i loved most is that it is typically based on a true story. I think the Author has done a great job in his work and should procced in making this a novel. It wasn't at all what i thought it would be, it turned yo be someething much much better. I enjoyed this very much and highly reccomend it. ^_^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt like it was building up then left me hanging. What a disappointment.
Hardegree More than 1 year ago
too short, seemed more like an excerpt.