The Man Who Stole Himself: A Novel of the Civil War

The Man Who Stole Himself: A Novel of the Civil War

by Thomas Thibeault

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The Man Who Stole Himself: A Novel of the Civil War by Thomas Thibeault

A slave steals a gunboat and escapes with his entire family.

Robert Smalls boarded the Confederate gunboat Planter and steamed her under the guns of Fort Sumter to the blockading Union Navy and to freedom. Robert was a slave and he surrendered to Admiral Francis Du Pont, one of the wealthiest men in the country. Robert and Du Pont created a friendship of equality that destroyed the barriers of race, wealth, and class.

When he escaped with the Planter, Robert became The Man Who Stole Himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983661832
Publisher: Ridgetop Press
Publication date: 04/17/2014
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Born in Canada, raised in Ireland, Thomas Thibeault now lives in the United States with his wife, Anna, and their fifteen cats. He has retired from a thirty-year teaching career, which has taken him to Russia, England, the Middle East, and the Far East. Those travels also involved working as a deck hand, soldier, truck driver in Africa, art model in Ireland, train brakeman in Canada, and a tour guide at the Pyramids. Thomas brings a wealth of experience to writing which expresses our primal experiences.

Half a century of wide reading, wider traveling, and concentrated thinking have provoked Thomas into writing.

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