A rich and vivid portrait of post-Revolution life in the South on the scale of Gone With the Wind – only this story is true. Ruth Doumlele has cleverly woven the many lives of the famous and infamous of that time into one seamless narrative. While the Randolphs hold center stage, their exploits bring them together with those influential people who determined our nation’s legacy.
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About the Author
Ruth Doumlele lives in Powhatan County, Virginia, a few miles from the Randolph family plantations described in her book. She is a member of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and her ancestors fought in the same battles as the Randolphs
She holds a bachelor's degree from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia and a master's degree from the University of Richmond. Ruth writes local and regional history and is a docent at Virginia's circa 1813 Executive Mansion where Thomas Mann Randolph lived as governor, 1819-1822.