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A Secessionist Christmas Carol

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A Southern twist on Charles Dickens' classic ghost story, "A Secessionist Christmas Carol" transports the reader back to the momentous Christmas Eve of 1860. Set in Columbia, South Carolina, fire-eating secessionist orator Eleazor Smitherman is visited by three spirits that warn of impending ruin if the Palmetto State leads other cotton-producing sovereigns down a path to ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by Mirror Publishing
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Valorie Cooper
Oct 08, 2014 Valorie Cooper rated it it was amazing
Author and Civil War historian Greg Starnes happened upon the fact that South Carolina seceded from the United States on Christmas Eve, 1860—the very day Alabama selected delegates to make a determination on the same topic. In the course of the American Civil War, 620,000 soldiers and at least 50,000 Southern civilians perished.

Starnes wondered, “What if the war had not been fought at all?” The timing of South Carolina’s fateful decision made the literature lover think of Dickens’ A Christmas Ca
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Oct 14, 2014 Greg Starnes rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Greg is a novelist, journalist and Civil War historian. His first book is the family-friendly collection of ghost stories set in DeKalb County, Ala., titled "Hollers From The Hollows". His second work is the Civil War twist on the Charles Dickens classic ghost story titled "A Secessionist Christmas Carol". Combining history with haunts, Starnes has been reviewed as "making learning history fun". ...more
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