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Horrors of History: Ocean of Fire: The Burning of Columbia, 1865

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Based on the actual fire that swept through Columbia, South Carolina, after the city surrendered to General Sherman’s Union troops, Ocean of Fire details life in the South at the end of the American Civil War. Supported by thorough research, narrative accounts of actual historical persons as well as fictionalized characters comprise the novel. Follow 17-year-old Emma, her ...more
ebook, 176 pages
Published February 11th 2014 by Charlesbridge (first published January 1st 2014)
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Ram Khatri
Aug 10, 2015 Ram Khatri rated it really liked it
Civil War Fictionalized

Ocean of Fire, a series from Horrors of History, by T. Neill Anderson, is a research fiction, based on the reality of American Civil War. It is 1865. The month is February when Columbian Emma LeConte, 17, her father Joseph, and other family members, including black slaves, become the bundle of nerves after knowing that Sherman’s army is approaching towards Columbia, attacking people and burning houses, hospitals, and offices. Emma’s father, uncle, and a group of slaves lea
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I have to admit...I just wanted to slap a couple of those women. I just wanted to yell at them STOP WHINING AND DO SOMETHING. But then I am called to mind of how God created us all differently and one of the whiners had already seen harsh things and hadn't recovered yet. I admired Emma, working hard to save her family, the black slaves for making choices about staying or leaving their people, it was a difficult time. I had ANGER at those drunken soldiers not giving a rip about the people of the ...more
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