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Lightwood (Lightwood History Collection)

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LIGHTWOOD the novel appeared originally in 1939. Set in the piney woods of south Georgia just after the Civil War, it tells the story of a struggle between local land owners and Northern investors. The investors sought to harvest the "wooden treasures" of virgin pine forests. Over time, they used the power of money and the courts to wrest the title to the lands. A ...more
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published December 25th 2011 by MM John Welda BookHouse (first published 1939)
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Meleah
amazon book description: A rousing novel of the post-Civil War era widely praised when published in 1939.

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LIGHTWOOD conjures a vivid lost world in this “rebellion in the backlands” tale based on historical fact.

“LIGHTWOOD has the unimpeachable honesty, goodness, flatness, of a mouthful of cold, excellent corn bread.” Time magazine, October, 1939

“A superior novel of the South, exceedingly well-written…” New York Times, 1939

Author Brainard Cheney published LIGHTWOOD in 1939. He based t
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Lloyd Liggett
Apr 05, 2016 Lloyd Liggett rated it really liked it
This is an historical fiction novel, however it fairly accurately tells the real story of the "land war" that occurred in middle, south Georgia following the Civil War involving the conflicting interest between the long term "settlers" in the "pine barrens and the newly formed New York timber company who claimed ownership over most of the land between between the Ocmulgee and Oconee Rivers, thousands of acres of virgin pine forests. The names of the major "players: have been changed but the ...more
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