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Blue Hurricane (Civil War #2)

3.27  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
When Brother Fought Brother...

From the granite cliffs of New England to the lust Mississippi delta, Americans shouldered their muskets and marched off to war. And Matt Hovey of Maine was no exception. He had sworn he would not fight, resolved not to soil his hands with his brother's blood, but even Matt Hovey could not withstand the tide of the times.

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Mass Market Paperback, 338 pages
Published August 1976 by Berkley (first published 1954)
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Aug 15, 2012 Jim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think the first adult novel I ever read was a paperback copy of Manila Galleon by F. van Wyck Mason almost 50 years ago. It definitely was not a boy's adventure story. And, I've been a fan of his ever since. Unfortunately his books are hard to find and I'm always looking at yard sales, flea markets, etc. Blue Hurricane concerns the River War in the West during the Civil War in 1862. Matt Hovey is living a simple life in Dexter, Maine until his mother dies and he discovers the secret of his bir ...more
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Feb 16, 2012 Lou Bradshaw rated it liked it
I’ll give Blue Hurricane, by F. van Wyck Mason, written in 1953, 3 stars. It is a poorly written story worthy of only 2 stars, but the historical value to a Civil War buff is worthy of 4 stars. The story relies heavily on coincidences and chance meetings of 6 individuals, all from the same location at a location more than a thousand miles away. Irrational choices made by the lead character also take away from the story. However, the historical information especially in the western rivers and cit ...more
James Valentine
a favorite from childhood days, have several of Wyck Masons books (Y)
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aka Geoffrey Coffin, Frank W. Mason, Ward Weaver

Francis Van Wyck Mason (November 11, 1901 – August 28, 1978, Bermuda) was an American historian and novelist. He had a long and prolific career as a writer spanning 50 years and including 65 published novels.
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