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Redfish Oak

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  13 reviews
A White girl, a Negro boy, and a young Indian warrior make a dangerous pact.

Ten years after the Civil War, race-based fear and hatred threaten lives in the once-idyllic resort of St. Augustine, Florida. When a train arrives carrying renegade Plains Indians ordered to Ft. Marion for imprisonment, the community erupts. From this combustible mix emerge three unlikely allies
Kindle Edition, 355 pages
Published November 3rd 2017 by WC Publishing
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Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
George Putnam invents a novel that depicts the attitudes of various races of people ten years after the Civil War. Redfish Oak shows how after the Yankees won the war much of the bitterness, mistrust, and prejudice behavior still surrounded the southern people. It is hard to get over loss of loved ones, your livelihood, and status in the community. The black people are trying to move ahead, just like some tells them they should, while others are still trying to put them in a place of shame.
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Payal Sinha
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book is very interesting and filled with many heroes and villains. Nan is the main protagonist who is a White urban female living in the resort town of Florida. She is the only daughter of an activist and brought up to respect human rights. However, in a few short months, she sees a lot of transformation in her town, with her best friend murdered, rising racial tensions, and the advent of a group of Red Indians who had supposedly tortured a White Family. During this time she meets her future ...more
Orla Putnam
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I couldn't put it down. It had hints of To Kill a Mockingbird and A Handmaid's Tale, and really had me reflecting on society in and out of the book and wondering if things could ever get conceivably better. While it felt familiar in terms of other areas of literature, the story was its own and I truly did not know what the outcome would be. It was a thought-compelling thriller and I highly recommend it.
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
‘…before behavior towards other can change, attitudes must change’

Los Angeles author George Putnam began his artistic career in music – piano and composition – with degrees from Sal State University, San Bernardino and UC Riverside and taught piano at University of Redlands. Now in Los Angeles George has turned to writing, both for films, television and novels both of his own and now in collaboration with attorney/author Jewel Grutman he joins the ranks of epic historical fiction writers with RE
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Would you fight for what you believe is right?

This captivating book entitled, "Redfish Oak" by George Putnam tells a story of historical fiction set in St. Augustine, Florida in the year of 1875.

Historical figures from the past leap off the pages to tell the story of the struggles faced by those living during the time of the post Civil War era, a time of reconstruction and reorganization of the southern Confederate states into the Union. A reminder of those who have fought for what is right for
Lachelle René ~Reading: It does the body good!~
Wow, a truly moving piece of work. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I am TRULY grateful for reading this. In my reviews I like to say how I felt while reading. This book had me feeling a little bit of everything. Joy, fear, anticipation, anger, heart fluttering romance and anger again. I said out loud, noooooooo and woohooo and awwwe and so many other exclamations on many occasions. I loved this book. At the end I screamed, in my cubicle at work, GOOOO LIJE!!!!! I really did.

This book made me
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“An amazing definition of how a good story should go”

First of all, it is set around the era of the civil with all its ups and downs. This era serves as a kind of mirror for the past as well as a good breeding ground for a lot of emotional refreshment. This book certainly gave me something to always reminiscence over and over.
There are a lot of issues raised in this novel that still back bites our society till date and a large majority still live with it as if though it is okay. Biased judgment
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Redfish Oak by George Putnam is a great historical fiction novel, one which encapsulates the tension in the South ten years after the Civil War. You can tell that the history was extensively researched, and that is so important in a novel of this kind. Taking place in 1875 in St. Augustine, FL, a group of Indians from Oklahoma are brought to the city, namely the Spanish fort, in order to assimilate into white society. If that isn't bad enough, they are thrown into a myriad of emotions, political ...more
Shanell Meek
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An amazing historical novel that has a little bit of everything.

This story is set around the civil war. This book has everything happiness, anger, a little suspense, romance, well researched history, politics and a solid story line that will keep you turning pages well into the night. I don’t generally get into historical novels. But I was pleasantly surprised by this read. It manages to address issues that are still running deep in the US today. The characters are so well written, you feel lik
Apr 30, 2019 rated it liked it
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"A White girl, a Negro boy, and a young Indian warrior make a dangerous pact."
Redfish Oak
by George Putnam

The first sentence from the summary of this post-Civil War era novel, which encompasses topics from racism to romance to history, could not be more broad and yet it truly is a sincere abbreviation for this work of fiction - you almost cannot imagine where this might lead. George Putnam has written characters that feel as real to me as my own neighbors for the level of validity they have bee
Julius Blitzy
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
The book “Redfish Oak” is must read, especially for young people who need to know what happened in history to prevent this in the future. I believe that Civil Wars are the worst, since people living together take part in the war. This book described the events that occurred in the 19th century, after the Civil War, when a group of people was brought in for cultural enrichment. People didn’t want to teach black people, society was unfair to them, it was a time of the abolition of slavery. Here we ...more
Jimmy Jefferson
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A historical fiction with real life issues

Redfish oak is a historical fiction about the south after the war and the unrest and palpable tension between the citizens. This story focus is on nan, like, and boy hunting. Follow the journey of these fictional characters through in volitale atmosphere of this time in history. The characters are well developed and relatable to this time in history. The events in the story focus on what this time in the past was and how difficult it was with race relati
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Historical Fiction – Educational and Motivational!
An historical fiction, well written with elements of historical figures, post civil war events, human feelings – anger, love, help, circumstances and reactions, society, racism, a bit of suspense and along with that a strong message of doing the right thing, regardless of price to be paid. The setting is post civil war when there are tensions in society and fear, in Florida and someone needs to rise up against the violence to help and maintain pe
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