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Up From Thunder

Susan K. Salzer

For 16-year-old Hattie Rood, Mr. Lincoln's War has brought nothing but death and hardship. She has lost one brother to a Yankee sharpshooter, another is away fighting with the Confederate army, and her aging father is barely able to keep the family tobacco farm going. One hot August night in 1864, Hattie's life takes another dramatic turn when rebel bushwhackers bring a wounded Jesse James to the Rood farmhouse, to recover or die. During the next four weeks, as she nurses 17-year-old Jesse back to health, Hattie learns about herself, the lawlessness of war, and— most importantly— the character of the wounded boy she comes to love. Based on actual events, Up From Thunder explores the uniquely savage Civil War in Missouri —a conflict that pitted guerillas led by men like "Bloody Bill" Anderson and William Quantrill against Jayhawkers and often unscrupulous Federal forces. It also examines the ways in which these desperate events and personalities shaped the lives of young Missourians like Hattie Rood, caught in the crossfire.

For 16-year-old Hattie Rood, Mr. Lincoln's War has brought nothing but death and hardship. She has lost one brother to a Yankee sharpshooter, another is away fighting with the Confederate army, and her aging father is barely able to keep the family tobacco farm going. One hot August night in 1864, Hattie's life takes another dramatic turn when rebel bushwhackers bring a wounded Jesse James to the Rood farmhouse, to recover or die. During the next four weeks, as she nurses 17-year-old Jesse back to health, Hattie learns about herself, the lawlessness of war, and— most importantly— the character of the wounded boy she comes to love. Based on actual events, Up From Thunder explores the uniquely savage Civil War in Missouri —a conflict that pitted guerillas led by men like "Bloody Bill" Anderson and William Quantrill against Jayhawkers and often unscrupulous Federal forces. It also examines the ways in which these desperate events and personalities shaped the lives of young Missourians like Hattie Rood, caught in the crossfire.
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Genres:

Romance

Description:

For 16-year-old Hattie Rood, Mr. Lincoln's War has brought nothing but death and hardship. She has lost one brother to a Yankee sharpshooter, another is away fighting with the Confederate army, and her aging father is barely able to keep the family tobacco farm going. One hot August night in 1864, Hattie's life takes another dramatic turn when rebel bushwhackers bring a wounded Jesse James to the Rood farmhouse, to recover or die. During the next four weeks, as she nurses 17-year-old Jesse back to health, Hattie learns about herself, the lawlessness of war, and— most importantly— the character of the wounded boy she comes to love. Based on actual events, Up From Thunder explores the uniquely savage Civil War in Missouri —a conflict that pitted guerillas led by men like "Bloody Bill" Anderson and William Quantrill against Jayhawkers and often unscrupulous Federal forces. It also examines the ways in which these desperate events and personalities shaped the lives of young Missourians like Hattie Rood, caught in the crossfire.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Laurie Klein

Length:

6h 6m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

50:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

35:11