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White Doves at Morning

James Lee Burke

In a startling departure, James Lee Burke has written an epic story of love, hate and survival set against the tumultuous background of the Civil War and Reconstruction. At the center of the tale are James lee Burke's own ancestrors, Robert Perry, who comes from the slave-owning family of wealth and privliege, and Willy Burke, born of Irish immigrants, a poor boy who is as irreverent as he is brave and decent. Despite personal and political conflicts, both men join the Confederate Army, determined not to back down in their commitment to their moral belirfs, to their friends, and to the abolitionist woman with whom both are infatuated. Willie's friend, Flower Jamison, a beautiful young black slave is owned by -- and fathered by, although he will not admit it -- Ira Jamison. Owner of Angola Plantation, Ira Jamison returns after the war and transforms his plantation into a penal colony which houses prisoners he rents out as laborers to replace the emancipated slaves. Against all local laws and customs, Willie teaches Flower how to read and write. She receives the help and protection of Abigail Dowling, the Massachusetts abolitionist who has attracted both Willie and Robert Perry's attention. These love affairs are fraught with danger and compromised by the great and grim events of the Civil War and its aftermatch. With unforgettable battle scenes at Shiloh and in the Shenandoah Valley, White Doves at Morning is an epic masterpiece of historical fiction.

In a startling departure, James Lee Burke has written an epic story of love, hate and survival set against the tumultuous background of the Civil War and Reconstruction. At the center of the tale are James lee Burke's own ancestrors, Robert Perry, who comes from the slave-owning family of wealth and privliege, and Willy Burke, born of Irish immigrants, a poor boy who is as irreverent as he is brave and decent. Despite personal and political conflicts, both men join the Confederate Army, determined not to back down in their commitment to their moral belirfs, to their friends, and to the abolitionist woman with whom both are infatuated. Willie's friend, Flower Jamison, a beautiful young black slave is owned by -- and fathered by, although he will not admit it -- Ira Jamison. Owner of Angola Plantation, Ira Jamison returns after the war and transforms his plantation into a penal colony which houses prisoners he rents out as laborers to replace the emancipated slaves. Against all local laws and customs, Willie teaches Flower how to read and write. She receives the help and protection of Abigail Dowling, the Massachusetts abolitionist who has attracted both Willie and Robert Perry's attention. These love affairs are fraught with danger and compromised by the great and grim events of the Civil War and its aftermatch. With unforgettable battle scenes at Shiloh and in the Shenandoah Valley, White Doves at Morning is an epic masterpiece of historical fiction.
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In a startling departure, James Lee Burke has written an epic story of love, hate and survival set against the tumultuous background of the Civil War and Reconstruction. At the center of the tale are James lee Burke's own ancestrors, Robert Perry, who comes from the slave-owning family of wealth and privliege, and Willy Burke, born of Irish immigrants, a poor boy who is as irreverent as he is brave and decent. Despite personal and political conflicts, both men join the Confederate Army, determined not to back down in their commitment to their moral belirfs, to their friends, and to the abolitionist woman with whom both are infatuated. Willie's friend, Flower Jamison, a beautiful young black slave is owned by -- and fathered by, although he will not admit it -- Ira Jamison. Owner of Angola Plantation, Ira Jamison returns after the war and transforms his plantation into a penal colony which houses prisoners he rents out as laborers to replace the emancipated slaves. Against all local laws and customs, Willie teaches Flower how to read and write. She receives the help and protection of Abigail Dowling, the Massachusetts abolitionist who has attracted both Willie and Robert Perry's attention. These love affairs are fraught with danger and compromised by the great and grim events of the Civil War and its aftermatch. With unforgettable battle scenes at Shiloh and in the Shenandoah Valley, White Doves at Morning is an epic masterpiece of historical fiction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Will Patton

Length:

11h 17m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

23:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

29:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:50