Jacob's Ladder: A Story Of Virginia During The War by Donald McCaigJacob's Ladder: A Story Of Virginia During The War by Donald McCaig

Jacob's Ladder: A Story Of Virginia During The War

byDonald McCaig

Paperback | November 24, 2009

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Duncan Gatewood, seventeen and heir to Gatewood Plantation, falls in love with Maggie, a mulatto slave, who conceives a son, Jacob. Maggie and Jacob are sold south, and Duncan is packed off to the Virginia Military Institute—he will eventually fight for Robert E. Lee. Another Gatewood slave, Jesse—whose love for Maggie is unrequited—escapes to find her. Jesse finds his freedom and enlists in Mr. Lincoln’s army; in time he will confront his former masters.

In his award-winning novel of the interlocked lives of masters and slaves, Donald McCaig conjures a passionate and richly textured story in the heart of America’s greatest war.
Donald McCaig, the author of Jacob’s Ladder, Rhett Butler’s People and Canaan. He and his wife, Anne, work a sheep farm in the western mountains of Virginia.
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Title:Jacob's Ladder: A Story Of Virginia During The WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:November 24, 2009Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393337103

ISBN - 13:9780393337105

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A tale of courage, cowardice, death, life, growth, war, violence, redemption, and finally, love and compassion. . . . A gentle compelling story about such an ungentle time. — Washington Post

Captures the details of wartime Virginia with stunning force. — People