New Review: The Journal of Southern History reviews PURE HEART
"Above all, Pure Heart is a story rightfully restored to history about character, integrity, faith, forgiveness, atonement, and the passions of the human heart in a world turned upside down."
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Nov. 14, 2018 - Speaking & Signing, Civil War Round Table of the Merrimack in Salisbury, MA
May 9, 2019 - Speaking & Signing, Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table in Brunswick, Me
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PURE HEART is the true story of a father and son overlooked in history but lauded in their day as heroes of America's Civil War. Their patriotism and principled civility amid zealous partisanship, racial bigotry, and fiery crusading are lessons for our own time. In the faithful hearts of that father and his soldier son, we too—like Philadelphians scourged by civil war—might rediscover the "better angels of our nature" that Lincoln sought to summon in the mid-19th-century crisis of American democracy.
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Praise for PURE HEART
“an unknown and riveting story of the Civil War”
- John Stauffer, author of The Black Hearts of Men, GIANTS, and Picturing Frederick Douglass
“a ground-level history told by a master biographer”
- Ronald C. White Jr., author of AMERICAN ULYSSES: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant and A. Lincoln: A Biography
“The book is a treasure.”
- Mark A. Noll, author of The Civil War as a Theological Crisis
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