Terrible Swift Sword : Long Road to the Sultana: A Novel
'Gone With the Wind' meets 'Titanic'! They survived Civil War killing fields, prison, starvation, even a train wreck - all true. But these reluctant soldiers and courageous women could not stop the hand of fate - the terrible swift sword - that awaited them. Their long road led relentlessly to the flaming decks of the steamboat Sultana, the Civil War disaster that no one remembers. Yet even in tragedy, they found renewed life. Love, compassion, greed, redemption, and above all, hope - 'Terrible Swift Sword: Long Road to the Sultana' has them all. If you don't know the story of the Sultana or if you've ever suffered adversity in life, this is the book for you. These are characters you won't be able to forget - not after you've shared their long road to the Sultana. Recommended for general audiences as well as readers interested in American history, the Civil War, historical fiction, the Sultana disaster, women's history, adventure, inspiration.
- Paperback | 348 pages
- 152 x 229 x 19mm | 476g
- 26 Feb 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Dr Nancy Hendricks
Dr. Nancy Hendricks is an award-winning author whose books include 'Senator Hattie Caraway: An Arkansas Legacy, ' published by The History Press, and 'America's First Ladies: The Remarkable Women of the White House, ' published by ABC-CLIO. Her play, 'Miz Caraway and the Kingfish, ' portrays the colorful story of the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas. Its New Orleans production was held over for an extended run and nominated by the American Critics Association for "Best Play Produced Outside New York." In her signature role as Caraway, she can be seen in the documentary 'Hattie Caraway: The Silent Woman.' Hendricks performs nationwide in her one-person program, 'Hattie to Hillary: Women in Politics.' Professional productions of her plays include 'Second to None' and 'Boy Hero: The Story of David O. Dodd.' She is also author of the children's books, 'Hello Howl' and 'Howl's Journey.' She has been a newspaper and magazine columnist, and is a major contributing author for 'Encyclopedia of Arkansas.' Her writing can also been seen in 'American Historic Sites and Landmarks;' 'Women in American History;' 'Disasters and Tragic Events: Catastrophes in American History, ' and 'Music Around the World, ' all published by ABC-CLIO. 'To Can the Kaiser: Arkansas and the Great War, ' and 'Too Much or Too Little: An Encyclopedia of Arkansas Women' are published by the Butler Center Press. Hendricks is a founding member of the National Women's History Museum in Washington D.C. She also belongs to the Southern Association of Women Historians, and the Queen Elizabeth I Society. She is the recipient of a Pryor Award for Arkansas Women's History, Arkansas Governor's Arts Award, and White House Millennium Award for her writing.