The Trumpets of Jericho:: A Romantic Novel About Bands and Musicians in the American Civil War

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Author House, Feb 7, 2005 - Humor - 336 pages

In the midst of the American Civil War, Rita Goldstein, a beautiful, young cornetist, is abandoned in Cairo, Illinois by her faithless fianc Butch Lassiter, but she is a fierce and determined young woman who is not easily rejected and not easily discouraged. She sets out at once to bring him back and follows The Army of the Cumberland across Tennessee to find him. She is pursued by her heart-broken father, Ira, who wants to bring her home again. On their separate journeys, Ira and Rita are caught up in the hatred and destructiveness of two huge armies, one from the North and one from the South. However, both Ira and Rita find consolation in the power of music.

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About the author (2005)

With a B.A. from Middlebury College and a Ph.d. from Rutgers University, Victor Thompson has spent his entire career fighting for high levels of literacy in college English classrooms. The battle began many years ago at the University of Cincinnati and continues today at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. Dr. Thompson published a book, Eudora Welty: A Reference Guide and several scholarly articles and book reviews, but his greatest delight is in telling stories. He won an award for his humor column in high school and has been an enthusiastic teller of stories for generations of children, including his own. His stories derive from a life-time of reading the classics of world literature.

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