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The Resource The Blood of Heaven, Kent Wascom

The Blood of Heaven, Kent Wascom

Label
The Blood of Heaven
Title
The Blood of Heaven
Statement of responsibility
Kent Wascom
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's 1799. Preacher's son Angel Woolsack flees the life of his itinerant father, falls in with a charismatic highwayman, and settles with his adopted brothers on West Florida's rough frontier. Angel's story moves from the bordellos of Natchez to the Mississippi River plantations where the brutal system of slave labor is creating fantastic wealth along with terrible suffering, and finally to the back rooms of New Orleans among schemers, dreamers, and would-be revolutionaries plotting to break away from the young United States and create a new country under the leadership of the renegade founding father Aaron Burr
Member of
Summary
The son of an itinerant preacher, Angel Woolsack is just a boy in 1799 when his father embarks on a mission to save the sinners of the Louisiana Territory. Under the influence of his adoptive brother, Samuel Kemper, Angel commits murder and flees to Natchez, Mississippi, where the two bible-brandishing bandits rob merchants while spreading the gospel. A fateful encounter with a young prostitute, Red Kate, changes the trajectory of Angel's life -- though not necessarily for the better. All end up in lawless West Florida, embroiled in events that will change history. Bleak, violent, and richly detailed, The Blood of Heaven is a sprawling story of life on the American frontier. - Description by Gillian Speace
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10181710
Cataloging source
DLC
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1986-
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Wascom, Kent
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press Large Print Basic
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  • Burr, Aaron
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • State succession
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
The Blood of Heaven, Kent Wascom
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Thorndike Press large print basic."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn853618623
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
641 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410462961
Lccn
2013026030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)853618623
Label
The Blood of Heaven, Kent Wascom
Publication
Note
"Thorndike Press large print basic."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn853618623
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
641 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410462961
Lccn
2013026030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)853618623

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