On the Wings of the Wind

by Frank Pancake



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/6/2011

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 362
ISBN : 9781449707309
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 362
ISBN : 9781449707286
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 362
ISBN : 9781449707293

About the Book

Experience America before & during the early Civil War engagements. Real and fictional people react to war, its circumstances, tragedy and love through the best and worst of times. In the end, love prevails. This novel is about our nation, during perhaps its most critical time in history. Our nation’s leaders were at odds — northern leaders and southern leaders failed to reconcile their differences over slavery and other issues. Young Robbie Holcomb, reared in abolitionist traditions, ventures south to further his education. He finds friendships and love as well as minor hatred and bigotry. Even so, he finds more good than bad in his southern life experience. Subsequently, when civil war comes, Robbie finds himself in the Confederate army. The story is entertwined between fact and fiction.

About the Author

I was born and reared in West Virginia. After graduationg from Keyser High School, I worked in and around the coal fields until 1950, when Uncle Sam came calling during the Korean War. I served with the 28th Infantry Division during my training. Afterwards, I was sent to Korea where I served with the 25th Infantry Division. I was wounded in combat and spent the next eleven months and twenty-three days in various Army hospitals. I was honorably discharged from the Army in August 1952 at which time I enrolled at Potomac State College in Keyser, WV. Two years later, I transferred to West Virginia University at Morgantown and graduated in Jan. 1956. I spent the next thirty-one years with the Internal Revenue Service, retired, then worked for Hantzmon Wiebel LLC in their tax department for the next fifteen years. Afterwards, I wrote this novel, On The Wings of the Wind. I am now retired and spend my retirement years with my wife Bobby of fifty years, our son, Frank Cody Pancake III, his wife, Sherri and our granchildren, Frank Cody IV, Cole David and Cassidy Ruth. I do considerable reading and dabble in writing.