Paperback, 362 pagesResource Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers
Official publication date: October 2013
Dramatic historical novel about Confederate physician turned soldier during the Civil War
He chose to defend the Confederacy, served in the horse artillery and fought in many battles under the command of J.E.B. Stuart. He was wounded and survived the end of the war. General Robert E. Lee said, “With an army of Breatheds, I could have conquered the world,” and that “Breathed was the hardest artillery fighter the war produced.” Professor Bridges accurately incorporates the detail of the battles, weapons, culture, clothes, the food, and the even the furniture of the Civil War period. The battles, locations and dates are all historically correct.
The characters are based on real people, including one Mollie Macgill, a woman romantically involved with Dr. Breathed. She becomes a daring spy for the South. The story captures and depicts the impact of the war experience on the religious beliefs, values, ethics and love of family that were the bedrock principles of the Southern culture.
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About Author:David P. Bridges is a historian and works as an Adjunct Professor of Writing at the University of Richmond, Virginia, and has served 25 years as a Presbyterian minister. Bridges' area of expertise is 1850-1950 American history.
His first non-fictional historical book, “The Best Coal Company in All Chicago” (2003), is about the Best family, coal industrialists and philanthropists who historically impacted Chicago's history. His second book, “The Bridges of Washington County” (2003), chronicles the Bridges family in Western Maryland.
It shows how industry, politics and conservation worked together to preserve the Woodmont Rod and Gun Club, Hancock, Maryland. Bridges' third book, “Fighting with Jeb Stuart: Major James Breathed and the Confederate Horse Artillery” (2006), chronicles the life and Civil War trials and tribulations of Major James Breathed, Stuart Horse Artillery, C.S.A. The Broken Circle is his fourth book. He is presently working on a new novel titled "War, Love & Redemption -- A Novel of The War for Southern Independence".
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