Blackbird Rising: A Novel of the American Spirit by Gary Earl Ross
Approx. 81,520 words.
Published on October 24, 2011 by
Full Court Press.
At the dawn of the 20th Century, the first city lit by electricity-Buffalo, New York-hosts a dazzling World's Fair. Unknown to organizers, the bold grandsons of a runaway slave plan to conquer the sky during a fateful presidential visit. They intend to show the world that nothing is more powerful than mankind's oldest dreams-flight and freedom.