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James Rada, Jr. is the author of seven novels, a non-fiction book and a non-fiction collection. These include the historical novels Canawlers, October Mourning, Between Rail and River and The Rain Man. His other novels are Logan’s Fire, Beast and My Little Angel. His non-fiction books are Battlefield Angels: The Daughters of Charity Work as Civil War Nurses and Looking Back: True Stories of Mountain Maryland.
He lives in Gettysburg, Pa., where he works as a freelance writer. Jim has received numerous awards from the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association, Associated Press, Maryland State Teachers Association and Community Newspapers Holdings, Inc. for his newspaper writing.
If you would like to be kept up to date on new books being published by James or ask him questions, he can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.
To see James’ other books, go to jamesrada.com.
on July 23, 2012 :
This novelette portrays a very amusing and charming situation, when young Tony Fitzgerald makes a bet using someone else's boat, with slim chances of winning. Set as mini-sequel to "Canawler," it takes place ten years after the Civil War and describes how the character's lives changed in that period. The main focus of the story is on the youthful folly of Tony Fitzgerald, and the eternal rivalry between the "Canawlers" and "Railroaders" along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Tony races the family canal boat against a freight train, and it has quite a surprise ending. This book is very readable, amusing, suspenseful, and often funny. You will especially enjoy it after reading the novel, "Canawlers."
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)