Between Rail and River

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The story of the Fitzgerald Family continues in this second book of "The Canawlers" series. Having experienced the horrors of the Civil War as it reached the C&O Canal, the Fitzgeralds must now try of survive as the canal draws more attention from the North and the South. They are also faced with problem unrelated to the war but impacting each member of the family. More

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About James Rada, Jr

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

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About the Series: Canawlers
Follow the Fitzgerald family as they struggle to make a living on the C&O Canal during the Civil War. They must not only deal with the typical problems on the canal (weather and the railroad), but now they are facing problems caused by both the Union and Confederate governments. Hugh and Alice Fitzgerald own and run their canal boat with the help of their three children David, Elizabeth and Thomas. They are helped in their efforts by a young orphan named Thomas and a Confederate deserter named David Windover. The war will not only test their loyalties to each other but their family bonds.

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Review by: cdw1953 on May 1, 2018 :
If you've ever wondered what life was like for the civilians near the Mason-Dixon Line during the War of Northern Aggression you probably will like this book and the series.Start with the first book "The Canawlers" then you will be anxious to find out how your new found family friends are venturing.This book is the second of the series and does not disappoint.Mr. Rada is a pretty good storyteller and these books are well worth your time as the family's life on the Canal during the war continues to unfold.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
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