Val L. McGee
Val L. McGee (1920-2015) was a past president of the Alabama Historical Association and the Friends of the Alabama Archives. His books include Claybank Memories: A History of Dale County, Alabama; The Origins of Fort Rucker; and A Cross Above: A History of the First United Methodist Church of Ozark, Alabama. He served as an infantry officer at Camp Rucker, Alabama, and in Europe during World War II. An attorney by profession, he was an Alabama trial judge from 1981 to 1993.
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Selma: A Novel of the Civil War
by Val L. McGee
Selma: A Novel of the Civil War is a sweeping epic of the War Between the States as it affected one town: aristocratic Selma, queen of Alabama’s Black Belt region. Burt, a slave, is accused of killing his master. At Burt’s trial, attorney Sam McLester defends Burt with an innovative legal strategy linking Selma’s tragic past to a future of hope.
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