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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (309 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donald McCaig Narrator: Ira Claffey Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With the vivid canvas of the Civil War as a backdrop, Donald McCaig conjures a passionate and richly textured story set in the heart of America's greatest and most devastating time. On Gatewood Plantation, both blacks and whites fulfill their unforgettable destinies. Duncan Gatewood, falls in love with Maggie, a mulatto slave, who gives birth to their son, Jacob. Duncan's irate father sells Maggie and Jacob and sends Duncan to the Virginia Military Institute. From the interlocked lives of masters and slaves, and a wealth of historical detail, Jacob's Ladder examines the loves, letters, and struggles of the characters, and leads to the nightmare of the lurid anguish of the battlefields. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erika | 2/1/2014

    " It was tough to get thru this entire book but I trudged through it to completion. For a lover of historical fiction, I found that having the background of this story (the civil war) to be rather boring and hard pill to swallow. I wanted the focus to be more on the characters who were pretty one-dimensional, and less on the gruesome details of the actual war. Afraid to read any of his other books at this point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Phil Grone | 1/25/2014

    " An extraordinary work exploring the nature of war, slavery, love, compassion, courage, and familial conflict during the Civil War from multiple points of view. Beautifully written, richly detailed. McCaig is well deserving of the awards this work has received. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ginbquik | 1/8/2014

    " How many other books actually mention Deerfield? Loved the local setting. Good story, well told. Nice explanation of at least 2 sides of civil war story. But, strange plot device made read choppier than it needed to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Denise | 12/20/2013

    " Virginia during the Civil War. Interesting read about a sad time. "

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