Civil War Novel Sees Conflict Through New Eyes
“A deftly crafted, inherently engaging, and entertainingly riveting Civil War novel. Scott's impressive flair for originality combined with an informative attention to historical detail, 'I Jonathan, A Charleston Tale of the Rebellion' is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition." -- Midwest Book Review
“Scott's novel offers a spellbinding glimpse into Civil War Charleston, reminding us that the war touched those far removed from the battlefield." -- Caroline E. Janney, University of Virginia John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War and author of Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation
Civil War Novel about a young stranger from Boston marooned in Charleston just as the Civil War begins. His relationships with working men and women, slaves, merchants, planters, spies, inventors, soldiers, sweethearts and musicians tell the story of a dynamic culture undergoing its greatest challenge.
Jonathan's adventures include the bombardment of Fort Sumter, the last great Charleston horse race, the Great Charleston Fire of 1861, the Battle of Secessionville, visits to the North Carolina mountain homes of wealthy Low Country planters, a run through the Federal Blockade, a visit to the raucous boomtowns of Nassau and Wilmington, battles of ironclads and monitors, the Battle of Battery Wagner (made famous in the movie ''Glory'') and an encounter with a Voo-Doo conjure man. His story documents the hopes and struggles of a young man making a new life in a strange land in a time of war and change.