Olustee: America's Unfinished Civil War Battle
By Greg Ahlgren
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When Tampa area journalist Jason Bauman is tasked to write an article about a Florida legislative hearing about the placement of Civil War memorials, as well as the battle whose proposed monument triggered the bill, he figures it’ll be his last easy fluff piece before he heads North to his new job as a political reporter. His one regret is leaving behind the woman he loves, who because of her family obligations can’t move with him. But what he discovers in the small North Florida town of Olustee will force him to re-examine not only his perception of America’s bloodiest conflict and its enduring cultural rift, but also his own life choices.
Praise for Olustee—
"An original novel with undertones of history and intrigue. . . . Tense as a tightrope, Olustee captivates the readers’ attention and does not let go until the last page. Highly recommended. —James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review
Praise for the Greg Ahlgren’s Fort Fisher:
War is typically viewed through a panoramic lens—maps of disputed territories, troop formations pitted against battle lines, the bloody engagements on which history turns. In Fort Fisher: The Battle for the Gibraltar of the South, Ahlgren relives this decisive naval battle of the U.S. Civil War through beleaguered civilians and soldiers on both sides of the conflict, people for whom the danger was daily and personal, their decisions casting shadows long into their future.
In the tradition of Stephen Crane and Gore Vidal, Ahlgren brings the reader in lockstep with the residents and vagrants of Wilmington, NC as the Union Navy chokes the only remaining port left to supply the tattered Confederacy. Everyone knows how this disaster ends. In Fort Fisher, Ahlgren shows us how it might have been lived.
– Helen Hanson, Bestselling author of the 3 LIES and The Masters CIA Thriller Series