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ON THE ROAD TO GLORY, the fifth volume in the Western Quest Series, follows Aaron Lloyd Turner, his brothers David and Noah, and their brother-in-law, Pinckney Hawkins, through the greatest tragedy in American history, the Civil War. Aaron’s father had died when he was only a toddler. He was raised by his mother, Nancy, and his brothers and sister. As the drum beat of war sounded, Aaron’s brothers decided to enlist. Not to be left behind, Aaron lied about his age and enlisted as a big for his age twelve year old. Aaron thought he was departing for the adventure of a lifetime as they rode proudly out of Texas with the Fifteenth Regiment. He was captured at the fall of Fort Hindman, Arkansas and spent time in the notorious Camp Stephen Douglas. He fought at Chickamauga, where he killed his first man. He knew victories and defeats at Chattanooga, the Atlanta and Tennessee Campaigns. He fought under the great leaders of the war in the west, Braxton Bragg, Joseph Johnston, and John Bell Hood. He found that what had appeared to be the road to glory was the highway to hell. He struggles to survive and return home to Texas a world weary fifteen year old, a changed young man. STEPHEN L. TURNER was born a fifth generation Texan, sixth generation Arkansan, and eighth generation American. His youth was steeped in the history and culture of his heritage. A graduate of Texas Tech School of Medicine, he has worked as a pediatrician in rural Plainview, Texas since 1984. He is married with two married children. His other time is spent on their panhandle ranch, raising horses and hunting. His other novels in the Western Quest Series to date are OUT OF THE WILDERNESS, ON THE CAMINO REAL, UNDER TROUBLED SKIES, AND RIDE FOR THE LONE STAR, all available from Sunstone Press.
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