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Before We Disappear release date May 1st '07
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Publisher:  American-Book Publisher ISBN-10:  1589824008 Type: 


Copyright:  Copyright(c) John H. Turner 2007 ISBN-13:  9781589824003

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Crossville Tennessee 1865- a town ravaged by the war between the States. It's a land of dashed hopes, where dreams of a once proud people have been ground into the dust by five years of costly bloodshed. Against the backdrop of the reconstruction, a young man arises determined to return peace and prosperity to his people. He is J.D. McHenry, a man who will risk everything to heal the war's turmoil, receiving aid from a savvy army captain to drive the wheels of progress toward his goal. The Mchenry family and their friends together keep the fires of human compassion lit in the name of good before J.D. and his kind disappear from the earth forever.

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"Jennifer, what I see in the after-math of this cruel war and what it has done to our people makes me sad enough to cry.' "I know Jay, so do I, so do I."

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Before We Disappear
"Before We Disappear,John H. Turner's fictional account of a slice of American history, is a delight from the first page to the last. The history is real, and the characters could easily be the ancestors of any one of us. this is classic Americana-from slaves, politicians,tycoons, and soldiers to native Americans. the story spans nearly 100 years, and at the end you would swear this was a true tale. It's a book you can't put down-and what will happen next is always a surprise. John's style is easy to read, a page-turner from beginning to it takes history from the abstract and turns it into something very real. I wish I had books like this to read when I was in my college history classes. I highly recommend this book."
Steven R. Cooper, Music Producer, Nashville, TN.

Before We Disappear
"Occasionally an author comes along who weaves stories so wonderful you want it to be unending-and this is one of them! Before We Disappear is guaranteed to leave you hungering for more. John Turner has outdone himself with this work of art!"
Dale S. Sims, an avid reader of good books.

Before We Disappear
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading the excerpts...It was like being on a horse ranch in the old days. Your words create a time that you can envision when things were simpler, and people were honest and hardworking. It's a time that we all long for. Thanks for thinking of me; you know that I enjoy reading a good book. And this one is even better than the first book!"
Sue Adams

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Reviewed by Shannon Evans 7/20/2007
Before We Disappear, the first book in the McHenry family saga is a sweet story about a family and their tie to the land. Set primarily in post-Civil War Tennessee, John Turner, Jr. weaves a lovely story about the life and times of J. D. McHenry and the people and land that he loves. A work of fiction appropriate for all ages, the characters come to life cleverly depicting the life and times of the people of Crossville, Tennessee. Centered in a land reeling from defeat and devastation, Turner leads us through this time of lost hope and shows us how the common people stood proud. His characters come to life bending their backs to the hard work that will return their homeland to a semblance of order and prosperity.
Little positive is written about the period after the Civil War called Reconstruction. The word itself brings with it connotations of carpet baggers, charlatans, and scalawags. Crooked government officials and scam artists were quick to pounce on the war ravaged communities of the Southern States. Popular literature and film has done much to concentrate on these dreadful characters of our past. It is refreshing to see a modern author concentrate on the good things that came out of such a dark period in our history.
The innocence of the characters, the simple dialogue, and the quickly moving story line hooks the reader from the beginning and keeps them reading to the last page. The characters bring to mind the strong, independent spirits found in books by Zane Grey or James Fenimore Cooper. Even the most reluctant reader will be caught up in the narrative. Destined for family libraries everywhere, this is a romping good, clean read.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 5/11/2007
John, your synopsis sounds wonderful. That was a period in history that will forever interest many American people because it was such a great turning point in the history of our country. It sounds like a great book.

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