Arlington, TX, January 26, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Knowledge is the Pathway from Slavery to Freedom
About the book: Just before the Civil War, in the dark corners of the New Orleans waterfront, Billy Jefferson’s dreams are yanked from him before he’d barely walked off the ship from Scotland. In the summer of 1860, America is a tinder box, ready to blow. Issues of states’ rights, slavery and regionalism have come to a boiling point. Citizens across the South are willing to fight and die to maintain their Southern way of life. The South is a tough place to be if you disagree with that philosophy. It’s especially tough if you are a free person of color or their friends. Billy Jefferson, a young scholar raised on the Texas frontier, now a professor with dreams of teaching freed blacks like himself, returns to America after years of obtaining an education abroad only to disappear upon landing at New Orleans. When Billy fails to return from Europe as scheduled, Will Bowman, Billy’s mentor, Texas ranching business partner and surrogate father initiates a search to find and bring him home. Join the continuing saga of the Bowman and Jefferson families as they search for the young man with a vision for his people that will change their lives for generations. Follow the families’ at the ranch as the war changes everything around them and makes them outcasts in the state they helped build.
"Freedom Road" is the third book in Dan Vanderburg’s Texas Legacy Saga, appropriate for readers 10 years of age to 110. The Texas Legacy Saga tells the stories of the Bowman and Jefferson families in frontier Texas from the Texas Revolution, through the Indian Wars and into the Civil War. “Each Texas Legacy story stands on its on without needing to read the other books, but as a series, you learn more about the growth of the characters. The stories also hold their own without gratuitous sex or unnecessary bad language,” says Dan Vanderburg. “I want readers of all ages and walks of life to be able to read and enjoy my books without having to be concerned whether it’s inappropriate or graphically offensive.”
Available in Paperback and Kindle e-book
Print copy Cover Price $ 15.99
Digital e-book $3.99
Available online at: Amazon.com
About Dan Vanderburg: Dan Vanderburg is a sixth generation Texan. As a child he listened to the stories of his ancestors and how they built their way of life on the Texas frontier. Those accounts lit a spark in Dan to learn more about early Texas and share those exciting stories through his novels. Dan grew up in Dallas, attended college at East Texas State University and served a four year hitch in the Navy during the Viet Nam war. He now lives and writes in Arlington, Texas. Dan is an accomplished lecturer and trainer, speaking for social, fraternal and business organizations. His presentation “Gone to Texas” discusses what life was really like on the raw frontier of early Texas and includes book readings and signings. His training programs include “How to Write Your Memoir” and “How to Develop a Read and Critique Group.”
For more information about "Freedom Road," the Texas Legacy Saga, or to schedule an interview with Dan, please contact him at (817) 455-6458 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.