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David M. Robertson

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David Robertson is the author of two prior biographies, of the slave rebel, Denmark Vesey, and of former U.S. Secretary of State, James F. Byrnes, and is the author of a historical novel about John Wilkes Booth. His poetry has appeared in the Sewanee Review and other journals, and he had provided political and literary commentary to ABC News and the Washington Post. He currently is researching the memories of the battle of the Alamo in 1836 and also the lives of Native Americans on the southern frontier in the early nineteenth century. He was educated in Alabama, and lives in... Read More

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Booth
A Novel
Written by David M. Robertson


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 29, 1998
Price: $15.95

A gripping historical novel in the bestselling tradition of The Alienist and Time and Again, Booth brings vividly to life a figure who continues to haunt the American imagination—John Wilkes Booth. The story begins as an elderly John Surratt, the only conspirator to escape a hanging sentence for the murder of... Read more >
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Booth
A Novel
Written by David M. Robertson


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Denmark Vesey
The Buried Story of America's Largest Slave Rebellion and the Man Who Led It
Written by David M. Robertson


Format: Trade Paperback, 222 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2000
Price: $15.95

In a remarkable feat of historical detective work, David Robertson illuminates the shadowy figure who planned a slave rebellion so daring that, if successful, it might have changed the face of the antebellum South. This is the story of a man who, like Nat Turner, Marcus Garvey, and Malcolm X, is... Read more >
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Denmark Vesey
The Buried Story of America's Largest Slave Rebellion and the Man Who Led It
Written by David M. Robertson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 7, 2009
Price: $11.99

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A Passionate Pilgrim
A Biography of Bishop James A. Pike
Written by David M. Robertson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $16.95

James A. Pike, the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California, was a man of many faces. To some he was an iconoclast, a man decades ahead of his time who modernized the Church and rendered it more progressive and open to inquiry. To others he was a heretic, who... Read more >
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A Passionate Pilgrim
A Biography of Bishop James A. Pike
Written by David M. Robertson


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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