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Historical Novels by Bob O'Connor

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Link to synopsis of The Amazing Legacy

The Amazing Legacy of James E. Hanger, Civil War Soldier

Learn how this soldier turned his personal misfortune as a Civil War amputee into a business that has helped thousands to this day.
Link to synopsis of Countdown to West Virginia Statehood

Countdown to West Virginia Statehood

A non-fiction chronicle of the struggles from 1776 to 1863 in achieving statehood for West Virginia.
Link to synopsis of The Return of Catesby

The Return of Catesby

Follow the further adventures of former slave Catesby in this sequel to 'Catesby, Eyewitness to the Civil War.'
Link to synopsis of A House Divided Against Itself

A House Divided Against Itself

Based on historical research, watch as two brothers encounter each other on opposite sides of the battlefield, more than once.
Link to synopsis of The Life of Abraham Lincoln as President

The Life of Abraham Lincoln as President

This autobiography was written by Ward Hill Lamon, friend and bodyguard of Abraham Lincoln. It lay forgotten and unpublished till Bob O'Connor discovered it and brought it to life, adding many clarifying footnotes. An amazing look into the past.
Link to synopsis of Ranson, A Centennial History

Ranson, A Centennial History

This non-fiction book describes the evolving life and times of Ranson, West Virginia over the hundred years between 1910 and 2010.
Link to synopsis of The U.S. Colored Troops at Andersonville Prison

The U.S. Colored Troops at Andersonville Prison

This non-fiction book is the untold story of the 103 black soldiers confined in Andersonville Prison, the famed Confederate stockade in Georgia.
Link to synopsis of Catesby: Eyewitness to the Civil War

Catesby: Eyewitness to the Civil War

See the Civil War thru the eyes of Catesby, a real slave who was captured in the John Brown raid, and later served in the Civil War as a blacksmith.
Link to synopsis of The Virginian Who Might Have Saved Lincoln

The Virginian Who Might Have Saved Lincoln

Meet Ward Hill Lamon, President Lincoln's bodyguard, former law partner, and trusted friend.

2008 First Runner Up National Indie Excellence Awards, Audio Fiction

2008 Best Book Award Finalist, Audio Fiction Unabridged

Link to synopsis of The Perfect Steel Trap Harpers Ferry 1859

The Perfect Steel Trap Harpers Ferry 1859

Experience the John Brown raid, trial and execution in Harpers Ferry and Charlestown, Virginia in 1859.

2006 Best Book Award Finalist, Historical Fiction


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