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Author and historian Bob Young's new book, "The Hand of the Wicked" is available now on in paperback and e-book. Inscribed copies may be ordered through BobYoungBooks.com directly from the author. Books are also available through amazon.com in paperback and Kindle format.

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"In poignant fashion, this fact-based novel focuses in how the era known as Reconstruction too often rested on hatred and injustice. A first-rate read for those who seek truth in history."

--Dr. James I. "Bud" Robertson, author of "Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend"

"Like many good authors, Bob Young has uncovered this fascinating lost, real life story in history and has turned it into a page-turning narrative. Readers of his book The Treasure Train certainly should enjoy this violent drama of post-Civil War days."

--Don "Ramblin" Rhodes, columnist, The Augusta Chronicle and author of "Say It Loud: The Life of James Brown"

"Once I got started on it, I found it so fascinating that I could not stop! This is really a great...

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The Hand of the Wicked from author Bob Young is now available from BobYoungBooks.com and amazon.com

In the chaos of Southern Reconstruction following the Civil War, peacekeeping was put into the hands of occupying Union forces. For freedmen and women, the soldiers were their protection and enforced a new order of race relations.

In rural Taliaferro County in east central Georgia on the plantation of Reverend Tom West, the war never ended. The former slaves, now free citizens, continued to feel the abusive sting of overseer John Brown's whip.

On a hot July day in 1865, a crippled middle aged freedwoman, Nellie West, walked away from the farm and her family to alert the Union troops in nearby Washington. Pursued by Brown and a companion, Christopher Reese, Nellie was gunned down along the railroad tracks about nine miles from her destina...

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