Title of Book: The Return of Catesby
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
Length: 242 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Yet again, Bob O'Connor has found a way to share his passion for the Civil War with readers. His excitement for the topic shines through in the prologue, where he tells the tale of how he came upon these writings to create the second story about Catesby. The passion continues to shine through as he details Catesby's story as a former slave who is now teaching others how to build a better life for themselves.
It's a different version of the Civil War times, as Catesby isn't a prominent historical figure as many of the people about whom most of us have read. That lends a feeling of fiction to the story, though Catesby's experiences are real.
It isn't going to be a page-turner that keeps you up at night, but it is going to be thought-provoking. It is going to take some time to go through it, as you digest each one of Catesby's experiences and relate them to your own or to your ideas of the Civil War. It's an alternative way to learn more about our nation's history, and one of the most intriguing times that I adore to explore.
Bob O’Connor has been a life-long student of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln. He has published six books about the Civil War era and has given over 500 presentations about his subjects in the last six years.