Language : English
Publication Date : 9/8/1999
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 316
ISBN : 9781585002979
About the Book
For students of the War Between the States there are often moments of reflection when facts and events are placed aside and the question is pondered, 'What if...?' One such a question often considered is, 'Could the South have won the war?' Recorded history gives glimpses to us that the South did indeed come close to achieving some of its goals which in turn might have led to, if not outright victory, at least a negotiated peace.
In such a momentous conflict, it seems unlikely that relatively small-scale events could have had the far reaching effects to have changed the War's direction. But for a moment consider... What if the Battle of Gettysburg had never been fought? What if England had recognized the South as an independent nation? What if....?
Deo Vindice is a work of historical fiction based upon real people, real places and actual plans. Many of these events, although real, are unknown to the average reader. One must wonder if a few of these events had been different, would history as we know it have changed?
You be the judge.
About the Author
R.W.P. Patterson is a native of Columbus, Mississippi. He is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University, and a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army. He served in the Infantry, Signal Corps and Aviation branches. Assignments have taken him to Germany, Korea, Central America and two tours of duty in Vietnam as a CH-47 helicopter pilot.
COL Patterson currently resides in Springfield, Missouri, where he is Vice President of Finance and Administration for Central Bible College. He is a frequent lecturer on the subject of the War Between the States for the college's history classes. He is also Vice President of the Board of Directors for Southern Military Institute. Patterson is Chief of Staff of the Missouri Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and Chaplain of the Missouri Society, Military Order of the Stars and Bars. He and his wife Arlene have two married sons.
Author of over 20 magazine articles and two computer based books on the War Between the States, Deo Vindice is his first novel.