Kentucky Author Wins Publishing Contract With Civil War Novel

A new novel giving a no-holds-barred account of the horrors of the American Civil War and its aftermath has already set the critics talking.
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MAYFIELD, Ky. - May 12, 2016 - PRLog -- Kentucky author Dr Don Kean's years of meticulous research into the unsung heroes of the U.S. Civil War have finally paid off with the publication of his book, 'I Didn't Sign Up For This', a stark illustration into the effects of this conflict on one person. With strong Christian overtones and an insightful subtext on the impact of PTSD on foot soldiers, this is certainly a work of many threads and a brave debut for a very talented author.

"Despite its reach and impact, the American Civil War is still one of the least written about conflicts," said Sarah Luddington, Mirador's Commissioning Editor. "We see many submissions covering both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East but very few touching this war. It's almost as if there's a conspiracy of silence on this tragedy."

A chance visit to the Fort Donelson Military Park sent Kean on an investigative trail that led to him uncovering a wealth of letters and records of the minor players in the Civil War, the frontline soldiers. Several years of research and much hard work at the keyboard resulted in a novel that is already of international interest. The influential Book Reviewer said, "... author Dr Don C Kean has created something quite extraordinary out of one of the bloodiest wars in history."

I Didn't Sign Up For This is published by Mirador Publishing

Dr Don Kean can be contacted via his publishers.

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