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Herman Wouk

Herman Wouk provided a foreword to Raintree County. He is the bestselling author of The Caine Mutiny, Don't Stop the Carnival, War and Remembrance, and The Winds of War.
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Raintree County
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By Ross Lockridge, Foreword by Herman Wouk
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Published Sep 2007

Throughout a single day in 1892, John Shawnessy recalls the great moments of his life—from the love affairs of his youth in Indiana, to the battles of the Civil War, to the politics of the Gilded Age, to his homecoming as schoolteacher, husband, and father. Shawnessy is the epitome of the place and period in which he lives, a rural land of springlike women, shady gamblers, wandering vagabonds, and soapbox orators. Yet here on the banks of the Shawmucky River, which weaves its primitive course through Raintree County, Indiana, he also feels and obeys ancient rhythms. A number-one bestseller when it was first published in 1948, this powerful novel is a compelling vision of 19th-century America with timeless resonance today.