Chamán

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Ediciones B, 2004 - Fiction - 902 pages
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In this family saga, Robert Jacobson Cole flees Scotland for America with his son Robert, also known as Shaman, to practice medicine and study the healing power of the Sauk Indians. Father and son are each drawn into the tumult of the American Civil War as tensions between the North and South explode. This vivid depiction of two men and the women they love is also the story of medicine as it emerges from the ancient past.
En esta saga familiar, Robert Jacobson Cole huye de Escocia para América su hijo Robert Jefferson Cole, conocido como Chamán, para practicar medicina y estudiar las artes curativas de los Indios Sauk. Mientras las tensiones entre el Norte y Sur se elevan, padre y hijo llegan a ser entretenidos en la Guerra Civil de América. Esta representación vívida de dos hombres y las mujeres que aman es también la historia de la emergencia de medicina anciana en el mundo moderno.

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I thought this was a fascinating work of historical fiction and science. This is a thoroughly researched novel, it brought alive what it was like for a young person to be growing up in the mid 19th ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Noah Gordon is the author of Death Committee, Matters of Choice, The Physician, and Rabbi, which earned him the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for the best historical novel. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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