The Disappearing Man

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Kingstone Media, 2011 - Drama - 299 pages
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The story of Henry "Box" Brown is one of the most amazing tales of escape in American history. As a child, Henry was devastated when his family was split apart and sold. Later, he almost went mad after his wife and three children were also sold. In his grief, Henry heard a voice tell him, "Go and get a box, and put yourself in it." In 1849, with the help of two friends, he was placed into a wooden box and shipped from Richmond to Philadelphia. During this harrowing twenty-five-hour ordeal, Henry was stuck upside down for long, painful stretches, and at other times was dropped on the ground, nearly breaking his neck. The book brings to life Henry's incredible true story, the viciousness of urban slavery, and the heroism of the Underground Railroad. The Disappearing Man is a moving tale that shows just how far people will go in seeking freedom.

 

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I was very pleased with the overall service of Overstock.com My shipment arrived earlier than I expected and the product was quality. The book itself is a very easy read although a little ... Read full review

Reads like a movie!

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What a wonderfully inspiring story! And I love that it was based on a true story. The way the novel is written, I could see the scenes playing as if I was watching a film. It would make a terrific ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
14
Section 4
20
Section 5
32
Section 6
37
Section 7
47
Section 8
52
Section 22
161
Section 23
169
Section 24
174
Section 25
185
Section 26
189
Section 27
201
Section 28
206
Section 29
218

Section 9
63
Section 10
68
Section 11
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Section 12
84
Section 13
97
Section 14
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Section 15
116
Section 16
123
Section 17
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Section 18
134
Section 19
142
Section 20
148
Section 21
156
Section 30
222
Section 31
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Section 32
237
Section 33
246
Section 34
250
Section 35
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Section 36
272
Section 37
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Section 38
283
Section 39
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Section 40
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About the author (2011)

Doug Peterson is a Gold-Medallion-winning author with a storied writing career. He is a versatile writer and the author of 60 books, including three historical novels with Bay Forest--The Disappearing Man, The Puzzle People, and The Vanishing Woman.

After writing for the VeggieTales series, Doug made a successful transition to historical novelist. He has emerged as a popular author and speaker on history, doing events at the Museum of Man in San Diego, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Malone University in Canton, and numerous schools in Illinois, Ohio, and Tennessee.

In addition, The Disappearing Man was selected by Canton, Ohio, for its 2011 One Book, One Community program. Doug is currently working with an actress/director on her first-person portrayal of Ellen Craft, heroine of his latest novel, The Vanishing Woman. Ellen Craft, a light-skinned slave, escaped in 1848 by posing as a white man, while her husband pretended to be her slave.

Other highlights of Doug's writing career include: 

* Author of 42 books for the popular VeggieTales series

* Co-storywriter for the best-selling VeggieTales video, Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed

* Science writer for the University of Illinois for over 30 years

* Author of over 500 stories and articles published in more than 20 magazines

* Author of "The Career of Horville Sash," a popular short story made into a music video featuring Grammy-winner Jennifer Warnes

* Co-writer of "Roman Ruins," an episode in the bestselling line of How to Host a Murder party games

Doug lives in Champaign, Illinois, with his wife Nancy (a therapist for over 30 years), and they have two grown sons. His next novel, due out in 2013, will deal with Civil War spies and submarines.

You can find him on Facebook under "Doug Peterson Author." Also, check out his website and "History By The Slice" blog at: www.bydougpeterson.com.

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