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Wildside Press, Mar 1, 2009 - Fiction - 628 pages
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The adventure of a Hebrew named Messala, taking place in Biblical times during the Roman occupation of Israel and the coming of Christ.

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Review: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

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I decided to read this book because I read about the author's real-world exploits as a Union general in the Civil War in A Blaze of Glory. The book seems to have made quite a sensation when it came ... Read full review

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I just finished this again Nov 23 2015 it is one of the best books that I have read. Many different levels of meanings. Awesome book. Read full review

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Lew Wallace was an American lawyer, soldier, politician and author. During active duty as a second lieutenant in the Mexican-American War, Wallace met Abraham Lincoln, who would later inspire him to join the Republican Party and fight for the Union in the American Civil War. Following the end of the war, Wallace retired from the army and began writing, completing his most famous work, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ while serving as the governor of New Mexico Territory. Ben-Hur would go on to become the best-selling American novel of the nineteenth century, and is noted as one of the most influential Christian books ever written. Although Ben-Hur is his most famous work, Wallace published continuously throughout his lifetime. Other notable titles include, The Boyhood of Christ, The Prince of India, several biographies and his own autobiography. Wallace died in 1909 at the age of 77, after a lifetime of service in the American army and government.

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