Riversong Books
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Available for pre-order: A historical fiction novel about the American Revolutionary War that is more history than fiction

A story about an unusual man and his unusual family during the War—an engaging and deeply-researched novel by John Francis Wilson

John Francis Wilson. Colonel Jonathan: An American Story. Riversong Books, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-946849-24-3 eISBN: 978-1-946849-25-0. 309pp.

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An unusual work of historical fiction—more history than fiction. A deeply-researched story of a remarkable man and his remarkable family, who lived in remarkable times and who left an impact that intertwines with the history of America and extends from the eastern ocean to the western one. It is a story worth rescuing from beneath grandma’s back porch, and gluing back together, and being read by everyone who has an evening passign interest in America’s beginnings.

Colonel Jonathan: An American Story
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About the Author. John Francis Wilson is a field archaeologist, and writer and lecturer on archaeology in the Middle East, particularly focused on the relationship between archaeology and Christianity. He is a former dean of Seaver College at Pepperdine University, Dean Emeritus, and Professor Emeritus of Religion, and is the author of a number of publications, most notably his work on a famous archaeological site in the Middle East: Caesarea Philippi: Banias, the Lost City of Pan. He has also written for radio and television, produced religious television programs, and appeared on television in an A&E series about archaeology and the Bible. His love of history also extends to extensive knowledge of American history during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.

About Riversong Books. Stories are the music of our lives—they connect us and speak to us in ways that nonfiction cannot. An imprint of Sulis International, Riversong Books publishes historical, literary, contemporary, science fiction, fantasy, and religious fiction that not only entertain, but allow readers to question, celebrate, and explore what it means to be human. Riversong also publishes reprints, both out-of-print novels or older works not readily available in print or eBook form.

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