Lay Down My Sword and Shield

Lay Down My Sword and Shield

James Lee Burke


'As I stood there on my entrance porch that scorching, breathless July day, leaning opposed to the column with the six bullet holes, now worn and tender, i may see Hack's whitewashed marker less than the pin oaks within the Holland kinfolk cemetery ...Four generations of my relations have been buried there.' Hack Holland is a fabricated from the South, either outdated and new. Hard-drinking ex-POW and filthy rich, revolutionary Democrat, he stands within the lengthy shadow solid through his ancestors. while Holland's candidacy for a congressional seat brings him more and more into clash with these round him, his virtually unwitting involvement with a violent civil rights clash forces him to think again his destiny - and his past...

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