Jose A.M. Nolla pens sweeping new novel of American Civil War

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A young Spanish captain joins the Confederate army, taking him all over North America in ‘Cielos Grises’

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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Author and historian Jose A.M. Nolla combines research with his expansive military knowledge in his new book, “Cielos Grises: Aventuras de los Ramirez” (published by Trafford Publishing), the second of his seven books published in Spanish.

Set in the early 1860s, “Cielos Grises” tells the story of Antonio Ramirez, a young captain of the Calvary in the Spanish army. Though advised by his father to join the Union army, Antonio is swept away with the romantic notion of defending a country and decides to join the Confederates. In Texas, Antonio proves his strength in battle and moves up in the Confederate army. His adventures will capture the imagination of readers as he travels from the Pacific Ocean to the Potomac River and everywhere in between.

“There are very few books like this one,” Nolla says, “for the reader will not only enjoy reading the story, but will also learn about historical facts he or she has never been aware of before.”

An excerpt from “Cielos Grises”:

“El 1 de mayo de 1861 el 2do. de Rifles Montados de Texas salió de San Antonio en dirección de El Paso. Iba a ser un viaje de 700 millas por uno de los territorios más desolados, secos y llenos de indios hostiles que cualquier fuerza militar alguna hubiese marchado, con excepción de las expediciones españolas de Coronado y Cabeza de Vaca.”

“Cielos Grises”
By Jose A.M. Nolla
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 632 pages | ISBN 9781425151249
E-Book | 628 pages | ISBN 9781426920035
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jose A. M. Nolla is a retired U.S. army colonel. He has published six books in Spanish including “Soldados Pony Grises,” “Casacas Verdes” and “La Puesta del Sol.” He has also published three books in English: “Boxers & Huns,” “The Sands of Saladin” and “The Carthaginians.”

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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