New Novel, ‘Cousins at War,’ Looks at Impact of War on Families

Two cousins find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War in Ralph Beebe’s latest book

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In this historically detailed, entertaining tale, two cousins battling on opposite sides of a brutal war must decide whether love or hatred will prevail in an uncertain world.

Newberg, OR (PRWEB) May 10, 2013

Author Ralph Beebe tells an unforgettable story about the Civil War and the impact it had on millions of families in his compelling new historical fiction, “Cousins at War: A Civil War Novel” (published by iUniverse).

Aaron and Joel Haskins are cousins and best friends who share the same birthday. Growing up the same farm near in Sharpsburg, Md., the two share common interests and form a lifelong bond.

The boys’ bond is tested in April 1861. Virginia has left the Union and Civil War conflicts brew. Now almost 21 years old, Aaron and Joel are called to volunteer to fight in the war. Aaron is determined to join the Rebel army and defend his right to own slaves. Joel, a newlywed, initially chooses not to go to war, but eventually winds up joining the Union army and fighting against Aaron.

In this historically detailed, entertaining tale, two cousins battling on opposite sides of a brutal war must decide whether love or hatred will prevail in an uncertain world.

Cousins at War
By Ralph Beebe
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 250 pages | ISBN 9781475986266
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 250 pages | ISBN 9781475986259
E-Book | 250 pages | ISBN 9781475986273
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ralph Beebe has a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Fox University, a master’s degree in education from Linfield College and a master’s degree and doctorate from University of Oregon. He taught high school history for 17 years and at George Fox University for 25 years, where he was professor emeritus of history. He and his wife, Wanda, have three children, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Beebe is the author of six other books, including “A Garden of the Lord: A History of Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends Church,” “The Worker and Social Change: The Pullman Strike of 1894” and “Blessed are the Peacemakers: A Palestinian Christian in the Occupied West Bank.”

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