Leading authority on the Marine Corps in the Civil War endorses CONFLICTING LOYALTIES:

April 29, 2013 Leading authority on the Marine Corps in the Civil War endorses CONFLICTING LOYALTIES: “Conflicting Loyalties is a well-spun yarn, full of salt, spray, and red-blooded characters. Hib Kline’s tale of the Marines of the Civil War era, masterly weaving fictional and historical entities and events into the novel, measures up to C.S. Forester’s Hornblower series.” -David M. Sullivan, author of the four-volume THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS in the CIVIL...

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Conflicting Loyalties is Launched!

Conflicting Loyalties is Launched! On April 11th we held a book signing for Conflicting Loyalties in Mission Hills, Kansas attended by over 90 people. Sales were handled by Rainy Day Books, a nationally known independent book store located in Fairway, Kansas, which now has copies of “Conflicting Loyalties” available at the store. Among the guests were a great-granddaughter of Senator Waldo P. Johnson of Missouri, who was expelled from the U.S. Senate and then appointed to the Confederate Senate, and a great-grandson of Confederate general...

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How Conflicting Loyalties Came to Be

How Conflicting Loyalties Came to Be  In 1954 on the Holland – West African Line freighter Guinea Kust from Freetown to Amsterdam, my father read C. S. Forrester’s naval historical novel Commodore Hornblower to my brother and me. It was the beginning of my love for historical sea sagas and all things naval, and of the writing of Conflicting Loyalties. Our family of four had just completed a year in Sierra Leone where father was teaching under a Fulbright Grant at FourahBayCollege. It had been a wonderful year during which we had crossed...

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Conflicting Loyalties

Conflicting Loyalties

Prowling the Gulf of Guinea in search of a notorious American slaver in the spring of 1861, U.S.S. Jamestown is a troubled ship. Deployed off West Africa for nearly two years, the crew is restless and irascible. Fragmentary information about the developing political crisis at home elevates the tension. Festering personal animosities burst into the open when the captain is killed. Putting in for repairs at the British port of Freetown, the crew hears of Fort Sumter. Tensions explode requiring each officer and man aboard to resolve his own...

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