JOURNEY PROUD by Thomasine McGehee
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There's good writing here, and well-drawn characters, for those not over weary of the Civil War as a theme. The ravages of war are simply the springboard for a complicated family story of the heyday and downfall of a feudal way of life in Virginia. The love of the land is the heritage passed on from father to son, but George, first son of Thomas McKay, sees the end in sight, pulls up roots and heads westward, to farm virgin acres and make a new life for his family. Surface of homely details, constant undercurrent of family pride, loyalty, devotion to Virginia and her tenets -- and the problem of the Virginia gentleman in the changing world.

Pub Date: Aug. 29th, 1939
Publisher: Macmillan