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Two brothers choose different paths in the Ohio wilderness in this epic, classic Western inspired by history and written by an American icon.
They Came From A Settled Land—To A Place Of Beauty, Blood And War...
Jim and Joe Downs came from Virginia—one led by the call of God, the other by a thirst for adventure. In the Ohio River Valley, the handsome young preacher and his rogue and charming brother entered a storm
In the early days of 1937, the Ohio River, swollen by heavy winter rains, began rising. And rising. And rising. By the time the waters crested, the Ohio and Mississippi had climbed to record heights. Nearly four hundred people had died, while a million more had run from their homes. The deluge caused more than half a billion dollars of damage at a time when the Great Depression still battered the nation.
Timed to coincide with the flood's seventy-fifth...