*Signed by Ed Van Put*
The Remarkable Life of James Beecher explores early ordeals in China to an astoundingly courageous career as colonel of an all-black regiment of freed slaves in the Civil War, through unimaginable horrors and post-war turmoil. The book follows Beecher throughout his extraordinary life, including the spiritual salvation he sought after the war as an early pioneer and fisherman in the wilds of the Beaverkill Valley with Frances.
This is the moving biography of a man who selflessly devoted his life to the liberation and betterment of others during a tumultuous time in U.S. history, with his equally determined wife Frances at his side. A member of the famous Beecher family and son of Lyman Beecher, James Beecher sacrificed a life of privilege to serve as missionary, soldier, preacher, and humanitarian.
Through in-depth research from historical sources—including selected personal correspondence contained and transcribed within—this is an inspiring, intimate look at a remarkably little-known figure who played a key role in American history and risked everything for his convictions of equality and morality.
FIRST EDITION FEATURES
60+ color and monochrome images, artwork, and illustrations digitally retouched and restored
Select correspondence of James Beecher, including transcriptions
Fern green linen binding with silver foil stamping and a dustjacket
Published by Beaverkill Books