…is taking shape. And I’m pleased to say that I’m among the authors who will be participating in Jackson on August 22.
Where better for me to share The Amazing of Age of John Roy Lynch with the public than in the city where he began his political rise?
“In 1868 the U.S. government appointed a young Yankee general as governor of Mississippi. The whites who had been in charge were swept out of office. By river and by railroad, John Roy traveled to Jackson to hand Governor Ames a list of names to fill those positions in Natchez. After John Roy spoke grandly of each man’s merits, the governor added another name to the list: John Roy Lynch, Justice of the Peace.”