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Book Title: Steering to Freedom|
The author of the book: Patrick Gabridge
Edition: Penmore Press LLC
The size of the: 23.59 MB
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Date of issue: May 11th 2015
ISBN 13: 9781942756224
Format files: PDF
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Civil War, War and Navy, Black history, Action Adventure
A troubled country, a courageous heart, and the struggle for freedom.
In May 1862, Robert Smalls, a slave and ship’s pilot in Charleston, South Carolina, crafts a daring plan to steal the steamship Planter and deliver it, along with, the crew and their families to the Union blockade. After risking his life to escape slavery, Robert faces an even more difficult challenge: convincing Abraham Lincoln to enlist black troops. Based on a true story, Steering to Freedom tells the powerful and inspirational story of a young man who becomes the first black captain of a US military ship, while struggling to navigate a path to freedom for himself, his family, and his people.
In Steering to Freedom, Patrick Gabridge has intertwined history with a meticulous and moving narrative of Robert Smalls—Confederate steamboat pilot, family man, and slave—whose daring vision to claim freedom against all odds will grab the reader from the first page. — Jessica Maria Tuccelli, author of Glow.
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Read information about the authorMy novels include Steering to Freedom, Tornado Siren and Moving [a life in boxes]. My work for radio has been broadcast by NPR, Shoestring Radio Theatre, Playing on Air, and Icebox Radio Theatre.
My full-length plays include Flight, Distant Neighbors, Lab Rats, Constant State of Panic, and Blinders, and have been staged by theaters across the country. My passion for history extends to the stage, and my historical plays include work about the creation of the English Bible (Fire on Earth), the astronomers Kepler and Tycho (Reading the Mind of God), a volcanic eruption on Martinique (The Prisoner of St. Pierre), 19th century Boston publisher Daniel Sharp Ford (None But the Best), and the 1770 Boston Massacre (Blood on the Snow).
I've been a Playwriting Fellow with the Huntington Theatre Company and with New Repertory. Recent commissions include plays and musicals for In Good Company, The Bostonian Society, Central Square Theatre, and Tumblehome Learning. My short plays are published by Playscripts, Brooklyn Publishers, Heuer, Smith & Kraus, and YouthPlays, and have received more than a thousand productions from theatres and schools around the world.
I have a habit of starting things: I helped start Boston’s Rhombus writers’ group, the Chameleon Stage theatre company in Denver, the Bare Bones Theatre company in New York, the publication Market InSight... for Playwrights, and the on-line Playwrights’ Submission Binge. I'm also a member of the Dramatists Guild, StageSource, and a board member of the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund. I am currently the co-founder and coordinator of the New England New Play Alliance and am actively involved with the Boston theater scene.
My work has received numerous awards, including fellowships from the Colorado Council on the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Commission.
In his spare time, I like to farm.
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