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The Wheelman: How the Slave Robert Smalls Stole a Warship and Became King 

“Robert Smalls worked as a wheelman on coastal vessels with his pay going to his master. One day in the midst of the Civil War he stole the Planter from under the noses of the Confederate sentries and took it out of Charleston Harbor, past Fort Sumter. ..This is a fascinating historical novel that delves into the evils of Reconstruction, Jim Crow, twentieth century racism and close, personal racial attitudes... Brilliantly done... It is a masterful work.” Scott Skipper- Goodreads

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