The Tubman Command

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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

An award-winning novelist, historian, and documentary filmmaker, Elizabeth Cobbs is the author of eight books, including the New York Times bestselling novel, The Hamilton Affair, and The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers, which has been made into a musical. Elizabeth earned her Ph.D. in American history at Stanford University. She holds the Melbern Glasscock Chair at Texas A&M University and is a Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. She lives in La Mesa, California.


In Praise of the TUBMAN COMMAND:
"For reasons unknown, the U.S. Treasury appears to have shelved plans to put Tubman on the $20 bill. For those responsible for the decision, this book ought to be assigned reading."-- The Wall Street Journal

"Elizabeth Cobbs' novel The Tubman Command takes a close-up view of a fascinating yet neglected episode in both Tubman's career and the Civil War. Cobbs' lively narrative fleshes out our understanding of Tubman as a woman while offering vivid portrayals of life in bondage, war-time strategies and America's knotty racial legacy."-- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"I sped through it... Not able to put it down. The Tubman Command is a great mix of history and heart. Don't miss this page-turning tribute to Harriet and her cause." --Post Independent

"Cobbs brings this little-known history of Tubman and her role in the Combahee River Raid to vivid life. Meticulously researched and carefully written, The Tubman Command is a true story with the pacing and suspense of a mystery novel. Cobbs takes the reader right into the anxious uncertainty of the occupied South in the midst of the Civil War alongside one of history's most fascinating and complex figures. Through Cobbs' pen, Harriet Tubman becomes more than a legendary historical figure; she becomes an irresistible and compelling character."--Historical Novel Society

"If you think you know all about Harriet Tubman, think again--this novel brings her alive as only fiction can. With a historian's grasp of detail, Elizabeth Cobbs spins a gripping tale of romance, wartime spies, and daring escapes. The story of Harriet Tubman's leadership of black troops behind enemy lines, The Tubman Command illuminates the unfathomable bravery of people fighting for liberty and the birth of a better nation. Harriet emerges from these pages as a brilliant strategist, master of psychology, and a fully-rounded woman whose legendary heroism has made her a cherished American icon." --Kate Manning, author, My Notorious Life

"Cobbs is that rare writer who possesses both the uncanny eye of the historian and the dynamism of a natural storyteller. By the last chapter I was breathless and near tears, captivated by the true tale of one woman who railed against injustice and changed the course of history." --Fiona Davis, national best-selling author of The Masterpiece

"A phenomenal piece of writing which humanizes one of America's most beloved icons and shows a different side of a woman whom many think they already know."-- Edda L. Fields-Black, Author of 'Combee' Harriet Tubman and the Combahee River Raid (Forthcoming)

"Cobbs paints a vivid portrait of Tubman at the heart of one of the most innovative, daring, and dangerous missions of the Civil War. The heroic and brilliant Tubman is brought vividly to life as a flesh-and-blood woman and a strong and cunning leader in this compelling and instructive fictional tribute." --Booklist

"Rich historical detail adds texture, but the highlight is Harriet, a woman who repeatedly risks her life for the freedom of others. [A] terrific portrait of Tubman." - Publishers Weekly

"A stirring fictional tribute." -- Kirkus