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The Copper Tale Paperback – March 9, 2013
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About the Author
With more than twenty years of successful legal practice, Stephen S. Stallings brings a trial lawyer's storytelling ability and meticulous eye for detail to his debut historical novel, The Copper Tale. Stallings spent four years researching the ancient mound-building tribes of the Ohio River Valley, whose perplexing earthen artifacts continue to intrigue archeologists. The result is a fast-paced yet introspective story reminiscent of Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain. Stallings lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he practices law on the banks of the Allegheny River.
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Stallings has no misgiving indicating the book is not completely historically accurate but the is a strong basis about the mound builder culture. However, the book contains modern language which may me because the author wants a broader range of people to enjoy his work as opposed to spending time surfing to understand some of the historic terminology.
In conclusion, I could not put this book down. Finding this book is analogous to walking down a path one has walked many times and picking up a piece of quartz on the path and discovering that it has a large gold nugget attached. I have a habit of reading a book, signing the back cover and giving to someone else to read. By the time I see my book again I am sure it will have many signatures. This book has actually sparked an interest in me to learn more about the mound builders and their trade routes.