By: A. Rolando Andrade
About the Book
A young American woman, Agnes Leclerc, and a soldier of fortune, Prince Felix Salm-Salm, meet against the backdrop of the United States Civil War and begin a love that is to span three wars. The Prince joins the cavalry in the Army of the Potomac in the Civil War, then he takes a position with the Conservative Army in the Mexican War of French Intervention, and, finally, he returns home to Prussia, heading to the front of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870.
Through each of these adventures, Agnes follows her beloved, the two lovers encountering challenges domestic and military as their lives intertwine with some of the biggest moments of the nineteenth century.
About the Author
A. Rolando Andrade was born in Puebla, Mexico, in 1932, and came to the United States to attend Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma. After several years as a minister, he returned to school, the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a PhD in Latin American history. He taught at Bowling Green State University in Ohio for thirty-one years and retired in 2008 as Emeritus Professor in Ethnic Studies. He has two sons, Kevin and Clarke, and two grandchildren, Sophia and Arthur.