The Chandler Heritage (Hardback) Ben Haas
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Spanning three generations and nearly a hundred years, this is a novel about a great Southern family dynasty, like the few that even today still wield immense power over the lives of thousands of people and entire towns. Packed with memorable scenes and characters, The Chandler Heritage is an utterly enthralling saga from its first page to its very last. A magnificent piece of story-telling, it is compulsive reading throughout. We first meet the founder of the Chandler dynasty as a twelve-year-old fatherless boy, hopelessly mired in the poverty of his North Carolina valley during the black days following the Civil War. But then young Bolivar Chandler makes an astonishing discovery—that miracles do happen—and he decides that, given sufficient determination, anything is possible. Pursuing his goal single-mindedly, he grows up to be a stern, God-fearing man who eventually dominates the entire cotton industry from his personal fiefdom—the town name, naturally enough, Chandlerville.