Peggy’s War

Book Launch

Saturday, July 22nd, 10:30 – noon | Rocktown History

With author Karl Rhodes

Who in their right mind writes a novel with more than 500 endnotes handcuffing himself to the truth? Veteran journalist Karl Rhodes’ storytelling skillfully weaves historical fact and literary devices into an immensely readable account of important history.

Karl’s great-great-grandmother, Peggy Rhodes, ran a busy depot on the underground railroad that helped draft dodgers and deserters escape the Confederacy. She did so while her husband, Henry, was dying of consumption. She also ran the farm, raised five children, and served as a postmaster for the underground.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

On Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 7p, Rocktown History is hosting an in-person and Zoom webinar on Writing Peggy’s War: Fact, Fiction, and 500 Footnotes with author Karl Rhodes. Registration is required.

Peggy's War book launch