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How is tonight different from all other nights? For Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union army, it is a question his commanders have answered for him: on Passover in 1862 he is ordered to murder his own uncle, who is plotting to assassinate President Lincoln.

After that night, will Jacob ever speak for himself? The answer comes when his commanders send him on another mission—this time not to murder a spy but to marry one.

A page-turner rich with romance and the history of America (North and South), this is a book only Dara Horn could have written. Full of insight and surprise, layered with meaning, it is a brilliant parable of the moral divide that still haunts us: between those who value family first and those dedicated, at any cost, to social and racial justice for all.

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On the eve of Passover in 1862, Jacob Rappaport finds himself "inside a barrel in the bottom of a boat, with a canteen of water wedged between his legs and a packet of poison concealed in his pocket." A Union soldier in New Orleans, Jacob has been ordered to murder his uncle, who his superior officers say is involved in a plot to assassinate President Lincoln. Killing Uncle Harry "would do honor to... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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A gripping epic about the great moral struggles of the Civil War.

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How is tonight different from all other nights?For Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union Army, it is a question his commanders have answered for him: on Passover, 1862, he is ordered to murder his own uncle, who is plotting to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. After this harrowing mission, Jacob is recruited to pursue another enemy agent'"this time not to murder the spy, but to marry her. Based on real historical figures, this eagerly awaited novel from award-winning author Dara Horn delivers multilayered, page-turning storytelling at its best.

About the Author

Dara Horn, author of the award-winning novels The World to Come and In the Image, is one of Granta's "Best Young American Novelists." She lives with her family in New York City.

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booksdc, January 18, 2010 (view all comments by booksdc)
The books starts with a Jewish spy for the North being asked to kill his uncle who wants to kill President Lincoln - but this is just the beginning. The author does a great job of moving the main character through his life, giving the reader insight into his personal life and being as well as context about the time period. This was a real page turner that takes unexpected, but highly enjoyable, twists.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393064926
Author:
Horn, Dara
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Publication Date:
April 2009
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.5 x 1.3 in 1.245 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A gripping epic about the great moral struggles of the Civil War.
"Synopsis" by , How is tonight different from all other nights?For Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union Army, it is a question his commanders have answered for him: on Passover, 1862, he is ordered to murder his own uncle, who is plotting to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. After this harrowing mission, Jacob is recruited to pursue another enemy agent'"this time not to murder the spy, but to marry her. Based on real historical figures, this eagerly awaited novel from award-winning author Dara Horn delivers multilayered, page-turning storytelling at its best.
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