Tim Wendel | Rebel Falls

Join us Friday, June 14th, 1-3pm for a FREE in-store meet and greet with author Tim Wendel celebrating his new book Rebel Falls.

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About the Book:

With Rebel Falls, Tim Wendel takes us to late summer of 1864. The Civil War rages on. Sherman is marching on Atlanta, while the armies of Grant and Lee battle across Virginia. In the North, war-weariness has made Lincoln's bid for reelection seem doubtful. As the fate of the nation "conceived in Liberty" hangs in the balance, Confederate agents gather in Niagara Falls to plan one last audacious maneuver to turn the tide of the conflict.

Rory Chase, a capable yet haunted young woman eager to contribute to the Union cause, accepts a mission from the Secretary of State, William Seward, to travel to Niagara Falls and prevent two rebel spies, John Yates Beall and Bennet Burley, from seizing the U.S.S. Michigan on Lake Erie and bombarding Buffalo, Cleveland, and other northern cities to sow fear and disorder ahead of the upcoming election. To succeed, Rory must gain the rebel spies' trust and, with the help of the Underground Railroad network still operating out of the elegant Cataract House hotel overlooking the Falls, foil their desperate gambit. But can she maintain the pretense of being a Confederate sympathizer long enough to unravel Beall and Burley's ingenious plot?

With actual events underpinning the tumultuous story in Rebel Falls, a forgotten chapter in the history of the Civil War is revealed. Far from frontlines, Wendel's exciting, character-driven narrative about a consequential struggle in the shadow of Niagara Falls' dramatic beauty is gripping from start to finish.

About the Author:

Tim Wendel is a Writer-in-Residence at Johns Hopkins University and the author of Summer of '68, Cancer Crossings, High Heat, and the historical novels, Castro's Curveball and its sequel Escape from Castro's Cuba. He has appeared on PBS, CNN, ESPN, and NPR, and is the narrator of several audiobooks.

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Friday, June 14, 2024 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Petoskey, MI 49770
Rebel Falls By Tim Wendel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781501774881
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Three Hills - May 15th, 2024

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Escape from Castro's Cuba: A Novel By Tim Wendel Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781496222923
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - March 1st, 2021

Named a 2021 Top Thriller by Alta Journal
​2022 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist in Action/Adventure Fiction
2021 Professional Achievement Award, Johns Hopkins University faculty
Finalist for the 2021 CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year

In this visionary sequel to Castro’s Curveball, the former Washington Senators Minor Le


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ISBN: 9780306823749
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Published: Da Capo Press - March 31st, 2015

Never in baseball history had a team ranked last rebounded to take the pennant the following season. Yet in 1991 lightning struck twice as the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves, a pair of cellar dwellers the year before, faced each other in an unforgettable World Series.


Habana Libre By Tim Wendel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781936328147
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Published: Citylit Press - May 1st, 2013

The distance between Cuba and the United States: tantalizingly close yet worlds apart. When a beautiful showgirl married to Cuba's most famous baseball player escapes to the sea, only a boy and a boat and a belief in the "American Dream" keep her afloat.


Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball -- and America -- Forever By Tim Wendel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780306821837
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Published: Da Capo Press - March 12th, 2013

The extraordinary story of the 1968 baseball season--when the game was played to perfection even as the country was being pulled apart at the seams


Castro's Curveball By Tim Wendel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803259577
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Published: Bison Books - September 1st, 2006

Recently widowed and now retired, Billy Bryan is “coming to the end of many things.” Then a long-forgotten scrapbook stirs memories of a distant past—and beckons him and his grown daughter on a reluctant journey to relive his role in history. In 1947 Bryan was playing winter ball in Cuba, his future as uncertain as the island country’s.