21 years ago I had the opportunity to talk to Donald McCaig about his epic Civil War novel "Jacob's Ladder." He came through Dayton on his book tour and stopped at our studios that afternoon for a live interview. I was charmed.
He shared his fascinating personal story about how he had made the transition from a "Mad Men" style Madison Avenue advertising man to become a writer and a sheep rancher in rural Virginia.
And then there was the book; what a magnificent story he tells in "Jacob's Ladder." 21 years later it remains one of my favorite novels about our Civil War.
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