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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Historical / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:328
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098343361


A Northern Physician in Southern Ungoverned Spaces

by David Cornish MD

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Dr. Charles Noble is a US Civil War veteran, and an Army surgeon, who is re-commissioned by the government eleven years after the war. A sharp rise in extreme violence in the former Confederacy, in anticipation of a national election, has caused President Grant to send additional federal troops to the Southern states. Dr. Noble uses his Army deployment as an opportunity to help heal the wounds and afflictions of Southern US citizens. However, terrorists are determined to counter Noble's good intentions, as they threaten the civil rights, and the very lives, of all who oppose them.

“5 Stars”. “Cornish’s latest is a prequel to his superb “1918: The Great Pandemic” involving Noble’s son Edward, and to the thrilling “1980: The Emergence of HIV,” featuring his great-grandson Arthur. All live up to the family name as they nobly practice medicine during arduous times. If you love historical fiction and cherish freedom, “1877” is a must-read! It has forever changed me."  - "An advance reader copy was provided in exchange for my honest review.”  Literary Soirée -

"David Cornish's 1877 has compelling characters who give the reader a sense of the selfless work of medical doctors in South Carolina during that time, both black and white… The story progresses at a steady pace. Tension builds. All this is told with a carefully researched historical background that gives an evocative relevance to the storyline. Cornish's 1877 is a powerful novel with a message. I thought the story and the history behind it were compelling."  Reader’s Favorite

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About the author

Award-winning author, David Cornish, MD, FACP, AGAF, is Chief of Medicine Emeritus, and also Chief of Gastroenterology Emeritus, of The Permanente Medical Group. He lives with his family in California's Great Central Valley. Dr. Cornish's other novels include 1918: The Great Pandemic, 1980: The Emergence of HIV, and 2003: The Time-Loop Device.

The Historical Fiction novels 19181980, and 1877 are available in both print and e-book formats.  The Science Fiction novel 2003 is available in print, e-book, and audiobook formats.  The audiobook is voiced by the noted narrator, Marcus Chambers, and can be found at:


More information about these books, and where they are found, can be seen at DavidCornishbooks.com