Divine Intervention

The Story of James Rubin Shepard

by Cole Brown



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/29/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781480830462
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781480830479

About the Book

Born at the peak of the Civil War in 1863, James Rubin Shepard faced overwhelming tragedy and daunting personal disability in his struggle to rise above his obstacles and persevere. Even so, his intelligence and academic prowess helped him find a way through the difficulties he encountered. Divine Intervention tells the life story of James Shepard, from early childhood through his dreams of becoming a lawyer and entering politics, ambitions that were forestalled when a sudden hearing ailment brought on total deafness. This disability, poorly understood in the late nineteenth century, left him in mental and emotional anguish. As James struggled to quiet the turmoil within his soul, he also searched for a way to reconcile himself to his strange and silent new world and to the fact that he had to leave his lofty dreams behind. This fictionalized memoir shares the remarkable life of James Rubin Shepard, offering a true and inspiring story set in late nineteenth-century America.

About the Author

Cole Brown was born in Lansing, Michigan. After living and working in North Orange County, California, for fifteen years, he returned to Michigan, where he currently lives with his wife of thirty-one years, Kathy, and their two children.