Caleb (A Historical Novel)

| June 30, 2013


Caleb (A Historical Novel)

Educated as a companion to a rich white boy in Boston and promised freedom, Caleb was instead sold down South into the hard life of a field slave. Bought by a new master after five years, he uses his brains to jump from the cotton fields to a soft job and gain the trust of his master, but will settle for nothing less than freedom. As the Civil War threatens, he uses his fists to fight his way out of slavery. After a perilous trip north, he joins the Union army and sets off on the adventure that will bring him face to face with his former master on the field of battle.

Caleb is an 80,000 word/300 page historical novel that chronicles one man’s fight against adversity, daring to succeed in the face of insurmountable odds and terrible hardship.


Charles Alverson’s writing career has spanned over five decades. Originally from Los Angeles, Alverson served as an Army Paratrooper before receiving his M.A. in Journalism from Columbia University. He has written for numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, and HELP! Magazine. Alverson has written ten novels, two children’s books, several non-fiction works, survived a few helter-skelter sojourns through LA on the back of Hunter S. Thompson’s motorcycle, and helped co-write the screenplays for Terry Gilliam’s cult films Jabberwocky and Brazil. Alverson currently lives in Serbia, where he has resided with his wife since 1994. For information, discounts, and promotions regarding his upcoming books and other titles, please visit 


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