Coming of age for any young man is a turbulent experience. Coming of age in the Union Army during the Civil War is even more tumultuous. Coming of age in the Civil War when the young man is Jewish is Herculean.
Jacob Rappaport joins the Union Army to escape the pre-ordained life laid out by his father. He agrees to become a spy and assassin for the Union Army to win the approval of his replacement fathers (the Army generals). But, can Jacob win his own approval and stop running from his past? Perhaps the love of a Confederate woman can teach Jacob the lessons that can’t be learned behind the butt of a rifle.
“There were approximately 130,000 Jews living in the United States in 1860” and “were dispersed throughout the nation, with the largest Jewish community in