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Author to host book signing at museum Friday

Lynchburg Author H. V. “Bo” Traywick Jr. will host a book signing for his book entitled “Empire of the Owls: Reflections On The North’s War Against Southern Succession” on Friday at 7 p.m. at the South Boston-Halifax County Museum in South Boston.

In the middle of the 19th century, steam power replaced muscle power as the prime mover of civilization, and the Industrial Revolution roared across the world. 

A new world-cycle, the machine age was born. 

But in the Southern United States, men took up arms against the imperatives of the machine, and their lost cause marked the end of the age of agriculture the age that had given rise to all of ancient civilizations.  

Traywick said by the editing of contemporary diaries, letters, essays, newspaper editorials, memoirs, histories and official records and the collation of them into a narrative form, this work offers a contemporaneous portrait of the old Republic, the Old South the stormed-tossed Confederacy, and the revolution that swept it all away.