Thomas Linehan - Drums of Courage

Drums of Courage

Tim Linehan will be appearing to sign copies of his historical novel, Drums of Courage.

Thomas “Tim” Linehan, Jr. was born and raised in rural Connecticut. He is a professional in the engineering, IT and project management fields with 40 years of experience in major corporations. Linehan previously served as the president of the Bucks County (PA) Civil War Round Table and is a current member of the Central Delaware Civil War Round Table.

He began his writing career in the late 1980’s, writing short stories for children. “I wanted to interest teens in reading and history,” says Linehan. “Novels about the Civil War are a great way to go. I needed a character that teens would identify with. Teenagers like to read about other teens. I created a drummer boy to promote reading and exploring history with a teenage viewpoint.”

Drums of Courage follows Cory Cromwell, a 13–year-old from Lansdale, Pa., who enlists in the 71st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the American Civil War. While the war is going on around him, this ordinary teen must also deal with many personal trials.

The story accurately describes the actual troop movements and battles of the 71st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment. As Cory is tested by fear of death and personal challenges, he finds his way. An unpretentious hero, this courageous teen builds values and character before the reader’s eyes and earns the respect of all.

The signing will take place on Sunday, December 11, from 2:00 until 4:00 PM.

Event date: 
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
133 Rehoboth Ave.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971