Unfurled No More Forever

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HISTORICAL FICTION WAR

1960s & '70s

Michael L. Eads

Logline

Growing up in Seattle Washington, Mark was told from the nuns at Catholic school the Civil War was fought because of slavery. When Mark moved to Independence Missouri in the early 1970s, the teachers at public school told him the Civil War was fought to defend States’ rights. Mark has an epiphany after he realizes almost everything he has been told from adults about the Civil War is a lie. Unfurled No More Forever describes the Civil War in a unique way, from the perspective of an eleven-year-old boy. Someone who doesn’t understand the preconceived notions of grown-ups. Mark tells us his story with raw emotion and humility. He openly admits that there are more questions than answers in his quest to understand the Civil War, but he never runs away from the truth. Relive the Civil War through the eyes of a child who is being honest about his country and himself. From the death of slavery to the creation of a new nation our forefathers truly intended, Unfurled No More Forever is how America became one nation.

Genre

Historical Fiction, War

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Independence Missouri

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2013

Starting Description

Was the Civil War the greatest war in American history, or was it the biggest mistake in American history? Was the blood of more than one million men spilled over countless battlefields necessary to get rid of slavery? Was the country we called free for everyone just an idea?

Ending Description

An 11-year-old boy discovers on his own the real reasons why Americans killed one another during The Civil War.

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Hard Copy Available

No

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Quest

Main Character Details

Name: Mark Edwards

Age: 11

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Patriotic, Perseverance, Visionary, Aspiring, Blunt, Faithful, Adventurous, Empathetic, Honorable, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Funny, Selfless, Unapologetic, Complex, Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Dad

Age: 41

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Blunt, Charming, Honorable, Leader, Skillful, Heroic, Visionary, Adventurous, Aggressive, Aspiring, Confident, Educated, Funny, Engaging, Gracious, Patriotic, Perseverance, Complex, Decisive, Empathetic, Masculine, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Mom

Age: 39

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring, Engaging, Gracious, Patriotic, Religious, Complex, Faithful, Outspoken, Perseverance, Selfless, Aggressive, Blunt, Heroic, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic, Skillful, Confident, Decisive, Beautiful, Educated, Visionary, Charming, Empathetic, Funny, Honorable, Insecure, Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Grandmother

Age: 71

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Blunt, Crazy, Outspoken, Manipulative, Secretive, Villainous, Aggressive, Insecure, Religious, Narcissistic, Patriotic, Complex, Greedy, Sarcastic, Confident, Faithful

Logline

Growing up in Seattle Washington, Mark was told from the nuns at Catholic school the Civil War was fought because of slavery. When Mark moved to Independence Missouri in the early 1970s, the teachers at public school told him the Civil War was fought to defend States’ rights. Mark has an epiphany after he realizes almost everything he has been told from adults about the Civil War is a lie. Unfurled No More Forever describes the Civil War in a unique way, from the perspective of an eleven-year-old boy. Someone who doesn’t understand the preconceived notions of grown-ups. Mark tells us his story with raw emotion and humility. He openly admits that there are more questions than answers in his quest to understand the Civil War, but he never runs away from the truth. Relive the Civil War through the eyes of a child who is being honest about his country and himself. From the death of slavery to the creation of a new nation our forefathers truly intended, Unfurled No More Forever is how America became one nation.

Short Summary

Was the Civil War the greatest war in American history, or was it the biggest mistake in American history? Was the blood of more than one million men spilled over countless battlefields necessary to get rid of slavery? Was the country we called free for everyone just an idea?


An 11-year-old boy discovers on his own the real reasons why Americans killed one another during The Civil War.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Quest,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Mark Edwards

Age: 11

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Patriotic, Perseverance, Visionary, Aspiring, Blunt, Faithful, Adventurous, Empathetic, Honorable, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Funny, Selfless, Unapologetic, Complex, Outspoken

Character 1

Name: Dad

Age: 41

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Blunt, Charming, Honorable, Leader, Skillful, Heroic, Visionary, Adventurous, Aggressive, Aspiring, Confident, Educated, Funny, Engaging, Gracious, Patriotic, Perseverance, Complex, Decisive, Empathetic, Masculine, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code

Character 2

Name: Mom

Age: 39

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring, Engaging, Gracious, Patriotic, Religious, Complex, Faithful, Outspoken, Perseverance, Selfless, Aggressive, Blunt, Heroic, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic, Skillful, Confident, Decisive, Beautiful, Educated, Visionary, Charming, Empathetic, Funny, Honorable, Insecure, Sophisticated

Character 3

Name: Grandmother

Age: 71

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Blunt, Crazy, Outspoken, Manipulative, Secretive, Villainous, Aggressive, Insecure, Religious, Narcissistic, Patriotic, Complex, Greedy, Sarcastic, Confident, Faithful

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