A Portrait of African American Lives in the Early Twentieth Century

Rudean JOHNSON Leinaeng ’55 has written a novel set at the dawn of the twentieth century. Coal, War and Love (BookBaby 2019) is based on a true story about the lives and loves of America’s “colored” citizens. A man and woman, who meet and marry, struggle in their life together as the husband labors to meet the needs and expectations of his wife. The book also details the impact that global events have on the young couple, such as World War I, and the health crisis posed by the Spanish Flu.