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The Serpent and the Staff 1958


Duncan Childers is driven. He was born to be a physician. Rising out of the crushing poverty of New Orleans' Irish Channel, Duncan graduates from medical school and begins a modest practice.   But fate and the passionate love of two women sends him off course. His socially prominent ___ but unfaithful ___ wife wants to dominate both him and his career. His self-sacrificing and dedicated nurse only wants him to remain true to his great calling. Not only is Childers torn between the forces of love and social position., he is threatened with the wrath of the Ku Klux Klan because of his attempts to bring ‘niggers’ the benefits of modern medicine.

Hard Bound $35.00

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