Salvos on the Backwater

A Novel of the Civil War Period

by Erwin Wunderlich



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 30/07/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 290
ISBN : 9781425798444
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 290
ISBN : 9781425798451

About the Book

SALVOS ON THE BACKWATER has won praise from critics as an entertaining story of one man’s love for Florida. For Jack Nichols’ to build a new life along the 1863 Gulf coast, he must avoid contested areas of both the Civil War and everyday life. Chased by a warship up a creek one morning, he and his uncle happen upon the Hamilton homestead. There, the widow Rebecca is struggling mightily to hold her family together in the lush and violent wilderness. Jack is unaware of the dangerous chain of events that will be set in motion by his actions on this fateful day.

About the Author

Author Erwin Wunderlich grew up as a fifth-generation Floridian and continues to write about the unique woods and waters of the state. A former submarine officer, he is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Erwin also holds a doctorate in education.

Erwin is an avid conservationist and dedicated family man. When Cal Went to Juniper Springs is the author’s first children’s book, and the story is based upon a lost fawn he once found. His earlier novel, Salvos on the Backwater, a winner of several literary awards, was also a story set in the Florida outdoors.

Erwin’s hope is that the book will inspire families and youth to pay more than fleeting attention to the local natural environment. Such interest and engagement will help prepare the next generation to become active leaders in caring for our outdoor treasures. At the five hundredth anniversary of Florida’s discovery, Erwin’s wish also is that the book will remind readers of one of these magnificent places, Juniper Springs. To contact the author, or find out about his upcoming projects, please visit Erwin’s books can be ordered at and other leading retailers.