Satire at its gentlest and best and humor at its richest mark this story of a blustery retired military officer who mounts his final campaign against those self-appointed and elected guardians of the public good (and the taxpayer’s purse strings) who are guilty of the sort of petty graft and private enrichment endemic in the mythical, sleepy, southern town of Fredricksville, Georgia.
The Permanent Press; May 2015
- ISBN 9781453293980
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- Title: Colonel Effingham's Raid
- Author: Berry Fleming
Imprint: The Permanent Press
In The Press
Winner of the New American Writing Award
“Stumbling across Colonel Effingham’s Raid and author Berry Fleming is like finding a gold key that unlocks a door to a room filled with forgotten riches. It is a gem that sparkles as brightly today as when it first appeared in 1943. Fleming is a master wordsmith and a Southern writer long overlooked.” —The Tennessean
About The Author
Berry Fleming was an American novelist. He is best known for his 1943 novel Colonel Effingham’s Raid. He was born in 1899 and died in 1989. Permanent Press reissued several novels in the 80s. He received a resurgence in popularity with the publication of his last novel, Captain Bennett’s Folly, in 1989 just months before his death. The work was favorably reviewed in The New York Times, among other publications, and since then many of his earlier neglected novels have been republished with more successful sales than during his lifetime.