Nineteen-year-old Steve Maxwell just wants to get his feet on the star road to find a better homeworld. By facing down Lotus Tong thugs, he earns an opportunity to become an apprentice on a merchant spaceship, leaving the corruption and crime of Earth behind. Sure, he needs to prove himself to an older, tight-knit crew, but how bad can it be if he keeps his head down and the decks clean?
When the Civil War ends, where can a former Confederate soldier go to escape the long memories of neighbors who supported the winning side? Where can Johnny Reb go when he can't go home? He can go out west, where the land is hard, where there is danger on every side, and where no one cares for whom you fought - only how well you can do it.
"Refreshing and different"
"Trump Children's Expanded Roles Will Test Father's Heavy Hand" is from the December 14, 2016 Politics section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Alexandra Berzon and Peter Grant and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Donald Trump Wouldn’t Have Had the Ready Cash to Self-Finance Entire Campaign — Analysis" is from the May 15, 2016 U.S. section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Peter Grant and Brody Mullins and narrated by Alexander Quincy.