Glimpses of the Past; Heritage of the Old South is an historical novel about the Old South during the Civil War. Few historical novels have presented the Old South in such a heartfelt manner with brutalities of the war. The author brings tragedy, devastation and conflict to life in the characters. Families struggled to survive then. The war was significant to both the North and the South. The thresholds of the war are felt strongly even today. The significant part of the main character was that he overcame the past to move forward in his life. Reminiscences of the past were less painful to him as he began to understand his purpose in life. Read how a determined young man survived the Civil War days. Explore the depths of how determination and stamina helped him. Discover his secret of lifes accomplishments. Learn how he escaped the darkness within to grow beyond glimpses of the past.