The Tubman Command brings Harriet Tubman to life at the moment of her greatest gamble. Cobbs, author of the bestselling The Hamilton Affair, has taken yet another iconic figure from American history and crafted a story rich in emotional depth and astonishing realism. With Tubman as the face of the campaign to put a famous American woman on the twenty-dollar bill by 2020, interest in her story has never been higher.
The rigors of the Underground Railroad have proven Tubman a whip-smart survivor, strategist, and escape artist. Recruited by the Union Army, the diminutive and inconspicuous spy known as “Moses” leads a team of black scouts up South Carolina’s Combahee River to find a hole in Southern defenses through which Union gunships can sail. Among them is one Samuel Heyward, a runaway who works his way into her guarded heart through his strength and devotion.
But danger abounds and each reconnaissance mission poses new threats. As Tubman searches for naval mines in the alligator infested river, she