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'The Fiddler on Pantico Run' is a genealogy adventure
'The Fiddler on Pantico Run' is a genealogy adventure

-------------------- The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, a Search for Family Joe Mozingo Free Press: 304 pp, $25.99 -------------------- Joe Mozingo's captivating debut, "The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, a Search for Family," had the luxury of slowly developing as a series in the Los Angeles Times before being rewritten in book form. One wonders why more books don't start out like this, because the nonfiction story unfolds like an adventure novel. Mozingo, who grew up in Orange County, investigated his genealogical background using his very non-English-sounding last name as a jumping-off...

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