Canyon of Death

Canyon of Death

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by Richard Puz
     
 

On the American Frontier in the 1800s, the greatest loss of life on the Oregon Trail was not from Indians, accidents, or weather. The biggest danger was unexpected, silent, and deadly. Josiah and his party come across a large herd of cattle on its way to the California gold fields with drovers that are dying or dead. Read Puz's latest novel, Bride by Mail.

Overview

On the American Frontier in the 1800s, the greatest loss of life on the Oregon Trail was not from Indians, accidents, or weather. The biggest danger was unexpected, silent, and deadly. Josiah and his party come across a large herd of cattle on its way to the California gold fields with drovers that are dying or dead. Read Puz's latest novel, Bride by Mail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033037391
Publisher:
Richard Puz
Publication date:
12/01/2011
Series:
American Frontier--Short Stories by Richard Puz , #9
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
372,209
File size:
173 KB

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Meet the Author

Richard Puz’s books are well researched. They bring to life the stories of American settlers who lived two centuries ago. He has journeyed throughout the world and has spent months traveling across America to search out the locations for his books. His novels are currently in a series called Six Bulls. These include Avenge, Six Bulls-The Ohioans, and The Carolinian. His latest novel, Bride by Mail, is being published in 2013. It is the last book in his Six Bulls series.The novels in the Six Bulls series draw from family tales about settlers who journeyed to the American frontier in the 1800s. Their stories, passed down through the generations, paint pictures of courageous and adventurous people—a hearty lot—who had perseverance, self reliance, and, despite dangers and the unknown, overcame their fears. Most were not famous or widely celebrated, yet they carved out homes, farms, and a life on the frontier, and, in the process, created a great nation.His observations follow:"American settlers are heroes in my eyes, and it is an honor to include some of their folklore in my novels."From my research, I have a better understanding of the Native American’s plight. Despite being fierce and resourceful, they were ultimately swept aside by the oncoming tide of settlers. There came a time for understanding and compassion by the conquering invaders. In too many instances, this did not occur, and that disgraceful stain is part of our historical legacy."Like those ancestors, I, too, am on a journey, too."

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Canyon of Death 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice short that poses a serious moral question. I would like to know what happens to the characters in an extended story. But that's the downfall of reading short stories. The author adds some brief history regarding the events taking place in the story which is a nice bonus. Give this one a read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GOOD READ! This is a story based on well researched facts about the mid 1800's California gold rushes. It was a really fun way to learn interesting facts about the gold rushes. I plan to read more of this author's works.
MonicaFMF More than 1 year ago
A group of three men are traveling out to California during the gold rush to find their fortune. They stumble across a group of sick men. What will they do? A crisp, easy to read, factual narrative grace the pages of this short story. Authentic, heart warming characters add to the conflict and resolution. Overall, a touching story.
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