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I Bit the Silver Spoon
     

I Bit the Silver Spoon

by John Duncklee
 

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"I read Will James, and dreamed of becoming a cowboy." John Duncklee shared the dream of many young boys. But growing up in the years of the Great Depression were difficult and his father had other plans for John. His mother's death and his father's re-marriage changed his life forever.

Withdrawn, resentful of authority, but determined to make his dream come

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"I read Will James, and dreamed of becoming a cowboy." John Duncklee shared the dream of many young boys. But growing up in the years of the Great Depression were difficult and his father had other plans for John. His mother's death and his father's re-marriage changed his life forever.

Withdrawn, resentful of authority, but determined to make his dream come true, John barreled along the rocky journey to manhood. Throughout a multitude of jobs, college, and the military, the desire to be a cowboy lived on in John's heart.

Join us in this emotional, sometimes humorous, but always entertaining memoir of one man's attempt to live life on his own terms.

"John Duncklee's memoirs remind us that individualism, personal courage, and honesty can still thrive in America." – Jim Woolard, award winning author of Thunder in the Valley, Winds of Autumn, Blood at Dawn, and Cold Moon

"Writers, readers, ranchers, and working cowhands everywhere should all be grateful John Duncklee bit that silver spoon and lived to write about it." – Johnny D. Boggs, two-time Spur Award-winning author of Camp Ford and East of the Border

"John Duncklee is the last of a dying breed – a cowboy adventurer out of the pages of Louis L'Amour or Luke Short – with a touch of the mad, irascible poet added like whiskey to campfire coffee." – Peter Brandvold, author of the Lou Prophet and Rogue Lawman novels published by Berkley

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044788657
Publisher:
Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery
Publication date:
08/13/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
354 KB

Meet the Author

John Duncklee is an award-winning author of sixteen plus books and multiple short stories and articles. His published work covers fiction, non-fiction, satire, unusual tales, and poetry. Prior to his writing career, John was a university professor in both the United States and Mexico, a cattle rancher, Quarter Horse breeder, designer of mesquite wood furniture, and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He lives in New Mexico with his wife, Penny, an illustrator and artist.

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