Liver-Eating-Johnson: (a.k.a. Jeremiah Johnson) The Truth Finally Revealed [NOOK Book]


John "Liver-Eating" Johnston, a.k.a., Jeremiah Johnson of Hollywood movie fame, has been an enigma for the student of early American history and the old West. Little has been written about the true life of "Jeremiah Johnson." This book unfolds the reality that was Johnston's life.

From whaler to gold miner, to Indian fighter and lawman, Johnston's life is accurately portrayed.

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Liver-Eating-Johnson: (a.k.a. Jeremiah Johnson) The Truth Finally Revealed

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John "Liver-Eating" Johnston, a.k.a., Jeremiah Johnson of Hollywood movie fame, has been an enigma for the student of early American history and the old West. Little has been written about the true life of "Jeremiah Johnson." This book unfolds the reality that was Johnston's life.

From whaler to gold miner, to Indian fighter and lawman, Johnston's life is accurately portrayed.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011387036
  • Publisher: Dennis McLelland
  • Publication date: 5/30/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 179,861
  • File size: 462 KB

Meet the Author


Dennis McLelland Ed.D.

“Have you ever been out for a late autumn walk in the closing part of the afternoon, and suddenly looked up to realize that the leaves have practically all gone? And the sun has set and the day gone before you knew it - and with that a cold wind blows across the landscape? That's retirement.” Stephen Leacock

Here I sit. Sixty-four years have rocketed by and I suddenly find myself with considerable time on my hands. One year after World War II, I was yanked from a tenuous closet of safety and delivered quite roughly by a midwife with monstrous, calloused hands. I grew and seemed to blow out every pair of shoes. The years passed too quickly. College, Grad School, marriage, kids, divorce, re-marriage, great times - brutal times.

When I was fourteen, it was a very good year. It was the first season that smiled upon me. I wrote and published my first article for a Teamster’s Union Newsletter. Jimmy Hoffa hadn’t gone missing yet, so my article was anything but sensational. The article I wrote focused upon the history of the A&P supermarkets; nothing spectacular; but I was published!

I was quickly transported to the fall of 1982; the year when I published my second article. I was an educator for thirty-years in various high schools, and began to regularly submit articles to various newspapers and magazines in the field of education. I had the moxie and ability to write grants for my school districts, which brought in considerable sums of funding.

I was also able to speak at national education conferences, which helped to merge my writing with presentations on the results of my grants. In the 1990’s I also wrote articles in the area of “old west” history, specifically about the town of Tombstone and some of its most notable citizens.

In addition, and most importantly, I have shared my wife’s ministry for the past twenty-four years. She is a pastor who works with the Hispanic community. It was during this ministry that I realized that most Christians have little or no knowledge about what God’s word says about the rapture and end-time events. Hence, I decided to write a book with the purpose of helping people to find comfort and security in the Biblical fact that true Christians will not participate in the tribulation.

The year 1999 was similarly a very good year. I completed my dissertation and received an earned Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. I utilized this degree in Biblical counseling. In 2008, I authored a biography entitled “The Avenging Fury of the Plains,” which focused upon the historical character Jeremiah Johnson, as portrayed by Robert Redford in the 1972 film. To date, my book has sold nearly 600 copies. My book can be located online at Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Borders,, and other bookstores.

Retirement is glorious. My second career as a published author is stimulating - and plain fun!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Civil War starts in Fort Sumter, NC... REALLY?

    OK... so I actually paid for this book and made it through to page 116 where the author states the Civil War started in Fort Sumter, North Carolina. Last time I checked, last time I heard, matter of fact every thing I ever heard, read or saw states that Fort Sumter is actually in South Carolina... I had been pushing through until then but that did it. Had to quit the book. If anyone writes a book they need a good editor.

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    Posted November 21, 2011

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