Overview

Edition 5. April 2012.
Was the Old West really won, or merely stolen? Opinions differ on that one.
We go back to a time when Law was more or less what men made up as they went along.
A runaway English teenage lout called Willie ends up in Carolina near the end of the Civil War and stumbles through a career of dishonesty and danger to that point in every man’s life where he ...

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Rising in the West

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Overview

Edition 5. April 2012.
Was the Old West really won, or merely stolen? Opinions differ on that one.
We go back to a time when Law was more or less what men made up as they went along.
A runaway English teenage lout called Willie ends up in Carolina near the end of the Civil War and stumbles through a career of dishonesty and danger to that point in every man’s life where he has to pause and decide what kind of a man he is going to be.
He becomes Ben Grace, bravest man, fastest gun, and a target for every crook in Montana.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000798539
  • Publisher: John Barrett Rose
  • Publication date: 12/8/2009
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 415 KB

Meet the Author

The problem with e-book servers, from an author's point of view, is the lack of strict classification.My own e-novels are on Smashwords because I do not like Amazon's business principles, but here a similar condition applies - there are not enough classes to choose from. (I absolutely loathe being classed in the so-called 'adult' fiction category with the present gush of badly written essays about peculiarly sexed zombies and vampires.)I happen to enjoy writing in different styles, in different periods, with different plots, characters and styles and points of view. Sometimes I choose as a protagonist a tough older man battling fate, at other times a teenage girl awakening in response to developing adulthood: none of this a clever way of marketing books, but it is what pleases me to write; and all of it requiring one hell of a lot of research, which of course is also a pleasure.I have had satisfaction in portraying decent love; have enjoyed taking the p*ss out of pornography; and have earned deep pleasure in tracing the development of a thieving youth into an honest man. (Something which paralleled my own development from a mindless lout fortunately presented with a clear choice of futures.)I like to have a love theme running through every work, but these vary from delicate young first love to older characters discovering something wonderful after having given up hope of finding it.These cannot be accurately classed under the simplistic system in use.I would appreciate suggestions, So, perhaps, might the e-book retailers.
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