Rush to Destiny [NOOK Book]

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In this rousing frontier epic, Larry Jay Martin breathes life into one of the most exciting periods in American history - and into one of its most extraordinary heroes: Edward Fitzgerald Beale, a man whose hunger for adventure led him to feats of valor on the high seas, in the dense jungles of Rio, the rough frontier towns of Texas, and the bloody battles that would finally herald Alta California into the union. On the Atlantic, a young navy midshipman named Ned Beale wins friends in high places - including ...
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Rush to Destiny

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Overview

In this rousing frontier epic, Larry Jay Martin breathes life into one of the most exciting periods in American history - and into one of its most extraordinary heroes: Edward Fitzgerald Beale, a man whose hunger for adventure led him to feats of valor on the high seas, in the dense jungles of Rio, the rough frontier towns of Texas, and the bloody battles that would finally herald Alta California into the union. On the Atlantic, a young navy midshipman named Ned Beale wins friends in high places - including Commodore Robert F. Stockton and President James K. Polk - for his irrepressible, can-do attitude. In the Caribbean he confronts the horrors of the slave trade, and as ship's master on the flagship of the Pacific fleet, he sails into port of Alta California...and into the blood and dust of war. Now, with Kit Carson and Captain John Charles Fremont, he'll lead his sailor volunteers against the festooned lances of the Mexican soldados, pouring his soul and sweat into this land of parched beauty to secure it for the States. For Ned Beal has a vision of a road that extends sea to sea, and he'll crisscross this wild country, braving Indians, Californios, and the elements to see it become reality.
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - John Walden
"...as in his El Lazo novels, Mr. Martin displays a keen historical eye for the period he is writing about. From the clothing worn to the food eaten or the weapons used by his characters, it is clear this author has done his research." John Walden, History Room, Beale Memorial Library
RT Book Reviews - Kathy Robin
"In the tradition of the great biographers comes this tale of a real-life character whose experiences rival many fictional heros. RUSH TO DESTINY belongs in a collection with the finest carefully researched, accurate, and realistic novels." Kathy Robin, RAVE REVIEWS, New York, NY
Amazon - David Brown
From the producer of Jaws & Cocoon, David Brown: "What a fascinating character Ned Beale was! An intelligent and raucous read!" David Brown, producer, JAWS and COCOON, New York, NY
Amazon - Jane Jane
Since I love these types of histories, especially one as exciting as this, I dove right into the book, much of the story being known to me from previous readings. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the in-depth stories and insights into early California history. I have to say that I was not disappointed at all by this book, Edward Fitzgerald Beale's interesting life was well written and delivered.
Amazon - Kristin Brennen
A friend of mine recommended this book to me because I'm a history nerd. Eventhough I think I'm a walking encyclopedia, I had no clue who Ned Beale was. Now, I do though, thanks to this book. I'm glad about that because I always like reading books that chronicle the lives of those unsung heroes. Ned Beale was an amazing guy interesting and complex guy. He was in the military. He was an explorer. He championed the rights of slaves and Native Americans. I wish I could have met him.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012952141
  • Publisher: Wolfpack Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/5/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

L. J. Martin is the author of 26 westerns, historicals, and mysteries. In this biographical novel, using Beale's own journals, he's created a wonderful and educational study of Beale and his time. L. J. is married to Kat Martin, an NYT bestselling author. The Martin's live in Montana and California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    Sparrow

    Sparrow[~•~] She lays in her tree and lays her mouse on the large branch. It lay looking limp and about to slide off, untouched. Instead, Sparrow watched the stars in the sky glumly and touched her feather necklace.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2003

    Song for an Unsung Hero

    The history of the West is filled with heroic characters largely forgotten in our day -- not because they are undeserving, merely because the frontier required so many great men and women we haven't room for them all in our memories. With RUSH TO DESTINY Larry Jay Martin lifts one such hero out of obscurity and into the limelight of recognition he deserves. Edward F. Beale's adventures make for fascinating reading. He crosses from one side of the continent to the other repeatedly -- by boat, by mule train, by horseback, even aboard a camel. Not only does Beale make history himself, he knows and works with other, more famous pioneers including John C. Fremont, Stephen Watts Kearney, Robert Stockton, and others. Just as fascinating is Beale's lifelong fued with Norvell Johansen, a fictional character and perfect foil created by the author. All in all, a well-written good read with a lot to teach us about history.

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