This was wartime and men lived and died fighting their enemy . . . and sometimes they died fighting each other. Cole looked at the men, raised his hand, and said in a voice loud enough for everyone in the room to hear, "Don't do it, boys. Sturman was a yellow cur, and a deserter, and you don't have to die trying to avenge the likes of him.
There were seven Indians and they were standing around two semi-naked white women who appeared to be a mother and daughter. Charlie took a deep breath and let it out slowly. Then he aimed - - and fired, and fired, and fired again, repeatedly. He dropped four of the Indians before they knew what hit them. Then he charged into the clearing and shot another Indian reaching for his gun.
"My name is Charles Longstreet."
The men looked at each other as recognition set in. "You're the Lone Jack Kid?"
The Kid smiled. "The one and only." He pulled his hat off of his head and waved it in the air, then he gave the Rebel yell. "See you money grubbers in hell, boys." He jerked the reins, and nudged Comet with his heals. She turned her head and leaped into the bubbling stream with water as high as the stirrups, and dashed across, splashing tendrils of water high in the air on both sides of her. It was an impressive display of horsemanship, and the toll collectors watched with grudging admiration.
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I'm a Korean Veteran, and I retired from the FDNY. While I was on the job I Invented a firefighting apparatus, and was granted 2 Patents. I started writing at the age of 75 hoping to raise money to send my grandchildren to better schools.
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5 Star Meet Charles Longstreet. During the Civil War, he was involved in a shoot out with John Sturman. Just after Sturman dies, three of his friends enter the saloon and challenge Charles. With Cole Younger and Ned Buntline backing him, Charles shoots all three of the challengers. Little did he know that Ned was a reporter and would be writing a story about him. After the war ended, Charles heads to Virginia City to help his brother Bob. Along the way he is challenged to numerous gunfights, and also helps a lot of people who are in tough situations. After one such shootout, he finds out from the sheriff of the dime novel that Ned had written. He curses Ned for the problems he has caused. After getting to Virginia City and learning of his brothers troubles, Charles decides he needs help from his friends, the Younger brother and the James brothers, so he sends Cole Younger a wire. The James-Younger gang arrives and things heat up even more. This is one Western that I have to compare to Louis Lamour's work. The writing style itself compares to those of Lamour's Sackett series. Mr. Corso has a lot of potential with his Old West novels. Some of my favorite quotes from the book are - "Some people don't believe in a God. Some don't believe that Jesus ever existed. Well, I have a surprise for those folks. Whether Jesus existed of didn't exist doesn't matter because it is one and the same." "That's easy, Jesse, We're gonna sell him back his life in exchange for his wealth."
Reviewed by Paul Johnson for Readers' Favorite It is the end of the Civil War and Frank and Jesse James and Cole Younger weren't as well known as Bloody Bill Anderson and Quantrill, yet. Then there was Charles Longstreet who was friends with the James’ and Youngers’. This is his story about a battle in the town of Lone Jack and meeting up with Ned Buntline. Buntline writes a dime novel and Charles unwittingly becomes The Lone Jack Kid. But, the story doesn't stop there. After leaving the Army, Longstreet sets out to help his brother in Virginia City who is having a spot of trouble. It is a long trip and along the way, the legend of the Lone Jack Kid grows as Longstreet meets several gunmen out to make a name for them by challenging him. As his travels continue, he helps out a wagon train and saves a mother and daughter from a group of Indians. Finally arriving in Virginia City he finds out the trouble waiting there. So, knowing he needs help, he sends for his old war friends to aid in his little war. And that is just the beginning. "The Adventures of the Lone Jack Kid" is a well-written story. The author’s imagination sets a true tale of adventure in a raw land, only beginning to recuperate from a long deadly war. I found myself liking the Kid from the beginning as he unknowingly becomes a true western hero. With swagger and guns blazing, the Kid is determined to do what he thinks best, or else . . . Well done.
Action packed Western With the Civil War raging around and death a normal occurrence, knowing whom you can trust can mean the difference between life and death. When a stranger stands beside Charles Longstreet in Lone Jack, Missouri during a gunfight, neither man could possibly realise how the events that day will shape both their futures. The story which follows, is a brilliant Wild West adventure, with a strong storyline, which quickly immerses the reader into what life was like at that time. A time when cowboys and Indians ruled the Wild West, gunslingers and sheriffs are in every town, love is to be taken when it can, lawlessness is at a peak and life is cheap. Even if you are not a Wild West fan already, you will be when you’ve you read this book, which contains many of the names of legend along with a new one the Lone Jack Kid.