The Adventures of Zack Gentry: A Tongue-in-Cheek History of the Opening of the West

The Adventures of Zack Gentry: A Tongue-in-Cheek History of the Opening of the West

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The Adventures of Zack Gentry: A Tongue-in-Cheek History of the Opening of the West by Clarence Robert Tower

Wouldn't it be phenomenal if a man could travel back in time and sit within a hostile Indian encampment, directly facing the legendary Lakota Chief Crazy Horse and listen to him tell you about the plight of his people? Or, what it would be like to stand on the brink of the Kingsbury Grade overlooking the Carson Valley, while conversing with the legendary Kit Carson, the man for whom the valley was named? Or, to stand on a high bluff in the Rocky Mountains and watch a Pony Express rider on his galloping pony deliver the mail? Or to be close enough to the Wounded Knee Massacre to hear the sounds of the gunfire? If you can imagine such a man being sent back in time, Zack Gentry could have been that person. Zack was also a man who loved his women, so there are a lot of strong women characters in his story-including "Calamity Jane" Cannary.

This is not a traditional Western novel, it's a capsulated history of the historical events and people during the time of America's westward expansion (with a little bit of "legend" thrown in!)
It's a great read for both men and women-young adults to old-timers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480145986
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/21/2012
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Clarence Robert Tower is a lifelong resident of California's Silicon Valley. As an accomplished artist, he takes on the task of writing with the deep-seated philosophy that scenery and actions can be captured with words, as skillfully as an artist captures scenery on canvas. In addition, he recognizes that a sense of rhythm is essential to easy reading. With that conviction, he went forward with the writing of his earlier book, "Seventy Years in the Silicon Valley, an Anecdotal History." With the same philosophy as a constant guide, he eagerly took on the task of writing this current book, The Adventures of Zack Gentry.

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