A Good Man?

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iUniverse, Dec 20, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
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The so-called fast gun slingers from the Wicked Wild West could have picked up some pointers from their peers in Pikeville and the Tug River areas of 1876 Kentucky and their West Virginia neighbors in Huntington and nearby Buff alo Creek. Young men in this era could draw a pistol and hit a fifty cent piece twice and reholster their weapon; the bystanders would swear the shooter had never moved. Their babies teethed on their pappys .44-40s and stood up for the first time pulling themselves upright on their eight-year old brothers hunting rifles. Matthew OShannon and his Cherokee blood brother Jon Ridge are dragged into a feud that leaves Matts grandfather and parents murdered. When they defend themselves, they are slandered and labeled by their neighbors as murderers and killers. To avoid the feud, Matt, his brother Byron, and his Cherokee Indian friend Jon Ridge plan to relocate in Colorado and New Mexico and breed horses. They leave by train with forty breeding horses and find themselves thrown shooting and fighting into another deadly feud with Cotton Brands clan, a notorious feuding Texan family. Its action from cover to cover with twists and turns in the plot that will delight the avid reader of Western Historical Fiction.
 

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Contents

THE McCOYS
1
A GOOD MAN ?
12
BITTERSWEET VENGEANCE
41
THE WILD WEST
79
BIRTH OF SHAWN NACK
132
THE LONER
182
THE HUNTED
225
DENVER QUEEN CITY OF THE PLAINS
237
THE MYSTERY OF THE NO NAME MINE
281
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I was born in 1925 in Parkersburg, W. Va. I served in WW II as an enlisted man and volunteered and graduated from Infantry OCS in Fontainebleau, France on May 16, 1945. In Europe I discharged thirty-two hundred German soldiers in Bremerhaven, Germany while assigned to the 29th Inf. Div.

I was recalled to active duty in 1951 and served in Korea as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Company Commander, and Bn. S-3. I was on the Island of Koje-do Prisoner of War Camps in Korea when the POW’s rioted. I was “L” Company Commander, and Compound 76 was in my jurisdiction when the POW’s in Compound 76 rioted and captured General Dodd, who was held prisoner underground for weeks.

I was awarded two Bronze Stars for valor.

I have written five books and have done extensive research in Biblical History. I was an Assistant Vice President with a financial institution, and President of an Air Conditioning Co., and owned my own Antique Business for twelve years. I lived in four States and worked in twenty-two. I have been there, done that and seen more than I care to remember. Thank you God!

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