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Kensington Books, Oct 1, 2006 - Fiction - 560 pages
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First mountain man: Mountain man Preacher's plans to attend the annual rendezvous are changed when he agrees to lead a train of sixty wagons on the last leg of the rugged trail to Oregon, confronting scheming outlaws and hostile Native Americans along the way.

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User Review  - fuzzi - LibraryThing

A fairly good, though formula western, about a young man who leaves home in order to see the world. He manages to survive, and eventually becomes a mountain man: a trapper of early 1800's America. Worth a read, maybe a re-read. Read full review

Bought as a gift for my mother. She loved it.

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Bought as a gift for my mother. She loved it. Read full review

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William W. Johnstone was born in Southern Missouri on October 28, 1938. He quit school when he was fifteen to join a carnival, but went back and finished high school in 1957. He worked as a deputy sheriff, spent time in the army, and then went into radio broadcasting, where he worked for sixteen years. He started writing in 1970, but was his first book, The Devil's Kiss, was not published until late 1979. He wrote over 200 books during his lifetime including the Ashes series, Code Name series, Mountain Man series, The First Mountain Man series, and Eagles series. Two of his books, Eagle Down and Dagger, were written under the pen name of William Mason. He died on February 8, 2004 at the age of 65.

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