The Presidents Marshal

by La Merle Hodges



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/01/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781585002030

About the Book

'The President's Marshall' tells the story of a man who, at the age of 13, finds himself involved in the War Between the States. The story begins after he has been involved for three years. He survives the war, partakes in an adventure in the American west then pursues a girl to England. The story tells of the main character's adventures aboard a clipper ship. Later, after he is appointed a US Marshal by the President, he returns West with a lifelong Indian friend as 'The President's Marshal.'

About the Author

I was born in the farm and ranch country of Kansas in 1934. At an impressionable age, I traveled with my father and brother across the backcountry. Father, supporting two boys, worked his way through life by taking whatever jobs he could get.

We went to school here and there and learned a lot from Dad in between. He had been a cowhand, a farmer and worked on the railroad. He had his own farm that he lost to the Great Depression. He told us many a thrilling story of his experiences. Dad had one eye put out by an arrow and had a bullet in his leg. We finally settled in the timber country of Oregon. Growing up, we spent many a trip to the backcountry hunting. Dad taught us about guns and their proper use. Once I learned to read, I couldn't get enough, especially of the early West that dad's stories were about.

I did a hitch in the Navy and another in the Sea Bees. I spent most of my life in construction, but continued to read and study the West and the history of our country. It is my desire to write stories that are entertaining enough to allow one to just lean back and relax.