Sole Source

Top Soldier

By Johnny D. Boggs
Read by Traber Burns

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781470850067

  • ISBN: 9781470850050

  • ISBN: 9781470850074

  • ISBN: 9781470860936

Runtime: 6.87 Hours
Category: Fiction/Westerns
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

William Lee Braden was no secessionist, no slave owner. In fact, when the polls opened in Jacksboro, Texas, on February 23, 1861, Braden rode twelve miles up Lost Creek from his small ranch not only to vote against secession, but on his ballot, right next to his signature, he wrote For the Union forever. But come the fall of 1861, William Lee Braden rode off to join his brother Jacob in Harrisburg to fight, not for the Confederacy, but rather to defend the state of Texas from invasion and occupation.

Braden left behind him his wife, Martha Jane Pierce Braden, and his six-year-old son, Pierce Jonathan Braden. Certainly, one of the things Wil Braden, as well as the others from Jack County who had joined the army, had overlooked was that the warlike Kiowas and Comanches would seize the opportunity to wage a series of raids against the undefended ranches and farms they had left behind.

Unlike many of the men who went off to war, Wil would return to Texas four years later with scars he tried to keep hidden and no desire to talk about his war experience.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of the best Western writers at work today!” Publishers Weekly
“Boggs has produced another instant page-turner…don’t put down the book until you finish it.” Tony Hillerman, New York Times bestselling author, on Killstraight
“Boggs delivers a colorful, clever, and arresting tale.” Santa Fe New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM), praise for the author

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Author Bio: Johnny D. Boggs

Johnny D. Boggs has worked cattle, been bucked off horses (breaking two ribs last time), shot rapids in a canoe, hiked across mountains and deserts, traipsed around ghost towns, and spent hours poring over microfilm in library archives—all in the name of finding a good story. He has won six Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America and a Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and has been called by Booklist magazine “among the best Western writers at work today.” He also writes for numerous magazines, including True West, Wild West, Boys’ Life, and Western Art & Architecture, speaks and lectures often, studies old Western and film noir movies, and finds time to coach Little League. A native of South Carolina and former newspaper journalist, he lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife and son. His website is www.JohnnyDBoggs.com.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Paperback
Category: Fiction/Westerns
Runtime: 6.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English