This best-selling, historically accurate novel series renders Porter's life in story form, bringing it alive for adults and teens alike. (While Volume 1 sets the stage for the series, Volumes 2-4 engage readers more completely as Porter's life becomes increasingly dangerous and interesting.)
Volume 1 begins with his childhood years in New York, where he becomes best friends with the future Mormon prophet Joseph Smith. The story continues through Porter's settlement with the Mormons in Missouri, where he fights against mobs and falls in love with a vivacious young woman.
Readers witness his humorous courtship, as he is determined to marry her. He meanwhile proves himself in friendship and loyalty to his neighbors, and even as a teen becomes their protector. In a surprise move, the young woman he loves agrees to marry him.
Based on solid research from the best-selling biography by the author, Dewey proves himself a capable novelist as well as best-selling biographer.
First hardcover printing sold out in only 8 days. Now in 5th Hardcover Printing and in E-book.
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Dewey, a free-lance writer, hs conducted years of historical research on the Old West and the American Revolution. He has written and produced an award-winning television docudrama and, in broadcasting, has won two CLIO Awards in the U. S. and 38 foreign countries.
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Book Description Stratford Books, Provo, UT U. S. A., 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 092975316X Brand new hard cover with black and gold illustrated dust jacket. Never been read! ; Few men have endured the hardships and triumphs of pioneer gunfighter, Orrin Porter Rockwell. His family was his life. His best friend, Mormon prophet Joseph Smith, was his cause. And when he faced enemies who forced his people from their homes, a seed was planted which later blossomed into his future station in life--that of the only gunman to kill more outlaws than Doc Holladay, Tom Horn, Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp combined. Initially, he struggles with his choices, torn over whether or not to fight back, wanting to keep a watchful eye on his family and simultaneously adhere to Christian teachings of turning the other cheek. But his conscience led him down a unique path among his people to become a protector and fighter. This true story reveals his close friendship as a youngster with Joseph Smith, and follows his teenage years through an engaging yet humorous courtship with a young woman he meets and is determined to marry. The story then details his inner battles which haunt him through a frustrating marriage, where he struggles to keep domestic peace while waging a war against his enemies. Throughout it all, the center of his world becomes his oldest daughter, Emily. He takes her everywhere, through hair-raising adventures into badlands and into the deepest recesses of his heart. In this volume he faces foes from New York to Missouri which outnumber his band of friends, yet often they prevail. In fact, beating the odds becomes a way of life for them. Rockwell's inner conflicts tell the universal story of man's worst enemy being himself. He succeeds in some battles but not in others, yet consistently proves himself in one significant arena--that of friendship and loyalty. On that field, he always comes out the victor. Latter-day Saints are proud to view him as a folk hero. His story give those of all races and creeds who struggle a chance to review their own weaknesses and see a man who at least tries, and who does the best with what he has despite his extremely, and at times incredibly, rough edges. Reading this book allows the reader to see what a real hero can truly be about. Best of all, it's an accurate story, with years of meticulous research behind it, all of which glows in the authenticity of the times and events of early Mormon history, while pulling the reader into real people's lives and exploring their intriguing, complex characters. ; The Porter Rockwell Chronicles Series; Vol. 1; 6.25" x 9.25"; 486 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 22625
Book Description Stratford Books, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M092975316X
Book Description Stratford Books, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11092975316X
Book Description Stratford Books, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 5th th edition. 486 pages. 8.80x6.10x1.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 092975316X
Book Description Stratford Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 092975316X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0904509