Gilly: A Humble Crusader

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Gilly: A Humble Crusader is the true story of how an ordinary man accomplished the extraordinary. It's also about getting second chances in life--and it's a love story between a father and his son. Through Gilly's example, we come to see how it is possible for each of us to achieve great acts by our own strengths.

In his fifties, at just the point in his life when he could say he "had done well" as a rancher, entertainer, and family man, Gilbert Roberts suddenly faces a life-altering crisis in his family.

Then he happens to visit a Navajo Indian reservation and is appalled and saddened by the sight of so many starving people and dying children. Right then and there he vows to help them--and spend the rest of his life doing so.

Spanning one hundred years, the setting for the story is California and the Southwest. The human rights issues of indigenous peoples, which Gilly had bumped into that fateful day on the reservation in 1954, are just now getting global attention. Did Gilly's crusade, in some small measure, help that cause?

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About the Author:

Coauthor Howard Roberts, Gilly's son, followed in his father's footsteps both as a musician and as a crusader for Native American rights. Howard is a gifted trumpet player who lives in Alpine, California, with his wife Cheri. They are currently working on the second autobiographical and inspirational book about the Roberts family.

Barbara Munson, coauthor of Gilly: A Humble Crusader, is a 20-year journalist, author, ghostwriter and independent publisher. She lives in Golden, Colorado, with Allen and her two Siberian huskies. This is her second book.

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