The Boys From Bent Willow: A Saga of World War II

 
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The year is 1911. A deep, dark, and dirty Depression grips the land. The "insiders" are planning to acquire unbelievable riches by exploring for oil in the Dakota Badlands. The Grand Pre and Iverson clans are caught up in a spider web of intrigue, guile and grand theft by the money market manipulators - the Great Western Land and Banking Ltd., known as "The Syndicate". Canute Iverson, former president of the Farmers & Merchants Bank in Pleasant Valley is in prison on trumped up charges of "misappropriation of funds". Iver "Cowboy "Iverson, former bank president before Canute, has taken over the 15,000 acre Medicine Bow and is slowly going broke. Rachel Porter, nee Myerson, Canute's conniving mother-in-law, holds title to the Medicine Bow. She will clear the deeds only if her grandchildren, Samuel and Muggie, come to live with her in Minneapolis. Their mother, Sybil, had been killed wen a horse, spooked by a rattler, fell back on her. Meanwhile the specter of war descends over Europe. "Rosenfeld wants a war and he's gonna get it. Thinkin' folks don't wanna get into another fracas, but Rosenfeld and his cutthroat cohorts'll dream up somethin' to pull us into another shootin' war..." Canute is concerned that his younger brother, Aaron "Swede" Iverson, a Marine Corp aviator flying fighters off the Carrier Enterprise, will shortly be involved. The shooting was comes, but through the back door, on 7 December 1941. Japan triggers"Rosenfeld's war", and Swede is soon personally involved. Canute is waging another kind of war as he takes on Rachel Porter and the two shyster lawyers who are cheating him out of the ranch, and the mineral rights.

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