NO GOOD LIKE IT IS

MCKENDREE R. LONG III

  • Pub. Date: April 2010
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN-13: 9781450580786
  • ISBN: 1450580785

Product Description

1858, Fort Gibson, Indian Territory. 2d Lieutenant Dobey Walls meets and bonds with veteran Corporal Jimmy Melton. As the Civil War begins, they leave to join the 8th Texas Cavalry in Houston, then take part in the first and the final charges of the Army of Tennessee. Between those events, they ride with Nathan Bedford Forrest, play an honorable role in the Fort Pillow Massacre, harass Sherman with Shannon’s Raiders, and visit the second best brothel in Atlanta. As surrender looms, they’re released to search for Dobey’s long-missing family in the Texas Panhandle. Their efforts are hampered by destitute farmers, lonely widows, dangerous militia, freed slaves, and runaways, who increase their numbers and excitement. In the process, they save a quadroon and her daughter from Yankee deserters who have stolen a Union payroll. This act of mercy brings them romance but puts Pinkerton detectives and a renegade lawman on their trail. Confederate Cherokees and Cheyenne Dog Soldiers add to the chaos.
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE AUTHOR:
 
NO GOOD LIKE IT IS by McKendree R. Long III is a Historical Fiction set in 1858. It carries you across the country from Arkansas to Texas. It is well written with depth, detail and history. It is a great adventure of Texas Rangers during the Civil War. It has history, violence, it is about the western saga, Indians, slavery,justice,misadventures, the atrocities of the civil war, and adventures. The characters are easy to follow. They are a colorful group of people. It is a fast paced, page turning story that will keep you wondering long after the story has unfolded.  This is a story about two soldiers who rode with Terry’s Texas Rangers and the people they encountered. One of the soldiers, Dobey Walls, is searching for his family, who has left one  fort to move on to another. They run across widows, freed slaves, murderers, Confederate Cherokees, stolen Union payroll and detectives. This is an adventure to be sure. I would recommend this story especially if you enjoy misadventures, history and the military of old. This book was received for review from the author and details can be found at Createspace and the author’s website mckendreerlongiii.com.
RATING: 5
REVIEWED BY: April Renn
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