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Finding Billy Battles An Account of Peril, Transgression and Redemption

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ISBN-10: 1493130315

ISBN-13: 9781493130313

Edition: 2013

Authors: Ronald E. Yates

List price: $29.99
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Western Kansas 1860. Billy Battles is born on a remote homestead just off the storied Santa Fe Trail. More than one hundred years later a great-grandson inherits two trunks filled with Billy's personal effects. In those trunks are several secret journals that reveal an astonishing life of adventure and violence that until now was obscured by the haze of time and Billy's desire for secrecy. The journals tell of a man both haunted and hunted who, in a desperate search for peace and redemption, journeys far from the untamed American West to the Far East, South America, and Europe. In amazing detail they describe Billy's interaction with a wide assortment of men and women--some legendary, a few…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation LLC
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 302
Size: 0.24" wide x 0.35" long x 0.32" tall
Weight: 0.110

Ronald E. Yates is a former award-winning foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and Dean Emeritus of the College of Media at the University of Illinois where he was also a professor of journalism. He is the author of the Kikkoman Chronicles: A Global Company with A Japanese Soul, published by McGraw-Hill. His books also include Aboard the Tokyo Express: A Foreign Correspondent's Journey Through Japan, a collection of columns translated into Japanese, as well as two journalism textbooks: the Journalist's Handbook and International Reporting and Foreign Correspondents. Yates lived and worked as a foreign correspondent in Japan, Southeast Asia and Latin America where he covered several…