Across The Purple Divide

Across The Purple Divide

by Harold G. Ross

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Eighteen year old William Shannon, from rugged Durango and Mesa Verde area, crosses the purple divide eastward to adventure in the rough gold mining towns of Colorado. He soon learns the dangers still present in the 1800’s as he rides the Smoky Hill Trail into Kansas, fighting rebel Kiowa Indians along the way. In Abilene he experiences the brutal world of bare-knuckle boxing matches with the local champion and bully. When circumstance sends the young and eager rancher to New York City, he witnesses the complex schemes of the business world and tries his luck in making his fortune. After three years he returns to Colorado, near Canon City, to meet his betrothed and finds her family engaged in a gun-fighting range war. Follow William's experiences through his thrilling adventures in this fast paced tale written in the Western tradition.

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BN ID: 2940014896030
Publisher: Harold G. Ross
Publication date: 10/16/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 205
File size: 187 KB

About the Author

Harold G Ross spent his early years on farms northeast and southwest of Junction City, Kansas, where he attended Grandview country school through the third grade. The remainder of his boyhood years were spent east of Manhattan, in the rolling Flint Hills of Kansas, where he attended Oak Grove country school, then Woodrow Wilson city school, and Manhattan High School. He attended Kansas State University for a year.
After college, Ross worked in the construction industry as surveyor, draftsman, inspector, estimator, and superintendent. He formed Ross and Michel Construction Company with Bill Michel, and subsequently the Ross and Michel Development Company, building and managing commercial properties.
After retiring he started writing poetry as a hobby and in the 1990’s and in 2001 published his first historical novel Brannick.
Across the Purple Divide is Ross’s sixth historical novel of the Western Genre.

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