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About the author:
C. C. Phillips grew up on a mixed farm along the edge of the Great Sandhills region of the Canadian prairies. 'The Hills' provided a wonderland of adventure and enchantment for a growing lad, his dog and saddle horse; the semi-annual two day cattle drive through the heart of the uninhabited landscape were highlights of the year.
As a youngster, Phillips attended a country school for the first six seasons of his formal education, making the three mile trek on horseback, buggy or cutter. It was here that he realized a love of stories and writing under the tutelage of Mrs. Harrison, a young teacher hailing from Britain.
With the family farming operation lacking in capacity, a young C. C. Phillips entered the work force, delving into a variety of occupations. He worked for a manufacturer of lenses for eye glasses, a tire retread plant and in the communications industry. Writing was relegated to a hobby as he turned his attention to providing for wife, son and daughter.
Phillips's adventurous spirit moved him and his family to La Ronge in central Saskatchewan, and from there to Uranium City in the province's extreme northwest corner. The latter, once a thriving mining community of five thousand, had dwindled to a near-ghost town of two hundred. Here, the wildlife, scenery and solitude captured his heart and rekindled the writer's imagination within.
Throughout the course of his life, C. C. Phillips has continued to write. Now retired, he is able to devote more time to pencil, pen and keyboard. The restoration of a pioneer's homestead shack, destined to be a writing retreat, occupies Phillips's moments of leisure. He and his wife currently reside in their country home in southern Saskatchewan.
Preston Diamond In Texas
C. C. Phillips
1869. Four long years after the North-South conflict, Texas remains in festering turmoil. The Rangers have been disbanded. The failed Medicine Lodge Treaty has Indian tribes on the warpath. Corruption and racial violence draw Hell to the surface. Death and the Devil ride side by side.
Robert E. Lee seeks government intervention to clean up thieves and Civil War relics who find life outside the law more palatable than hunger. On behalf of Texas cattlemen, Lee asks a personal favour from Washington's Chief Executive.
Major Charles Graydon, of the Tumble G ranch, requests assistance from the United States Army. He receives one man: Preston Diamond.
President Ulysses Grant's special emissary, Preston Diamond, has his first assignment. Can he salvage a faltering Texas cattle industry?
- Publication Date:
- 1466278552 / 9781466278554
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Westerns / General