This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (Goodreads, B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Geree McDermott for Readers' Favorite
In this fascinating narrative account of Black Bart, we travel back in time to the Old West and learn that when Wells Fargo Bank ruins Charles Boles’s successful gold mine operation, he stops mining and starts robbing ... Wells Fargo stage coaches, that is. The only way Charley can think of to hit Wells Fargo Bank where it hurts is to steal the cash boxes and mail bags off their stage coaches. In his fifties, he starts robbing stage coaches and eventually is known as the bandit Black Bart, but acquires other names as well, such as The Gentleman Bandit because he was polite while he robbed the stage coaches and never stole from passengers. Also known as The Walker, he never rode horses and walked to and from his robberies. His age and his habit of walking helped him avoid apprehension because lawmen looked for a young man galloping away on a horse, and not an older man who casually walked down the road. In all, he robbed 28 stage coaches before his arrest.
Bruce Bradley’s The Walker is the exciting life story of the outlaw Black Bart. Based on facts, the untold story of Black Bart revealed in a believable, thoroughly researched, and well written, fast paced narrative is a pleasure to read. Bruce Bradley does a magnificent job of writing The Walker in the voice of Charles Boles/Black Bart. He also provides details of his extensive research, which I appreciated and enjoyed reading almost as much as the story itself. Well done, Mr. Bradley, this is a must-read!