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Inhaltsangabe: When a great-grandson inherits two aging trunks and a stackof meticulously detailed journals penned by his great-grandfather, he sets outto fulfill his great-grandfather's last request: to tell the story of anincredible life replete with adventure, violence, and tragedy. Thegreat-grandfather's name is Billy Battles--a man often trapped and overwhelmedby circumstances beyond his control.
For much of his 100-year-long life Billy is a man missingand largely unknown to his descendants. His great-grandson is about to changethat. As he works his way through the aging journals and the other possessions hefinds in the battered trunks he uncovers the truth about his mysteriousgreat-grandfather--a man whose deeds and misdeeds propelled him on an extraordinaryand perilous journey from the untamed American West to the inscrutable FarEast, Latin America and Europe.
As he flips through the pages of the handwritten journals pennedby his great-grandfather, he learns of Billy's surprising connections to theSpanish-American War, French Indochina, and revolutions in Mexico and otherLatin American countries. But most of all he learns that in finding BillyBattles he has also found a long lost and astonishing link to the past.
From the Author:
The Finding Billy Battles trilogy tells the amazing story of a man who is born in 1860 and who dies in 1960. In between Billy lives an improbable and staggering life of adventure, peril, transgression, and redemption. Then Billy mysteriously disappears. For several decades his family has no idea where he is or what he is doing.
Finally, with his life coming to an end, Billy resurfaces in an old soldiers' home in Leavenworth, Kansas. It is there when he is 98 that he meets his 12-year-old great-grandson and bequeaths his journals and his other property to him -- though he is not to receive them until he is much older.
Years later, the great-grandson finally reads the journals and fashions a three volume trilogy that tells of his great-grandfather's audacious life in the old west. But it doesn't stop there. The trilogy follows Billy on his improbable journeys to the Far East of the 1890s, including French Indochina and The Philippines. Finally, in the 20th century, we learn of Billy's travels to Europe, Mexico and Latin America where his adventures and predicaments continue. One thing readers can be sure of, wherever Billy Battles goes trouble is not far behind.
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