“People come up to me after readings and marvel at the reality of those times, even people who are knowledgable about the Civil War. You might be shocked, too.”
--John H. Brown
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A Wind of Many Colors by John H. Brown
LOVE & HONOR. LUST & OBSESSION. MURDER & DECEIT.
FREEDOM & BONDAGE.
TRIUMPH & DEFEAT. ALL IN ONE BOOK.
If you're looking for the good stuff from the pages of American history, find it here. Epic in scope and intimate in detail, this historic novel is an adventure for anyone, young or old, who loves a robust story that is well-told.
Set in the period that led to the Civil War, historian John H. Brown speaks with authority in this factual recreation of the 1860s American frontier where human dignity was preserved by some and sacrificed by others.
Begin with the Purdy family of Three Creeks, Kentucky, and follow the conquest that drives Purdy and a band of loyalists through rugged trails and territories, up and down the Mississippi, the Missouri and the Osage, across the Rockies and the Ozark mountains to the City of Kansas, a rowdy settlement at the edge of civilization. Readers who plug into the story will relive the adventure and the passion of those who carved the foundation of freedom out of a rugged frontier. The narrative cuts so close to the truth, readers wonder--where's the fiction? (more)
|Booksigning & Barnstorming--and You’re Invited
Oh, the stories we’ll tell!
Fiddle Around...with a musical master who fiddles a few tunes at the Alexander Majors estate, headquarters of the Pony Express.
Storm the Barn... as Henry County native John Brown--the novelist, not the abolitionist--entertains with tales of the saints and sinners from the Old West--your ancestors, all. Brown’s robust characters bring action and drama to the pages of his pre-Civil War epic, A Wind of Many Colors. Get the good stuff in American history from John Brown.
Taste Frontier Flavors... sample cider and spice cakes and mingle with the phantom of Alexander Majors in the private rooms and nooks of the antebellum home. And who knows? We may play a round of croquet on the spacious lawn.
All This...on State Line Road, the dividing line between Missouri and Kansas with its history of bloody border wars that led to the Civil War.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
3:00 Booksigning & Barnstorming at Alexander Majors Estate
8201 State Line Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64114
Walk-ins are welcome.
Groups of 4 or more, please call 816.223.5008
“Reminiscent of the breadth of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind and the suspense of John Jakes' North and South.”
“An epic drama played out on the cusp of the Civil War, an homage to women of uncommon character and men of uncommon resolve--our ancestors, all.”
“...so fact-filled, you'll feel smarter after reading it.” --
“An 1840-60's love story set amongst a group of robust and rambunctious characters, many tied to Southern plantations. Their lurid melodrama becomes guiltily compelling.”
John H. Brown--Novelist, historian, businessman.
Known nationally as a business innovator and entrepreneur, John Brown moved from the board rooms to the book stores with the success of his pre-Civil War epic, A Wind of Many Colors.
His reputation as a masterful speaker and storyteller solidified during his career as a corporate leader, consultant and keynote speaker, most recently as a managing partner in the Dale Carnegie Franchise of Greater Kansas City. He pioneered as an owner of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers at a time when personal computers were still new. He also founded MAJEC, a video production and publishing company where his research and copywriting skills led to an encore career as a novelist.
Brown channeled forty years of research in American history into A Wind of Many Colors, the first in his Civil War-era trilogy.
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