For me anyway....
These are photographs of the the Old West from the 1800's. Life was certainly different. This is not Hollywood's interpretation, casting, or costuming. The only thing missing (fortunately) is are odors. Well worth the time to take a visual trip back in time.
They are particularly interesting for me, because my grandfather was born in the vicinity of many photos, in what was then Indian Territory (now North Dakota). His father and my great grandfather, died at Custer's Last Mistake. His killers may be lurking in one of the photos. I can see ground over which my great grandfather rode his horse and the type of housing my grandfather "enjoyed" as a young child (officer's quarters, not a tent).
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.