About the Author
I spent my engineering career working mostly aerospace advanced projects (what happens next). Having retired, I fortunately have too many hobbies and things to do.
Writing suffers, but I managed to write this book.
Among the things I do…I’m a private pilot and restored my classic airplane from the basic airframe up. I target shoot and reload my own ammunition. I fish and tie trout flies. Gardening and landscaping are fun, if not always successful. I paint in acrylics and oils. The paintings on book’s cover and the title page are mine. My wife and I travel, via my airplane, airlines, cruise ships and our recreation vehicle. Family events, thankfully, are a major part of our lives. Wood and metal working, among more things, help round out my day.
First Up the River, 1819
by Kent O'Kelly
Jake Murphy joins the 1819 Stephen Long expedition up the Missouri, headed to the Yellowstone River with the first steamboat to ascend the river, the Western Engineer. Settlers are fast moving up the Missouri…threatening the lands of the Indians along and near the river. How do the Indians react? Does the expedition reach the Yellowstone? And, what happens on the way?
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