Bob Stockton


Bob Stockton was born in Trenton, New Jersey. Leaving school in his junior year, Bob began a Navy career in 1957. Following Navy retirement in 1977, Bob has earned undergraduate and graduate degrees and worked as a shipyard welder’s helper, adjunct graduate instructor, epidemiologist, pharmaceutical trainer, and radio host. An avid motorcyclist, Bob currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida in close proximity to his three children, three grandchildren, and a large but amiable American bulldog named Bowser.

Smashwords Interview

What inspired you to craft this quite compelling tale of true-life historical fiction?
Counting Coup is really an extension of my second book, ‘Fighting Bob’. Kit Carson was a scout for my great-great-great grandfather Commodore ‘Fighting Bob’ Stockton during the California campaign of the Mexican -American War. In fact, the last two chapters of Counting Coup tie in with that era, this time from Kit Carson’s point of view.
What's the significance of the book's title?
Counting Coup is an American Indian term that the warriors gave to retelling the exploits of their victories over either enemy tribes or the early trappers and mountain men of the early nineteenth century. It was a sacred rite and no warrior was permitted to exaggerate their claims of bravery.
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Where to find Bob Stockton online

Where to buy in print


Listening To Ghosts
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 115,930. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
The author recounts his memories of growing up in the forties and fifties in a blue collar family, his escape to a twenty year career in the U.S. Navy and his service in surface (destroyer), sub surface (diesel electric submarines), patrol gunboat (Vietnam) and aviation reconnaissance squadrons in a moving and often emotional memoir.
Fighting Bob
Price: $3.03 USD. Words: 40,500. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Many things may be said about Bob Stockton, but one of them can never be that he doesn't have a copious imagination...Throughout the pages of Fighting Bob, Stockton takes the reader on a nonstop, action-packed literary thrill ride rife with danger, suspense, and the all-too-familiar machinations of political intrigue.
Counting Coup: The Odyssey of Captain Tom Adams
Price: $3.03 USD. Words: 57,050. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
An adventure novel of historical fiction based on the life and exploits of the famous trapper, scout and guide Christopher (Kit) Carson.

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adventure    adventure 1820s    ambush    battle    boot camp    cavalry    duels    gunboat    indian fighter    intrigue    monsoon    mountain man    naval    navy    pirates    scout    tactical air    trapper    vietnam