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characters of the Texas frontier that defy one-dimensional stereotypes. ---Roy G. Robinson, Publisher, Graham Newspapers

"The action never stops in Mike Kearby's The Road to a Hanging. As Free Anderson, an ex-slave and former Union army sergeant, goes west, he is chased by a diehard enemy from Civil War days. Free and Parks Scott, his former lieutenant and now a mustanger, fight their seperate and joined ways out of scrape after scrape. They come to life as do the historical characters they encounter-authentic western heroes like Wild Bill Hickok, Charlie Goodnight and his ex-slave sidekick, Bose Ikard, and the egomaniac George Armstrong Custer. First rate action and excellent characterization." --James Ward Lee- author of Adventures witha Texas Humanist

The Road to a Hanging merges social conscience with love of the Western novel. ---North Texas Star Storyteller & Rambler

About the Author

Avid Texas history devotee Mike Kearby grew up in Mineral Wells during the 1960s. At one time he taught English and coached high school football. After amassing five patents on irrigation technology, Mike retired to write in 2005. He lives with his wife on a ranch in Stephens County where they raise exotic antelope. The Road to a Hanging is his first book
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Trails End Books; 1st edition (September 22, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097884226X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978842260
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,773,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am new to this author, but I would rate his talent up with that of Louis La'mour. The characters are well developed. The story is full of action. The story is not predictable. There are many surprises as you read. I truly enjoyed the book. The only criticism I have for the author is that I didn't know this was a series. There are three books and they should be read in order.
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A young Negro slave by the name of George Anderson dreamed of being free, and when the advance of the Union Army brought them close to where he lived, he grabbed his chance and ran away to join them. He was made a member of the 62nd United States Colored Infantry, First Regiment, and was known as "Free" Anderson. He became friends with Parks Scott, a white Lieutenant who had offered to teach any man from the 62nd to read and write.

Now the Civil War was ending, and Anderson was at the Boca Chica in Texas. A confrontation makes an enemy of the cowardly Corporal Jubal Thompson. They are destined to meet each other again, only this time Thompson is a rogue Sheriff carrying out his vow of vengeance against Free. Jubal and his cohorts frame Anderson for cattle theft, and Free is convicted of the trumped-up charges, then thrown into jail to await hanging. Thompson hadn't counted on the young black woman, Clara, who was attracted to the prisoner and brought him food. Then Clara, along with Parks Scott, who now rounds up and sells mustangs, helps Free to escape. Jubal Thompson vows to re-capture Anderson and carry out his hanging sentence along with prosecution for anyone who helped him -- and the action kicks into high gear as Thompson chases Free across the Texas frontier.

Kearby includes a glossary of terms and words in Indian, western slang, and Spanish languages, and a page of questions for classroom use. THE ROAD TO A HANGING is the first book in a trilogy that follows the last battle of the Civil War when ex-slaves realized that freedom was often an empty word, and a state that was hard to gain.
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If you like good old typical westerns, with bad men, Indians, corrupt lawman and hot cowboy territories, then this book is for you !!! Parks and Free take you on an adventurous journey. A must read for western lovers. Enjoy!!!
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Mike Kearby writes in the forceful, gritty style of popular Western novelists like Max Brand and Elmer Kelton.

In "The Road to a Hanging" ex-slave Free Anderson becomes the victim of a grudge held against him by a man named Jubal Thompson. Thompson was a cowardly soldier in the same regiment as Free, but by 1868, he has become the sheriff of an outlaw town in North Texas. Jubal and his cutthroat gang ambush Free, frame him for a cattle-thief and throw him in the calaboose. The rest of the novel is taken up with Free's friend Parks Scott coming to break Free out of jail and prove his innocence.

Anyone who wants more should buy the entire trilogy. Excellent for young and adult readers alike.
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The adventures of Free Anderson and Parks Scott are just beginning. "Road to A Hanging" finds Free ready to swing with one man able to save him, but where is he? Historical figures Wild Bill Hickock, Charles Goodnight, and George Custer help in the quest, and the only sure thing is that survival will never be taken for granted!

Kearby writes like a man on a mission. His prose flows freely, and powerfully. I appreciated the short snippet/chapter structure and realized very quickly that this is a man who could very well write the next great western movie!

Tim Lasiuta
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This is the First book in the Trilogy, and I'm looking forward to reading the second book. I liked how the main characters interacted with famous characters in western history.
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The Road to a hanging is a well written story about a freed slaves struggles after fighting in the civil war. The story is well paced and kept my interest until the end.
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