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Boy of Battle Ford and the Man

Boy of Battle Ford and the Man

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W. S. Blackman


E-book (Other formats: Paperback)
6 x 8.5, 6 illustrations

Shawnee Classics


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A classic story of a young man’s journey to adulthood, The Boy of Battle Ford covers Blackman’s years growing up in early post-settlement Illinois, where he gave in to temptations such as drinking, gambling, and the lure of prostitutes before joining the army, finding God and becoming a preacher. Blackman, who notes that he is determined to “write facts” in this book,   peppers his story with the sordid details of the sinful times of his life as well as with discussions of faith and of struggling to understand his God and his beliefs.