The Boy of Battle Ford and the Man

The Boy of Battle Ford and the Man

By: W. S. Blackman (author), Herbert K. Russell (contributor)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Herbert K. Russell, a retired director of college relations at John A. Logan College, is a literary scholar and Illinois historian who has been a college teacher, an editor, and a writer. The author of several encyclopedia articles and books, including The State of Southern Illinois: An Illustrated History, he is the editor of Southern Illinois Coal: A Portfolio and A Southern Illinois Album: Farm Security Administration Photographs, 1936-1943.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780809331284
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 164
  • ID: 9780809331284
  • ISBN10: 0809331284

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