Free Men

General Fiction

By Edward Louis Henry

Publisher : Christopher Matthews Publishing

ABOUT Edward Louis Henry

Edward Louis Henry
Edward Louis Henry  (a.k.a. Poredevil)has been a working cowhand, saddle bronc rodeo contestant and Wild West performer, WWII infantry sergeant, newspaper reporter, U.S. Foreign Service officer and executive speechwriter, plus has spent thirty years in advertising. A lifelong horseman and More...


Free Men, 1824–1826 chronicles the exploits of Temple Buck and his rowdy trapper companions in the American Rocky Mountain fur trade from 1824-1826. In this, the second volume of the Temple Buck Quartet, they push ever farther west in their quest for beaver pelts, exploring new country and encountering fresh adventures, some of them welcome, others not at all. This well-researched tale, told in Temple's own words, blends historical and fictional characters against a colorful backdrop of actual events,pungently flavored with gory battles with hostile Indians, homespun humor, and earthy romance, culminating in Temple's disappointing return to his Ohio birthplace.

“I enjoyed this book tremendously. I knew the author and his love of the Fur Trade Era, and Western American History. I highly recommend this book for some very entertaining adventure and fine reading.

— L.Stark

“A work of fiction based on lots of historical facts. A well written tale taking place in the fur trade of the early 1800's. A sequel to Back Bone of the World, another excellent read.

— D. Nelson