“Gong Ji, Mister President!” cried Holcombe —
The full-text versions of eight stories featuring teens at turning points in history.
Ulysses S. Grant’s little-heralded trip around the world is the setting for the title story in Tom Durwood’s collection of old-fashioned adventure fiction.
Young protagonists take on all manner of treachery and obstacles in a wide range of historical eras. In these pages, you will take part in a violent battle over succession in the Benin kingdoms, meet a young clerk who gets pulled into a murderous plot in 17th century Amsterdam, witness revenge in a cowboy saloon, and much more.
In the novella “The Boatman’s Daughter,” we meet Salima, daughter of the Nile, a determined young woman who fights for her people during the colossal construction of the Suez Canal. The collection’s title story shows a different side to the gruff 18th American President, as he joins forces with a group of Chinese teens to thwart assassins.
Readers of Louis L’Amour and Robert E. Howard will find themselves in familiar territory.
Length: 389 pages
Dimensions: 7 inches tall x 4.75 inches wide
Graphics: black and white interior, full-color cover with illustrations, endpaper map
Publication date: October 2017