The Two Sams is a story of a Father and Son in the 1800's. The story follows each of their lives from birth to death. As the story of each man unfolds the reader will feel kinship to the people they meet. Most will have met people of the same caliber. Some are good and many are not so good.
While each man has occasion to leave home in their teen years, the reader will marvel at how they find their way. Adventures with mountain men, a slave auction, buffalo hunts, famous lawmen of the west, facing down a bully bragger, feel the passion and desire for their women.
In the century of the America we so proudly hail as the foundation of our civilization it was a hard and demanding time in our history. Life in the 1800's had few luxuries for frontier living. These men and their women with their courage, compassion and thoughtfulness helped to pave the way for us into the twentieth century.
About the Author:
Francis M. (Frank) Worden was born in Oklahoma in 1930. He migrated to Tucson, Arizona, as a youngster with his family for the health of his mother. Growing up he became an avid student of the history of Arizona and America, especially the Civil War and the Western movement. He served seventeen and a half years in the National Guard of Arizona and Army Reserve, honorably discharged as a Captain.
Frank has a deep admiration and love for his ancestors and the people who through courage, resourcefulness and hard work settled and developed this great nation. He lives in Tucson with his wife Beverly, is the father of five sons, a daughter, twelve grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He owns a small business, race horses, is an outdoors-man and gun collector.