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Publication Order of Making Of America Books

The Wilderness Seekers (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mountain Breed (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Conestoga People (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forty-Niners (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hearts Divided (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Builders (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Land Rushers (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wild and The Wayward (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Texans (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Alaskans (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Staters (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The River People (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Land Grabbers (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ranchers (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Homesteaders (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Frontier Healers (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Buffalo People (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Far Islanders (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Border Breed (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boomers (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wildcatters (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gunfighters (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cajuns (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Donner People (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Creoles (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nightriders (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sooners (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vigilantes (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Express Riders (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Soldiers of Fortune (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wranglers (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baja People (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Yukon Breed (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Smugglers (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Voyageurs (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Barbary Coasters (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whalers (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Canadians (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prophet's People (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lawmen (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Copper Kings (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caribbeans (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trail Blazers (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gamblers (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Robber Barons (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Assassins (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bounty Hunters (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Texas Rangers (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outlaws (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fugitives (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Frontier Detectives (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Raiders (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rough Riders (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warriors of the Code (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sixgun Apostles (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scarlet Sisters (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Northeast Georgia: A History (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

The Making of America series is one of the renowned western and historical fiction novel series written by multiple authors under the collective pen name of Lee Davis Willoughby. The authors who contributed to this series include Richard Laymon, Richard Deming, and William L. DeAndrea. There is a total of 56 novels in this series, which were released between the years 1979 and 1987. The books in this series provide an outlook at the various aspects of the United States’ Frontier Days. Each and every book of the series serves as an individual story and hence, the series can be read in any order. At the beginning, the series was started by being written at the hands of different writers. But later in the series. The three authors came together and started writing the remainder of the historical fiction series under the common pseudonym. The series began in the year 1979 with the writing and publication of its debut book titled The Wilderness Seekers, by author Lou Cameron. It finally came to an end in 1987 with its last book called The Sixgun Apostles.

One of the most popular novels of the series is entitled as ‘The Conestoga People’. It was published by the Dell publication in the year 1979. This book is available in the market in the Mass Paperback edition. At the start of the exciting plot, author Willoughby has shown that a large wagon train sets on motion towards the Westward region, leaving Independence. The train was one of the largest ones and began to face trouble just after it traveled around 10 miles. The train was being guided by a chief scout who did not have much experience in this field. And the leader of the wagon seemed to be a foodie. There were a diverse range of people aboard the wagon of the Conestoga. They included a 14 year old wanton, a cold blooded killer, an aristocrat lady having a treasury item that she had stolen. The other passengers on the wagon train included one mulatto in love with a lover secretly, as well as a powerful and wily man, who had the intention of not letting the wagons reach the destination or at least not in the proper condition. Over the course of the story, the readers are given the opportunity to meet several historical figures like the famous explorer named John C. Fremont, his beautiful and lovely wife named Jessie Benton Fremont, as well as a legendary frontiersman known by the name Jim Bridger. The author has also done a great job in recreating the Westward trek’s drama. Described in a vivid detail, the story gives the experience of a highly turbulent journey’s saga that moves towards a rendezvous, by banking on nothing else but destiny. This book was highly praised and appreciated by numerous critics all across the world because of the excellent and unique style of writing by the author. It helped the book to become successful on a larger scale. The success not enabled the novel to acquire a wide range readers from different parts of the world, but also receive praise from them. The critics, particularly felt amazed by the way the author has described the wagon journey of the historical Conestoga people westward during Independence. He did a tremendous job in describing the historical drama on a piece of paper. Even the prominent personalities appreciated such excellent work. They praised the book a lot and also motivated the author to continue doing such great work.

One among the other well known books of this western series is the one called ‘The Alaskans’. It was also released by the Dell publishers in 1980. In this historical fiction novel, the author has given the description of the Klondike Baroness, who is very beautiful and equally cruel. Her beauty is compared with the likes of the frozen land that she had sworn to control and rule by foul or fair means. Another aspect at which the author has tried to bring to the attention of the readers is Alaska’s purchase by the US from Russia. In the opening sequence of the novel, the author has shown that America successfully purchases Alaska from the Russians. It gets referred to as the ‘Seward’s Folly’. The State Secretary, who was the mastermind behind the negotiations between the two nations, started drawing a huge army of thieves, prostitutes, speculators, gamblers, and dreamers. This situation arises after the word goes out that a golden deal has been stricken in the region of Klondike. Due to such a raging attraction of diverse community people, the deal is given the name as Seward’s Folly. Among the people getting drawn was a muscular and tall young man named who preferred to be called as Bryan Mathews. This man was called as the ‘Man-God’ by the Eskimo women. The Klondike’s Baroness, Irina Feodorovna, and her spectacular daughter named Milla wanted to have Bryan Mathews for totally different reasons. Milla specifically sees Bryan Mathews as her love life.

Also, Irina sees him as an important key, first to unlock the deep passions of her sensual body and then she also requires the help of Bryan to rule and control the riches of the frozen land of Alaska. This novel turned out to be an interesting read because of a number of factors from start to end. Firstly, the author has described the characters as larger than life. Among them is Bryan Mathews, who runs away due to the fear of his life from an Oklahoma gang and reaches Alaska. Along his way, he enters into friendship with many people. One of his newly made friends is an Eskimo woman named Umalti. And when Baroness Irina Feodorovna lays her eyes on Bryan Mathews for the first time, she becomes deeply attracted towards him. And after acquiring every bit of information about him, Irina seeks to use him to satisfy her greeds. But, the matter becomes even worse for her when she comes to know that her daughter too has fallen in love with Bryan. Now, she has no other option but to ask Bryan to move out of the life of her daughter and discard her completely. She does wish to let the situation becomes more complicated as it can affect her control over the Alaskan kingdom and reduce her power as a baroness.

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