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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Mohawk Ladder / Sword of Fortune (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savage Gentleman / Savage Cavalier (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cumberland Rifles (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Eagle (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Impostor (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Port Royal (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scimitar (As: Samuel Edwards) (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forest Lord (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Highwayman (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Egyptian Woman (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When the Wind Blows (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Conqueror's Wife (As: Samuel Edwards) (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daughter of Eve (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silver Lion (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil's Prize (As: Samuel Edwards) (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Invincibles (As: Carter A. Vaughan) (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Charlatan (As: Carter A. Vaughan) (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Naked Maja (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wilderness (As: Carter A. Vaughan) (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Yankee From Tennessee (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nelson Touch (As: Paul Lewis) (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daughter of Gascony (As: Samuel Edwards) (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Yankee Brig (As: Carter A. Vaughan) (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gentle Fury (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valley Forge (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The White Plume (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Branded Bride (As: Carter A. Vaughan) (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Emperor's Ladies (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scoundrel's Brigade (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Master of Castile (As: Samuel Edwards) (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hittite (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Land is Bright (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Lyre (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trojan (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Yankee Rascals (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Hickory (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Slender Reed (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Cove (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magnificent Adventures of Henry Hudson (As: Philip Vail) (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roanoke Warrior (As: Carter A. Vaughan) (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Give Me Liberty (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Madison's War (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fortress Fury (As: Carter A. Vaughan) (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Anthem (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'll Storm Hell (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silver Saber (As: Carter A. Vaughan) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sam Houston (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Split Bamboo (As: Leon Phillips) (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jefferson Square (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The River Devils (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Ghetto (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seneca Hostage (As: Carter A. Vaughan) (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Theodora (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clear for Action! (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crusader: A Novel on the Life of Margaret Sanger (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Divine Mistress (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
TR: A Biographical Novel About Theodore Roosevelt (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warhead (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Island in the Wind (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Talk Show (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirror, Mirror (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Temptation to Steal (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Vision (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
State Trooper (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Exploiters (As: Samuel Edwards) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Caves of Guernica (As: Samuel Edwards) (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All That Glitters (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Neptune (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Special Agent (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Liner (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Smugglers (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Queen's Husband (As: Samuel Edwards) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King's Messenger (As: Samuel Edwards) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yankee (As: Dana Fuller Ross, With: Patricia Reilly Giff) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pony Express (As: Donald Porter) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yankee Rogue (As: Dana Fuller Ross) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Nathan Hale: Espionage Agent (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Neither Sin Nor Shame (As: Michael Burgess) (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Food (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady of France: A Biography of Gabrielle D'estrees, Mistress of Henry the Great (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl Market (As: Anne Marie Burgess, With: Michael Burgess) (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Belgium (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen of the Plaza: A Biography of Adah Isaacs Menken (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kit Carson: Folk Hero and Man (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sex and the Mature Man (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rock of Freedom: The Story of the Plymouth Colony (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magnificent Adventures of Alexander Mackenzie (As: Philip Vail) (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Light-Horse Harry: A Biography of Washington's Great Cavalryman, General Henry Lee (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Wilderness (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Rogue / The Glorious Scoundrel (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survival: Jamestown (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barbary General: The Life of William H. Eaton (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Franklin: America's Lost State (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yankee Admiral: A Biography of David Dixon Porter (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fantastic Breed (As: Leon Phillips) (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passage to the West: The Great Voyages of Henry Hudson (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Edict of Nantes (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
P.J., My Friend (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
James Monroe: Hero of America Diplomacy (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Free and Independent: The Confederation of the United States, 1781-1791 (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Because I Loved Him: The Life and Loves of Lillie Langtry (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Victor Hugo: The Life and Loves of Lillie Langtry (As: Samuel Edwards) (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
George Sand: A Biography of the First Modern, Liberated Woman (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sunday Heroes (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prodigal Genius: The Life and Times of Honore De Balzac (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daughter of Earth And Water: A Biography of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Lady of America: A Romanticized Biography of Pocahontas (As: Leon Phillips) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grand Incendiary: A Biography of Samuel Adams (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great American Rascal: The Turbulent Life of Aaron Burr (As: Philip Vail) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Double Lives of Francisco de Goya (As: Samuel Edwards) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Lost America: A Biography of Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peter Paul Rubens: A Biography of a Giant (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Eaton Woman: In Defense of Peggy O'Neale Eaton (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sex and the Adult Woman (With: Ellen F. Birchall) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Swamp Fox, Francis Marion (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebel!: A Biography of Tom Paine (As: Samuel Edwards) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Love You, I Hate You (As: Leon Phillips) (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Velvet Glove: A Life of Dolly Madison (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sad Swashbuckler: The Life of William Walker (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Biography (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trelawny's World: A Biography of Edward John Trelawny (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vidocq Dossier: The Story of the World's First Detective / Vidocq: Biography of the World’s First Detective (As: Samuel Edwards) (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trial of Andrew Johnson (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Statue in Search of a Pedestal: A Biography of the Marquis De Lafayette (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Rogue: A Biography of Captain John Smith (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lillie Langtry: A Biography of Her Life and Loves (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen of Caprice: A Biography of Kristina of Sweden (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of American Indians Books

with , as Donald Porter
Cheyenne Raiders (By: ) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apache War Cry (As:Donald Porter) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sioux Arrows (As: Donald Porter) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiowa Fires (As:Donald Porter) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Holts: An American Dynasty Books

as Dana Fuller Ross
The Oregon Legacy (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oklahoma Pride (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carolina Courage (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
California Glory (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hawaii Heritage (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sierra Triumph (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yukon Justice (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pacific Destiny (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Homecoming (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Awakening (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wagons West Books

as Dana Fuller Ross
Independence! (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebraska! (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wyoming! (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oregon! (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas! (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
California! (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Colorado! (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nevada! (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Washington! (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana! (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dakota! (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Utah! (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Idaho! (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missouri! (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mississippi! (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Louisiana! (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tennessee! (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Illinois! (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wisconsin! (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kentucky! (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Arizona! (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Mexico! (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oklahoma! (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Celebration! (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Freedom! (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wagons West Empire Books

as Dana Fuller Ross
Honor! (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance! (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Justice! (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wagons West Frontier Books

as Dana Fuller Ross
Westward! (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Expedition! (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outpost! (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of White Indian Books

as Donald Porter
White Indian (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Renegade (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Chief (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sachem (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Renno (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomahawk (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Cry (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ambush (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seneca (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cherokee (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Choctaw (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seminole (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Drums (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apache (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spirit Knife (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manitou (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seneca Warrior (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Father of Waters (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fallen Timbers (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sachem's Son (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sachem's Daughter (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seneca Patriots (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hawk's Journey (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Father and Son (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Clouds (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Stick (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creek Thunder (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Medicine Shield (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Winning The West Books

as Donald Porter
Rio Grande (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fort Laramie (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Union Pacific (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Noel Bertram Gerson is the author of more than 325 novels. Noel was born in the year 1913 in Chicago and is the son of Sam Gerson, who was a director at Shubert theaters in Chicago. Noel married one, Marilyn and was blessed with four children, a son, and three daughters. He attended the renowned Chicago University, where he served for the Chicago Herald as the campus correspondent. He later became a reporter at the paper before joining Chicago-based WGN as a public writer. Gerson eventually rose to be the talent director and the main script writer for the same paper.

Noel Gerson began his writing career in 1950 after the thrilling encounter of the world war II with the Army intelligence. His primary focus as an author was facts and fiction based on history. A majority of Noels’ books were stand-alone historic novels based on the American history. He wrote novels highlighting the American colonial period and the States in its formative years. Besides this, Noel also wrote a lot of biographies and biographical novels. The novels featured great people including American presidents and notable women in the history of America. Some of the American presidents featured in his novels include Andrew Jackson, James Polk and Theodore Roosevelt. Empress Theodora of the Byzantine Empire, Matilda of Flanders, Pocahontas, and William the Conqueror’s formidable wife are among the notable women Noel featured in his books.

Noel wrote two series of the American history in the later stages of his career. The first series consisted of more than twenty-four books popularly known as the “Wagons West series.” In this series, Noel Gerson used the pen name, Dana Fuller Rose. The series began in 1978 and is still being published. Just to mention, the first four books of the series focus on the initial wagon train to Oregon in 1837. In 1979, Noel began his second series named the “white Indian” using the pen name Donald Clayton Porter. The series has its setting in the late 1600 and portrays the life of Renno, a child raised by Seneca to become a senior warrior.

Also in the fold of Noels’ books are two screenplay novelizations named “The Naked Maja” and “55 Days at Perking”. In these two novelizations, Noel Gerson used the Samuel Edwards as the pseudonym pen name. Aside from the pseudonym Samuel Edwards, Noel used other aliases in his works including Nicholas Gorham, Paul Lewis, Leon Phillips, Michael Burgess, Philip Vail and Carter A. Vaughan. From several stand-alone novels, biographies and biographical novels and two series, Noel Gerson was truly a talented author. He met his untimely death in November 1988 following a heart attack in Boca Raton community hospital.

The conqueror’s wife

The conqueror’s wife is the second biographical novel authored and published by Noel Gerson in the year 1957. The book highlights the plight of Matilda, a beautiful and brilliant lady and a daughter of the wealthiest man in Christendom. Matilda initially refuses to marry William, a bastard duke of Normandy showing sheer will and determination. Equally strong minded, William succeeds in convincing her to marry him. This came as a relief to Matilda’s father. This sets the beginning of an interesting romantic story between two superior people.

In the first nine years of their marriage, Matilda bears several children dutifully to one, William. The two are not only joint by their marriage but also their ambition and determination to control England. The need to become the queen of the country is Matilda’s topmost ambition. Unknowingly, these ambitions and obsessions will come between their relationship, almost bringing their love to an end. It happens that William’s rival, Earl Harold Godswine finds himself in the throne of William. William sets his plans for dealing with such an unusual event. On the other side, Matilda has different ideas on how to deal with Harold, which was against Williams wishes. This difference brought their marriage to the brink of destruction. At that instance, their love is tested beyond any means.

William and Matilda sought to iron out their issues, setting aside their private struggles in a bid to remain together. Matilda’s meddling with matters primed and led to the invasion of England by their rivals. William prepares his troops to repulse the invasion. However, the initial deep interference of Matilda impairs his full control over the army. This is where the drama sets in. If William fails to prepare and recapture what belongs to him, their kingdom faces a downfall. Therefore, will “The Conqueror’s Wife Cause her downfall?”

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe is the most popular biography authored by Noel Gerson. In this novel, explores the life of a fascinating woman who is on a mission to change the cause the course of American history through her book Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Harriet Beecher Stowe was an amazing and prolific writer who produced articles for the Atlantic Monthly since its inception. Besides this, she authored many novels and children books. It is mind boggling to read about her contribution and growth from a mere stern Puritan to a champion of slaves and the poor.

From the biography, the author has highlighted the plight that Matilda, like any other women faced; women were supposed to be confined to the kitchen, the parlor or the bedroom; she sought emancipation with President Lincoln. Additionally, she had extra-ordinary relationship with Queen Victoria. Harriet Beecher Stowe was regarded by Emile Zola as a comrade-in-arms for their separate crusades championing for a better world. Harriet’s super-abundant energy and refreshing sense of humor enabled her to succeed in her duties as a devoted wife, a mother of five and a renowned literary career becoming one of the greatest celebrities of the nineteenth century. Certainly, this is a tale of one of the most remarkable women who underscored the power of words and expressed the influence in the course of human events.

With that said, Noel Gerson channeled his military career and wartime experience during his periods in the military intelligence into the majority of his novels. Authoring 325 books under his name and other pseudonyms is not an easy task. Also topping the list of screenplay novelizations as the best sellers include two of his favorite novels penned under the name Samuel Edwards.

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