Bill's eighth novel, High Rider, is the fact-based fictionalized account of John Ware who was born a slave on a rice plantation in South Carolina and through the sheer force of his will and skill at the cowboy trade became one of the most successful independent ranchers in southern Alberta. But there was much adventure on the long road that took him from South Carolina to Texas to Montana and finally to Canada. High Rider is a compelling story of a great Canadian.
A Canada's History best seller, High Rider has won a Bronze Medal for Best Canadian Fiction Canada West!
"This story is historical writing at its best, with details of everyday life in the West, the heartfelt troubles John faced throughout his travels, and interactions that provide depth and life to every character." Historical Novel Society
"Readers with an interest in Canadian history, a taste for adventure and a love of books set in the great outdoors, will find Gallaher's series a delightful way to encounter the epic elements of our past." Prairie Fire Review of Books
"Memorable songs...akin to (those) of Stan Rogers and James Keelaghan. ... songs such as The Last Battle (and) Augustus & Catherine...have become as integral a part of the Canadian folk repertoire as Stan Rogers' Northwest Passage and Gordon Lightfoot's Early Morning Rain." Northern Journey (The bible of Canadian folk music)
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