Bill is dressed as a 1750's woodsman to promote the new French & Indian War novel, AMBUSH IN THE ALLEGHENIES, he co-wrote with David Rimer. Order your copy online from Infinity Publishing at www.buyb
The cover for AMBUSH IN THE ALLEGHENIES was painted by prize-winning Bradford, Pennsylvania artist, David Cox.
AMBUSH IN THE ALLEGHENIES relates the adventures of four Eastern mountain men caught up in throes of the French & Indian War. Below, reenactor Bob Houbin portrays a typical free trapper of the period
The heroes of AMBUSH are Lightnin' Jack Hawkins, Bearbite Bob Winslow, Will "Big Cat" Cutler & Alexander MacDonald. Mac is an expatriate Scot who came to America after Culloden. Below, John Stengel
Bold Wolf was a vicious Ottawa chief who brutally murdered Will Cutler's father. Below, Brett Meoisko portrays an Eastern Indian warrior like those who spread terror in AMBUSH.
A detailed account of Braddock's Defeat near present-day Pittsburgh, PA is included in Bill & David's F&I War novel. Robert Stray Wolf, Cliff Two Hawks & George Standing Elk demonstrate how the India
The Indians surrounded Braddock's men and picked them off like one pigeon.
The British not shot were clubbed to death or burned at the stake.
As Arron Oliphant demonstrates, the British made great targets decked out in their bright red coats standing in the open in close formation.
Braddock was sent to capture Fort Duquesne held by the French Marines Du Contrecoeur. Reenactors Dave Bybee & Josh Mihalick model the marine uniforms.
In the second book of the Alleghenies series, Lightnin' Jack Hawkins is captured by rum traders and taken to the Delaware village of Kit-Han-Ne.
After General Braddock's army was slaughtered, the Delaware Indians of Shingas and Captain Jacobs go on the warpath. They use Kit-Han-Ne as their base camp.
The Delawares burn all of Western Pennsylvania including Fort Granville.
After escaping from the Delawares, Jack Hawkins leads the colonial army of John Armstrong to Kit-Han-Ne to destroy the Indian village. He's sickened by the brutality of his own people.
The third novel in the Alleghenies series was written by William P. Robertson after Mr. Rimer retired.
In this book Jack Hawkins' family is annihilated by the worst sort of treachery.
Jack must then hunt down the rogue Iroquois princess, Dark Star.
While searching for Dark Star, Hawkins fights in Scottish Major James Grants' disastrous attack on Fort Duquesne.
After the battle, the survivors of Grant's army retreat to Fort Ligonier where they repulse two French assaults.
Hawkins then deals with the Indians who murdered his family.
Jack's quest is a lot more dangerous than he expects!