The Great Wild West: An American Journey
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6" x 9", Hardcover, 520 pp
Pub Date: April 2013
JEDEDIAH MAGNUS WEST is "The Great Wild West." Award-winning author Jeff Appelquist takes us on an amazing odyssey as Jed West's story unfolds against the dramatic sweep of modern American history. Jed serves America as a Marine officer and courageously confronts multiple life-changing events. He leaves the military and enters into a law practice that he comes to detest. But fortune shines when he marries a wife and fathers two daughters whom he adores. Jed becomes an entrepreneur who builds a business empire, only to watch his world come crashing down around him. Over time, in ways that they could never have imagined, Jed and his beloved circle of family and friends are forced to come to grips with highly charged issues of race, religion, gender, and sexuality. Throughout all of his adventures and challenges, Jed strives to persevere, to maintain his outrageous sense of humor, to do the right thing, and to become a better man. The Great Wild West is a great wild ride and an unforgettable vision of the American dream.
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Awards & Nominations
- National Indie Excellence Awards First Place Prize/Historical Fiction
- National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist/Fiction
- Midwest Book Awards Finalist/Historical Fiction
- Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist/First Novel