Who Be Dragons

Author: Hal McBride

ISBN 978-1-60264-476-2 (softcover)
ISBN 978-1-60264-853-1 (eBook)
168 pages

This historical novel traces the storied paths of Bat Masterson, Billy Dixon, and Quanah Parker, all in their youth, along with the grizzled Amos Chapman as they come to Adobe Walls and Buffalo Wallow in 1874.

The author has meticulously woven threads of fiction into a fabric of fact. While the men of this story possess an enigmatic and exhilarating quality, it is the women who are truly the compelling and mesmerizing characters, from Molly Brennan and Kate Elder in the saloons of Sweetwater, to the heroic Hanna Olds of Adobe Walls. The fictional Nettie Mae is a unique and unexpected heroine.

From its beginnings and primitive Sweetwater, Texas to its gratifying summary conclusions, "Who Be Dragons" is intellectually stimulating and vibrantly satisfying.


Hal McBride was born and reared in Stigler, Oklahoma. He graduated from Stigler High School in the class of 1955.

He received the majority of his undergraduate education at Arizona State College (now Northern Arizona University) in Flagstaff, Arizona. He completed his master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dr. McBride resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife, their two sons and grandchildren. "Who Be Dragons" is his second book following the acclaimed memoir, "To Bear Witness".

Dr. McBride may be contacted by e-mail at: drmcbride@tulsaconnect.com.

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