Family of the Phoenix: Echoes from the Past

Author: Robert Keith

ISBN 978-1-62137-227-1 (softcover)
ISBN 978-1-62137-228-8 (hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-62137-229-5 (eBook)

302 pages 

In this sequel to Mr. Keith's first book, Family of the Phoenix, life-changing events in the 19th and 20th centuries in the lives of a handful of the over 10,000 descendants of the original family are featured in a collection of compelling fact-based short stories.

A young woman is kidnapped by Shawnee Indians from her home on the Kentucky frontier. Will she ever be able to return home? A teenaged cowboy and his friends are chased by marauding Cheyenne Indians on a Kansas cattle trail. Years later, the cowboy makes an historic discovery. Three brothers travel by wagon train from Indiana to the California gold fields in 1850 to try and satisfy their all-consuming gold fever. A woman and her infant daughter are attacked by a knife-wielding convicted murderer on a remote island half way around the world.

Four soldiers describe their struggles to survive the bloody battles of the Civil War. One tells of his ordeals at the infamous Confederate stockade at Andersonville, and another soldier's heroism that garnered him America's highest military award, the Congressional Medal of Honor. A hidden diary chronicles the lives of a couple married for over 75 years; a truly extraordinary love story.

Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane are featured in a story about a successful merchant and his family living in the early wild and wooly days of the boomtown, Deadwood City, Dakota Territory. A young married couple live and work for a time on the frozen tundra of northern Manitoba Canada. When they return to civilization, she sees her life — and the lives of their five young children — unraveled by a husband drawn to mysticism, the occult, and an even darker, well-kept secret occupation.


Robert Keith is a Vietnam War veteran who earned a master's degree from the University of Oklahoma. After retiring from a career in information systems, he and his wife, Judy, moved from the east coast to the Midwest to be closer to family. Since that time, he has — in his opinion — too obsessively researched his family tree as an amateur genealogist. Mr. Keith prefers to thoroughly and painstakingly gather black-and-white genealogical facts and seamlessly weave them into a story that brings out a realistic, fascinating, and full color account of their lives.

Category: Fiction, Historical

Type: books

Vendor: Robert Keith

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