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Day of Independence
By (author): William W. Johnstone By (author): J.A. Johnstone
9780786046867 Paperback, Mass market English General Trade FICTION / Westerns May 28, 2019
$10.99 CAD
Active 4.13 x 6.75 x 1 in 384 pages Kensington Pinnacle
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st Century

William Johnstone is acclaimed for his American frontier chronicles. A national bestseller, the legendary storyteller, along with J.A. Johnstone, has written a powerful new novel set in Texas—one century after the Revolutionary War…

Liberty—Or Die For It

One hundred years ago, American patriots picked up rifles and fought against British tyranny. That was Boston. There the enemy was King George III and his British troops. Now, In Last Chance, Texas, in the Big Bend River country, it’s Abraham Hacker, a ruthless cattle baron who will slaughter anyone who tries to lay claim to the fertile land and everything on it. For Last Chance, freedom is under siege one violent act at a time. Until wounded Texas Ranger Hank Cannan arrives in town. Seeing the terrorized townfolk, Cannan is ready to start a second revolution. It’s going to take a lot of guts. But one way or the other, Cannan is out to set Last Chance free—with bullets, blood, and a willingness to kill—or die—for the American right of freedom…

William W. Johnstone is now the #1 bestselling Western author in America; his sales have eclipsed those of Louis L’Amour!

William W. Johnstone is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 300 books.

William W. Johnstone is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of over 300 books, including Preacher, The Last Mountain Man, Luke Jensen Bounty Hunter, Flintlock, Savage Texas, Matt Jensen, The Last Mountain Man; The Family Jensen, Sidewinders, and Shawn O’Brien Town Tamer . His thrillers include Phoenix Rising, Home Invasion, The Blood of Patriots, The Bleeding Edge, and Suicide Mission. Visit his website at or by email at

Being the all-around assistant, typist, researcher, and fact checker to one of the most popular western authors of all time, J.A. Johnstone learned from the master, Uncle William W. Johnstone.  

He began tutoring J.A. at an early age. After-school hours were often spent retyping manuscripts or researching his massive American Western history library as well as the more modern wars and conflicts. J.A. worked hard—and learned. 

“Every day with Bill was an adventure story in itself. Bill taught me all he could about the art of storytelling. ‘Keep the historical facts accurate,’ he would say. ‘Remember the readers, and as your grandfather once told me, I am telling you now: be the best J.A. Johnstone you can be.’”

Author Residence: Murfreesboro, TN

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In Butch Cassidy: The Lost Years, bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone present readers with a quick-moving, entertaining novel that will hold your attention. Could that notorious train robber really transform himself into an honest man, or will he succumb to temptation? If you like Westerns, read Butch Cassidy to find out!—Historical Novel Society

Johnstone’s irreverent revisionist western picks up in 1914 with famed outlaw Butch Cassidy, long thought killed in Bolivia, working as a cattle rancher in Texas under the name Jim Strickland. This is great fun, and Johnstone’s lively, crisp style lets Butch say it best: “The truth was never as good as a legend.”—Publishers Weekly

“The Johnstones…tell an entertaining story with

lots of plot twists.—Booklist

”In Butch Cassidy: The Lost Years, bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone present readers with a quick-moving, entertaining novel that will hold your attention. If you like Westerns, read Butch Cassidy to find out."—Historical Novel Society

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