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William W. Johnstone (1938–2004)

Author of Out of the Ashes

Includes the names: Willam W Johnstone, William W. Johnstone, W. William Johnstone, Johnstone. William W.
Also includes: William Johnstone (2)

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William W. Johnstone was born in Southern Missouri on October 28, 1938. He quit school when he was fifteen to join a carnival, but went back and finished high school in 1957. He worked as a deputy sheriff, spent time in the army, and then went into radio broadcasting, where he worked for sixteen years. He started writing in 1970, but was his first book, The Devil's Kiss, was not published until late 1979. He wrote over 200 books during his lifetime including the Ashes series, Code Name series, Mountain Man series, The First Mountain Man series, and Eagles series. Two of his books, Eagle Down and Dagger, were written under the pen name of William Mason. He died on February 8, 2004 at the age of 65. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Out of the Ashes 145 copies, 5 reviews
Return of the Mountain Man 115 copies, 1 review
A Lone Star Christmas 91 copies, 6 reviews
Preacher 90 copies, 1 review
The Devil's Touch 89 copies, 1 review
The Devil's Cat 87 copies, 1 review
The Last Mountain Man 85 copies, 2 reviews
A Rocky Mountain Christmas 83 copies, 6 reviews
The Devil's Heart 81 copies, 1 review
The Drifter 80 copies, 3 reviews
Ordeal of the Mountain Man 80 copies, 1 review
The Devil's Kiss 76 copies, 1 review
Trail of the Mountain Man 76 copies, 1 review
War of the Mountain Man 74 copies, 3 reviews
The Family Jensen 72 copies, 1 review
A Big Sky Christmas 70 copies, 3 reviews
Code of the Mountain Man 67 copies, 1 review
Eyes of Eagles 62 copies
Dreams of Eagles 62 copies, 1 review
Revenge of the Mountain Man 59 copies, 2 reviews
Forty Guns West 57 copies, 1 review
The Frontiersman 57 copies, 1 review
Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter 57 copies, 2 reviews
Pursuit Of The Mountain Man 56 copies, 1 review
Blood Valley 56 copies, 2 reviews
The First Mountain Man 54 copies, 1 review
Butch Cassidy the Lost Years 52 copies, 1 review
Flintlock 51 copies
Cat's Cradle 50 copies, 5 reviews
Rage of Eagles 50 copies
Carnage of Eagles 49 copies, 11 reviews
Reprisal 49 copies, 1 review
Preacher's Fire 48 copies
Blood on the Divide 48 copies, 1 review
Ghost Valley 48 copies, 2 reviews
A Frontier Christmas 48 copies, 2 reviews
Journey of the Mountain Man 48 copies, 1 review
Vengeance Of The Mountain Man 47 copies, 2 reviews
Blood Of The Mountain Man 46 copies, 1 review
A Town Called Fury 45 copies, 1 review
Rampage of the Mountain Man 45 copies, 1 review
Home Invasion 45 copies, 1 review
Cry Of Eagles 45 copies
Violent Sunday 44 copies, 1 review
Absaroka Ambush 44 copies
Song Of Eagles 43 copies, 1 review
Blood of Eagles 43 copies
Arizona Ambush 42 copies, 2 reviews
Assault of the Mountain Man 41 copies, 1 review
The Forbidden 41 copies, 1 review
The Last Gunfighter: Showdown 41 copies, 2 reviews
Texas John Slaughter 41 copies, 1 review
The Trail West 40 copies
Manhunt 40 copies, 1 review
Firestick 39 copies, 3 reviews
Ambush Valley 39 copies, 1 review
Bloodshed of Eagles 39 copies, 2 reviews
Winter Kill 39 copies, 1 review
Renegades 39 copies, 1 review
Black Friday 38 copies, 2 reviews
Imposter 38 copies, 1 review
Texas Gundown 37 copies
Cheyenne Challenge 37 copies, 1 review
Toy Cemetery 36 copies, 2 reviews
Savage Texas 36 copies
A Colorado Christmas 36 copies, 2 reviews
Rescue 36 copies
A Texas Hill Country Christmas 36 copies, 2 reviews
Killing Ground 36 copies, 2 reviews
Blood Bond 36 copies
The Last Rebel: Survivor 36 copies, 1 review
No Man's Land 35 copies, 3 reviews
Preacher's Fury 35 copies
Hard Country 35 copies, 1 review
Cat's Eye 35 copies, 1 review
Phoenix Rising 35 copies, 1 review
Avenger 35 copies, 1 review
Shootout of the Mountain Man 35 copies, 2 reviews
Montana Gundown 34 copies, 3 reviews
Jacknife 34 copies, 1 review
Nathan Stark, Army Scout 34 copies, 2 reviews
The Hanging Road 33 copies, 1 review
Border War 33 copies
Black Ops: American Jihad 33 copies, 1 review
Hunted 33 copies
Winchester 1887 33 copies, 1 review
The Last Gunfighter: Slaughter 33 copies, 2 reviews
The Burning 33 copies, 1 review
Invasion USA 32 copies, 2 reviews
Bats 32 copies, 6 reviews
Them (Zebra books) 32 copies, 1 review
Manslaughter 31 copies, 1 review
Devil Creek Crossfire 31 copies, 1 review
Sandman 31 copies
Sudden Fury 31 copies, 1 review
Riding Shotgun 31 copies, 2 reviews
Sidewinders: Texas Bloodshed 30 copies, 2 reviews
The Legend of Perley Gates 30 copies, 1 review
Rimfire (Those Jensen Boys!) 30 copies, 1 review
Wolfsbane 30 copies, 1 review
Hell Town 30 copies, 1 review
Prey 29 copies
Buckhorn 29 copies
Sawbones 29 copies, 1 review
The Devil's Legion 29 copies, 2 reviews
The Uninvited 29 copies, 3 reviews
Bloodthirsty 29 copies
Town Tamer 28 copies
Carnival 28 copies, 3 reviews
Those Jensen Boys! 28 copies, 1 review
Judgment Day 28 copies, 1 review
Rockabilly Hell 28 copies
Destiny Of Eagles (The Eagles) 27 copies, 1 review
A High Sierra Christmas 27 copies, 2 reviews
The Jackals 27 copies, 3 reviews
An Arizona Christmas 26 copies, 2 reviews
Yuma Prison Crashout 26 copies, 1 review
Baby Grand 26 copies
Bloodland 26 copies
Savage Country 26 copies, 1 review
Death & Texas 26 copies, 1 review
Springfield 1880 25 copies, 1 review
Winchester 1886 25 copies, 1 review
Torture of the Mountain Man 25 copies, 1 review
Trigger Warning (Author) 24 copies, 2 reviews
Breakdown 24 copies, 3 reviews
Defiance of Eagles 23 copies, 1 review
Remington 1894 23 copies
Redemption 23 copies
Jack-In-The-Box 22 copies, 2 reviews
Tyranny 22 copies
Slaughter Trail 21 copies
The Morgans 21 copies
Rope Burn (Those Jensen Boys!) 20 copies, 1 review
A Death Valley Christmas 19 copies, 2 reviews
Vengeance Is Mine 19 copies, 1 review
Outlaw Country (Smoke Jensen) 19 copies, 1 review
Rig Warrior 19 copies, 1 review
Dead for a Dollar 18 copies, 1 review
The Doomsday Bunker (Author) 18 copies
Suicide Mission 18 copies
Rockinghorse 17 copies, 2 reviews
18-Wheel Avenger 17 copies, 1 review
Night Mask 17 copies
Sweet Dreams 17 copies
Blood Oath 16 copies
Nursery 16 copies
A Jensen Family Christmas 16 copies, 1 review
A Crying Shame 16 copies, 1 review
The Backstabbers 15 copies, 1 review
Texas Kill of the Mountain Man 14 copies, 1 review
Stand Up and Die (The Jackals) 14 copies, 2 reviews
Bullet for a Stranger 13 copies, 1 review
Cold Dead Cash 12 copies
A MacCallister Christmas 12 copies, 1 review
A Quiet, Little Town 12 copies, 1 review
Wheels of Death 11 copies
Slaughter of the Mountain Man 11 copies, 1 review
Knockdown (Rig Warrior) 9 copies, 1 review
Sanction 8 copies
The Scorching 7 copies, 1 review
Dead River (The Jackals) 7 copies, 1 review
Down the Dark Streets 7 copies, 2 reviews
Trigger Happy 5 copies
Old Cowboys Never Die 3 copies, 1 review
Firewater 3 copies
Death Master 3 copies
Ghost Towns (Contributor) 25 copies, 1 review
Law of the Gun (Pinnacle Westerns) (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review
Lost Trails (Contributor) 15 copies, 1 review
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Short biography
William W. Johnstone was born in Southern Missouri, the youngest of four children. Raised with strong moral and family values by his minister father, and well-tutored by his school teacher mother, Bill quit school when he was fifteen.  He was kicked out of the French Foreign Legion for being under age and joined the carnival. But still valuing his education, he returned home to finish his high school education in 1957. He went on to work as a deputy sheriff, did a hitch in the army, and began a career in radio broadcasting, where he worked daily on his verbal and storytelling skills for the next sixteen years on the air.  Much of his knowledge of the early frontier began from listening to family experiences told to him by his Grandparents.  His love of animals is displayed in many of his books as well as finding several Huskies and Malamutes roaming freely around his home. As an avid gun and knife collector,  hours of research are devoted to the types of weapons commonly used during the eras of his writings.  One little known fact, is his love for music ... from "rockabilly to classical".  Bill has written and recorded several songs which may be released for his fans in the future. He started writing in 1970, but it wasn't until late 1979 when The Devil's Kiss was published that William W. Johnstone became a full-time writer. Since that time he has written over two hundred books in a variety of genres including action, suspense, western, science fiction, and horror.  Two of his books, Eagle Down and Dagger, were written under the pen name of William Mason.
To the true William W. Johnstone reader, he is a best-selling author admired for the great diversity in his writing talents. Though most known for his western adventures, Johnstone was also a visionary writer.  His prophetic stories within his Ashes Series, Code Name Series, and his science fiction books, predicting the Gulf War and the political climate we live in today, were ahead of their times
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William W. Johnstone's book Wyoming Slaughter : A Cotton Pickens Western was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

William W. Johnstone's book Carnage Of Eagles was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

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