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Guy Middleton was born in a log house on a farm in mid-western Tennessee. As a young boy, he carefully watched his grandfather, who was a master blacksmith and farrier. The tools and skills of his grandfather’s trade are passed on to Tom McAdams in this book.
Guy attended Georgia Tech in Atlanta, and upon graduation, served as a Marine Corps infantry officer. Upon returning from active duty, he met and married his wife, Anita. They have three daughters and four grandchildren.
Early in the 1970s, he formed his own development/construction company and was actively involved in apartment, office building, and condominium development and construction in the Atlanta area.
In 1978, he put on his jeans and cowboy hat and developed his horse and cattle farm in Northeast Georgia. From there, he trained and competed nationally with his cutting horses. In the early 1990s, he threw his hat in the political arena and served as a Georgia State Senator for three terms.
Guy is an avid student of history, and in this, his first novel, he travels with his fictional character, Tom McAdams, on his adventurous and compassionate journey from the hills of North Georgia with the exodus of the Cherokee Indians, to the annexa¬tion of Texas, through hard fought battles in the Mexican War, and finally to the conclusion of the American Civil War in Virginia.