Ronald B. McPherson, a West Virginia native with a PhD in engineering, has completed his new book, "Eli, a Shepherd Boy, from Boyhood to Manhood": a coming-of-age tale from the American Frontier.
McPherson shares, "Eli, a Shepherd Boy, from Boyhood to Manhood is a continuation of the Eli story. In 1876 he began working at his grandfather's General Store while completing high school. On train travels east to attend college, Eli crossed the Mississippi River at St. Louis over the historic 1,524-foot steel arch bridge—an engineering marvel completed in 1874.
Eli obtained a 160-acre homestead permit for land located north of Friendly Valley. During summer vacations from college, Eli, with the help of Jake, a mountain man who left the mountains after losing his wife to a grizzly bear, constructed buildings, built fences, and stocked the homestead with farm animals.
When Eli graduated from college in 1885, he married Eleanor Lewis, an eastern girl, and the young couple traveled West to the New Mexico Territory. The story continues as the couple raise three children while living on Eli's homestead ranch."
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Ronald B. McPherson's new book shares a captivating tale of a young shepherd boy whose family, living in the late 1800s, was cultivating the American dream.
Readers can purchase "Eli, a Shepherd Boy, from Boyhood to Manhood" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.
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Original Source: Ronald B. McPherson's New Book, 'Eli, a Shepherd Boy, From Boyhood to Manhood', is an Educational Human Interest Story of the American Frontier