Ronald E. Yates

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Finding Billy Battles

Finding Billy Battles
An Account of Peril, Transgression and Redemption

In his new book Finding Billy Battles Ronald E. Yates tells the sweeping story of a man whose deeds and misdeeds propel him on an extraordinary and perilous journey from the untamed American West to the inscrutable Far East. The story begins when Billy's great-grandson inherits two trunks filled with the detritus of a century-long life, including a number of meticulously detailed and shocking journals that reveal several violent confrontations and horrific incidents previously lost to history. Those events, as well as a heartrending personal tragedy, transform Billy Battles into a haunted and hunted man. Complying with Billy's last request, his great-grandson compiles the journals into a three-part trilogy, of which this book is the first.

Selected Works

Fiction
Book #2 of the Finding Billy Battles trilogy.
Experience an extraordinary man's perilous and riveting journey from untamed 19th century Kansas to the mysterious Far East and elsewhere."
Nonfiction
The Compelling Saga of One of the World's Oldest Companies
Textbook
A guide to the Art and Craft of Journalism
A "how to" book for foreign correspondents
A primer on covering international business and finance