By RODNEY D. BOAM
Robert Moss, an author of historical novels, will be at The Preston Citizen bookstore on Oct. 15 from noon to 1 p.m. to sign his books. That morning prior to the book signing, Moss will be interviewed by Alan White at 9:05 a.m. on KACH Radio.
One of Moss’ latest books, “Guts But No Glory: A Novel of the Utah War,” is about the Mormon War in 1857. Moss said he researched the book for 16 years. The events depicted in his book are true and historically accurate said Moss. It sells for $17.95.
One of the main characters in the book was JDT. The name came from Moss’ great-grandfather, John Daniel Thompson McAllister. Moss said he used McAllister’s journal for some of his research. The other main character was a member of Johnson’s Army, an Irish soldier who went to Boston originally but could not find work, so he joined the Army.
“I used two journals of Calvary members in Johnson’s Army to tell their side of the story,” Moss said. “The day by day stuff came from those journals.”
The book, originally called “Soldiers ‘n Saints,” is mostly about the Mormons as they battled Johnson’s Army. A portion of the book also covers General Connors and the Bear River Massacre.
This story is sponsored by FCMC Home Health and Hospice.
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