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William W. Johnstone

Full Name: William W. Johnstone
Gender: Male
Hometown: Missouri
Born: 1938-10-28
Died: 2004-02-08
Number of Works: 355
William Wallace Johnstone was a prolific American author, mostly of western, horror and survivalist novels.

Born and raised in southern Missouri, Johnstone was the youngest of four children. His father was a minister and his mother a school teacher. He quit school when he was fifteen and worked in a carnival and as a deputy sheriff. He later served in the Army and, upon returning to civilian life, worked in radio broadcasting for 16 years.

Johnstone started his writing career in 1970, but did not have any works published until 1979 (The Devil's Kiss) and became a full-time writer in 1980. He wrote close to two hundred books in numerous genres, including suspense and horror. His main publication series were Mountain Man, The First Mountain Man, Ashes and Eagles and his own personal favorite novel was The Last of the Dog Team (1980). He also authored two novels under the pseudonym William Mason.

Johnstone had lived for many years in Shreveport, Louisiana, yet died in Knoxville, TN, at the age of 65. J. A. Johnstone is continuing William W. Johnstone's series.

ISBN: 0786019530, 9780786019533
Keywords: ashes
Pages: 480
Published: 1983
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 078601296X, 9780786012961
Keywords: man, mountain, return
Pages: 192
Published: 1986
  • Rating: 80%

It had been years since hired gunhands murdered Smoke Jensen's wife and son, but the pain was as fresh for him as yesterday. And so was Smoke's need for revenge. Reissue.
ISBN: 0821768565, 9780821768563
Keywords: man, mountain, last
Pages: 205
Published: 1894
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 078601301X, 9780786013012
Keywords: man, mountain, law
Pages: 256
Published: 1984
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0786004193, 9780786004195
Keywords: ashes, anarchy
Pages: 432
Published: 1984
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0786003359, 9780786003358
Keywords: ashes, fire
Pages: 382
Published: 1984
  • Rating: 80%

Torn straight out of today's headlines, national bestselling author William W. Johnstone's groundbreaking and controversial series refuses to die.BY ANY MEANSDestroyed by the fires of nuclear holocaust, our once great nation is in shambles. Life as we know it is no more. But among the survivors stands Ben Raines, retired soldier, mercenary, and the only man alive trained to lead the Resistance into a visionary new America.But the Rebels' greatest adversary-our own government-forces Raines and his army into bloody guerilla combat-and an unavoidable civil war. Now, as brother turns against broth
ISBN: 0786013087, 9780786013081
Keywords: man, mountain, fury
Pages: 351
Published: 1993
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0786013044, 9780786013043
Keywords: man, mountain, code
Pages: 288
Published: 1991
  • Rating: 80%

Lee Slater and his gang of lowlife desperadoes didn't know that Smoke Jensen had given up his gunslinger status to become a family man. Stirring up a motherlode of trouble was their first mistake. Shooting Smoke's wife Sally was their second. Chances are, they're not going to live to make a third.
ISBN: 0786013036, 9780786013036
Keywords: man, mountain, war
Pages: 256
Published: 1990
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0786013028, 9780786013029
Keywords: man, mountain, journey
Pages: 256
Published: 1989
  • Rating: 80%