Don Bendell

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Don Bendell
Born (1947-01-08) January 8, 1947 (age 67)
Akron, Ohio, United States
Occupation Author, Speaker, Karate Instructor, Cowboy, Rancher[1]
Nationality American
Genre Western, War, History, Romance, Science fiction, biography, memoir
Literary movement Conservative
Spouse Shirley
Children 6 children 11 grandchildren

Don Bendell, (born January 8, 1947 in Akron, Ohio), is an American author, rancher, tracker, and a former Green Beret.[2][3] He has published 26 books and assisted in exposing former Atlantic City Mayor Bob Levy's claims of serving as a Green Beret as false.[4]

Bendell has had his worked published in several newspapers and magazines, such as The American Spectator.[5] Bendell is skilled in multiple marial arts, owns his own karate school, and is a 1995 inductee into the International Karate & Kickboxing Hall of Fame.[6]

Bibliography[edit]

Fiction[edit]

Chief of Scouts series[edit]

  • Chief of Scouts (1995)[7][8]
  • Horse Soldiers (1995)
  • Colt (1995) (1995)

Colt Family series[edit]

  • Justis Colt (1995)
  • Matched Colts (1997)[9]
  • Blazing Colts (1999)

Criminal Investigation Detachment[edit]

  • Criminal Investigation Detachment (2006)
  • Broken Borders (2006)
  • Bamboo Battleground (2007)

Standalone novels[edit]

  • Coyote Run (1995)
  • Warrior (1995)
  • Eagle (1995)
  • War Bonnet (2002)
  • Blood Feather (2012)
  • Strongheart: A Story of the Old West (2011)
  • Blood Feather (2013)

Non-fiction[edit]

  • Crossbow (1990)
  • The B-52 Overture (1992)[10]
  • Valley of Tears (1993)
  • Snake Eater: Characters in and Stories about the U. S. Army Special Forces in Vietnam (1994)[11]
  • VALLEY OF TEARS: Assault Into the Plei Trap Valley (2010)[12]
  • Tracks of Hope: A Memoir (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tribble, Bob (Apr 2, 2004). "Character, Integrity And Morals Make a Man". Talbotton New Era. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tracks tell of hiker's fate Rancher traces steps to body". Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO). May 26, 1998. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Navajo Police Not Giving Up Their Pursuit Of 2 Fugitives". The Deseret News. Jul 7, 1998. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "How mayor of A.C. was exposed as impostor Increased national scrutiny led Bob Levy to admit he was no Green Beret". philly.com. 2004-02-11. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  5. ^ Bendell, Don. "Abandoned Brothers". American Spectator. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "International Karate & Kickboxing Hall of Fame". Wujiaquan.com. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  7. ^ "Fiction Review: Chief of Scouts". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Review: Chief of Scouts". Booklist Online. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Former Robeson Author Releases Book". The Robesonian. Jul 1, 1997. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Non-fiction Review: The B-52 Overture". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "AUTHOR WEARS COAT OF MANY DIVERSE COLORS WAR, FAMILY MEMBERS INSPIRED HIS LIFE AND CAREER". Akron Beacon Journal (OH). May 22, 1994. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "Canon City writer tells plight of dwindling tribe in Vietnam". Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO). July 8, 1990. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 

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