Roy F. Chandler

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Roy F. Chandler
Rocky with Books.jpg
Chandler in 2009 with his books.
Born Roy Freeman Chandler
(1925-12-17) December 17, 1925 (age 89)
Brockton, Massachusetts
Occupation Soldier, teacher, author
Nationality American
Education Carson Long Military Academy
Alma mater BS, Pennsylvania State University
Period 1969 - 2010
Spouse Katherine R. Chandler, PHD

Roy F. Chandler (December 17, 1925 - ) is the author of more than sixty published books and countless magazine articles. He may be[citation needed] best known for his series of sniper related books, including the series "Death From Afar". [1]

Biography[edit]

Chandler is a United States Army veteran with more than twenty years of active service including World War II and Korea. Later he was a schoolteacher in Pennsylvania and Alaska. His writing is often based on personal experience. He has been a full-time author for more than thirty years.[when?][citation needed]

Bibliography[edit]

Perry County, Pennsylvania, series[edit]

Limited edition copies, where known.

  • History of Early Perry County Guns and Gunsmiths, 1969
  • A History of Perry County Railroads, 1970
  • Tales of Perry County, 1973
  • A History of Hunting in Perry County, 1974
  • Arrowmaker, 1974
  • Antiques of Perry County, 1976
  • The Black Rifle, 1976
  • Homes, Barns and Outbuildings of Perry County, 1978
  • Shatto, 1979
  • The Perry County Flavor, 1980
  • The Didactor, 1981 (900)
  • Fort Robinson: A novel of Perry County Pennsylvania, the years 1750-63, 1981 (800)
  • Friend Seeker: A novel of Perry County PA, 1982 (900)
  • Perry County in Pen & Ink, 1983
  • Shatto's way: A novel of Perry County, Pa, 1984 (1000)
  • Chip Shatto: A novel of Perry County Pennsylvania, the years 1863-65, 1984
  • Firefighters of Perry County, 1982
  • Perry County Sketchbook, 1986
  • The Warrior, A novel of Perry County Pennsylvania, 1995 (1500)
  • The Perry Countian, 1987
  • Hawk's Feather - An Adventure Story, 1988
  • Ted's Story, 1988 (1000)
  • Cronies, 1989
  • Song of Blue Moccasin, 1989
  • The Sweet Taste, 1990 (1000)
  • Tiff's Game: A work of fiction, 1991
  • Old Dog, 1993
  • Tim Murphy, Rifleman: A novel of Perry County, Pa, 1754-1840, 1993
  • Ramsey: A novel of Perry County Pennsylvania, 1994
  • Last Black Book, 1995
  • Ironhawk, 1999

The Gun of Joseph Smith series (young adult)[edit]

  • The Gun of Joseph Smith', (with Katherine R. Chandler), 1987
  • Tuck Morgan, Plainsman (Vol. 2) (with Katherine R. Chandler), 1991
  • Morgan's Park (Vol. 3) (with Katherine R. Chandler), 1997

Death From Afar series[edit]

  • Death From Afar I (and Norman A. Chandler), 1992
  • Death From Afar II: Marine Corps Sniping (and Norman A. Chandler), 1993
  • Death From Afar Vol. III: The Black Book (and Norman A. Chandler), 1994
  • Death From Afar IV (and Norman A. Chandler), 1996
  • Death From Afar V (and Norman A. Chandler), 1998

Other fiction[edit]

  • Chugger's Hunt, 1990
  • Gray's Talent, 1995
  • Dark shadow, 1996
  • Sniper One (Iron Brigade series), 2000
  • Shooter Galloway', 2004
  • The Boss's Boy, 2007
  • Pardners, 2008
  • The Saga of Hawk's Revenge, 2010

Other non-fiction[edit]

( )Limited edition copies, where known.

  • Alaskan hunter: a book about big game hunting, 1972
  • Kentucky Rifle Patchboxes and Barrel Marks, 1972 (400)
  • Arms Makers of Eastern Pennsylvania, 1981 (1000)
  • Gunsmiths of Eastern Pennsylvania, 1982
  • Pennsylvania Gunmakers (a collection), 1984
  • A 30', $6,000 Cruising Catamaran, 1987
  • Alcatraz: The Hard Years 1934-1938, (with Erville F. Chandler), 1989
  • Kentucky Rifle Patchboxes All New Volume 2, 1992
  • Behold the Long Rifle, 1993
  • The Kentucky Pistol, 1994 (1800)
  • Choose the Right Gun, 1994 (2000)
  • Hunting Alaska, 1995
  • The Hunter's Alaska, 2005
  • White Feather: Carlos Hathcock USMC scout sniper (and Norman A. Chandler), 1997
  • One Shot Brotherhood (and Norman A. Chandler), 2001

Children’s books[edit]

  • All About a Foot Soldier, 1965
  • Oog The Baker, 2006

Perry County frontier series reading order as per the The Last Black Book[edit]

  1. Friend Seeker
  2. The Warrior (1721-1764)
  3. Arrowmaker
  4. The Black Rifle
  5. Fort Robinson (1750–63)
  6. Ironhawk
  7. Song of Blue Moccasin
  8. Tim Murphy, Rifleman (1754-1840)
  9. Hawk's Feather
  10. Shatto
  11. Chip Shatto (1863–65)
  12. Ted's Story
  13. Tiff's Game
  14. Cronies
  15. The Didactor
  16. The Perry Countian
  17. The Sweet Taste
  18. Old Dog
  19. Ramsey
  20. Shatto's Way

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ CNN INSIGHT program: Washington's Serial Sniper, October 8, 2002, http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0210/08/i_ins.01.html