January 8, 1947 |
Akron, Ohio, United States
|Occupation||Author, Speaker, Karate Instructor, Cowboy, Rancher|
|Genre||Western, War, History, Romance, Science fiction, biography, memoir|
|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. 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.
Bendell has had his worked published in several newspapers and magazines, such as The American Spectator. 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.
Chief of Scouts series
Colt Family series
- Justis Colt (1995)
- Matched Colts (1997)
- Blazing Colts (1999)
Criminal Investigation Detachment
- Criminal Investigation Detachment (2006)
- Broken Borders (2006)
- Bamboo Battleground (2007)
- Coyote Run (1995)
- Warrior (1995)
- Eagle (1995)
- War Bonnet (2002)
- Blood Feather (2012)
- Strongheart: A Story of the Old West (2011)
- Blood Feather (2013)
- Tribble, Bob (Apr 2, 2004). "Character, Integrity And Morals Make a Man". Talbotton New Era. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Tracks tell of hiker's fate Rancher traces steps to body". Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO). May 26, 1998. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Navajo Police Not Giving Up Their Pursuit Of 2 Fugitives". The Deseret News. Jul 7, 1998. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "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.
- Bendell, Don. "Abandoned Brothers". American Spectator. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "International Karate & Kickboxing Hall of Fame". Wujiaquan.com. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- "Fiction Review: Chief of Scouts". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Review: Chief of Scouts". Booklist Online. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Former Robeson Author Releases Book". The Robesonian. Jul 1, 1997. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Non-fiction Review: The B-52 Overture". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "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.
- "Canon City writer tells plight of dwindling tribe in Vietnam". Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO). July 8, 1990. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- Official website
- Bendell Karate
- Strong Heart Ranch
- Don Bendell at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database