Don Bendell

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Don Bendell
Born (1947-01-08) January 8, 1947 (age 73)
Akron, Ohio, United States
OccupationAuthor, speaker, karate instructor, cowboy, rancher, Producer/Director/Actor [1] [2]
GenreWestern, war, history, romance, science fiction, biography, memoir
Literary movementConservative
SpouseDr. Janet S. Barbera Sullivan Bendell[3]

Don Bendell (born January 8, 1947, in Akron, Ohio) is an American author, rancher, tracker, Producer/Director/Actor [4] and a former Green Beret.[5][6] He has published 29 books and assisted in exposing former Atlantic City Mayor Bob Levy's claims of serving as a Green Beret as false.[7]

Bendell has had his work published in several newspapers and magazines, such as The American Spectator.[8] Bendell is skilled in multiple martial arts, previously owned his own karate schools, and is a 1995 inductee into the International Karate & Kickboxing Hall of Fame.[9]

Bibliography[edit]

Fiction[edit]

Chief of Scouts series[edit]

  • Chief of Scouts (1995)[10][11]
  • Horse Soldiers (1995)
  • Colt (1995) (1995)
  • Justis Colt (1995)
  • Matched Colts (1997)[12]
  • Blazing Colts (1999)
  • Coyote Run (1995)
  • Warrior (1995)
  • Eagle (1995)
  • War Bonnet (2002)

Criminal Investigation Detachment[edit]

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

Strongheart series[edit]

  • Strongheart: A Story of the Old West (2011)
  • Blood Feather (2013)
  • The Indian Ring (2016)
  • The Rider of Phantom Canyon (2016)

Non-fiction[edit]

  • Crossbow (1990)
  • The B-52 Overture (1992)[13]
  • Valley of Tears (1993)
  • Snake Eater: Characters in and Stories about the U. S. Army Special Forces in Vietnam (1994)[14]
  • VALLEY OF TEARS: Assault Into the Plei Trap Valley (2010)[15]
  • Tracks of Hope: A Memoir (2011)

Politics[edit]

In November 2016, Bendell spoke at a rally in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.[16][17]

In 2018, Bendell ran as a Republican for the Colorado State House of Representatives and was narrowly defeated by his Democrat opponent Bri Buontello.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ {{cite news | IMDB url=https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0187993/%7Caccessdate=18 June 2019|
  2. ^ Tribble, Bob (Apr 2, 2004). "Character, Integrity And Morals Make a Man". Talbotton New Era. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Wedding: Dr. Janet Bendell weds Don Bendell". Sep 21, 2017.
  4. ^ {{cite news | IMDB url=https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0187993/%7Caccessdate=18 June 2019|
  5. ^ "Tracks tell of hiker's fate Rancher traces steps to body". Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO). May 26, 1998. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Navajo Police Not Giving Up Their Pursuit Of 2 Fugitives". The Deseret News. Jul 7, 1998. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ Bendell, Don. "Abandoned Brothers". American Spectator. Archived from the original on 28 July 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  9. ^ "International Karate & Kickboxing Hall of Fame". Wujiaquan.com. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
  10. ^ "Fiction Review: Chief of Scouts". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Review: Chief of Scouts". Booklist Online. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  12. ^ "Former Robeson Author Releases Book". The Robesonian. Jul 1, 1997. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  13. ^ "Non-fiction Review: The B-52 Overture". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "Canon City writer tells plight of dwindling tribe in Vietnam". Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO). July 8, 1990. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  16. ^ Lavender, Paige (6 Nov 2016). "Speaker At Donald Trump Rally Jokes About Hillary Clinton Being A B***h". Huffington Post. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  17. ^ Hickey, Chuck (26 Oct 2016). "Mike Pence, Eric Trump to campaign in Colorado this week". KDVR. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  18. ^ Peter Roper (December 3, 2018). "GOP challenging vote county in House District 47". The Pueblo Chieftain.

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