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Author David Hann at Barnes & Noble Kansas City

December 11, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


A legend in his own time, Cleveland rode into Leavenworth alone in June, 1861 to view his own “Wanted Dead or Alive” poster. No one in that town of 12,000 inhabitants, nor any soldiers from Fort Leavenworth, attempted to collect the reward, and Cleveland rode slowly out of town, tipping his hat.

“Hann weaves his compelling tale of this outlaw who seemed to be best represented by the carving on his gravestone of an angel with a pistol in each hand. As Hann suggests, there’s plenty of debate about whether Cleveland was an angel from heaven or hell.”
—Brian Daldorph, Author of Words Is a Powerful Thing: Twenty Years Teaching Creative Writing at Douglas County Jail, University of Kansas Press, 2021

“…biographical fiction in the best sense of the term, with an author who has stayed true to the known facts and worked within them… My only wish is that it was longer—I found everything about this book enjoyable.”
—Loretta Tollefson, NetGalley Reviewer

David Hann’s The Jayhawker Cleveland’s…”description of the stage coach, pistols, and riverboat were informed and interesting. …I like the numerous references to horses, as having a good horse may have been one of the most important things an active Jayhawker could own. …quick, interesting, and informative story.”
— Dr. John S. Hetlinger, Historian


December 11, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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