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Like the legendary Samson of old, Orrin Porter Rockwell will forever be remembered as the man who did the impossible. One of the most colorful characters in LDS history, Rockwell was a famous frontiersman, a deadly marksman, and a staunch advocate of the LDS faith. Rockwell is the true story of the timid farm boy from New York who became the greatest gunfighter in the history of the American West. He drank his whiskey straight, signed his name with an X, and rode the fastest horses. The defender of the early Mormon prophets, he was known as the Destroying Angel of the Old West. Now, renowned author Lee Nelson has captured Rockwell s history in this biographical novel about the celebrated outlaw.
Lee Nelson's historical novels have sold hundreds of thousands of copies since his first novel was released in 1981. Nelson has also published a score of non-fiction works including the top-selling Beyond the Veil series.
Nelson is widely respected for his historical research which includes killing a buffalo from the vack of a galloping horse with a bow and arrow.
Nelson was born in Logan, Utah, but spent most of his childhood in California. After serving an LDS mission in Germany, he earned a bachelor's degree in English and a Masters Degree in Business, both from Brigham Young University. He was a speech writer in Philadelphia and a car dealer in Montana before beginning his career as an author.
Lee lives on a small farm in central Utah. His hobbies include team roping, big game hunting, and finding and exploring ancient Indian ruins.