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The End and the Beginning a Novel of Historical Fiction Set on the American Frontier in the Early 1800’s by Author Jim Oleson

Jim Oleson’s most recent novel is a 6 x 9 paperback in the historical fiction category and is available world wide on Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites and is published by Outskirts Press.

Scottsdale, AZ, March 16, 2011 --( The northwest territories were unlike any other land in America with it’s enormous lakes, great rivers, endless dark forests and vast prairies providing habitat and sustenance to the original people for thousands of years was about to come to an end. The unrelenting migration from the east by European settlers threatened the very existence of the native people. They would make a stand to save their civilization.

South of the great Ohio River other Europeans were also moving westward and bringing with them their black property to build and work new tobacco and cotton plantations. Many of these slaves heard of a chance for freedom in the new state of Ohio and further north beyond its border, Canada, where black men could live free and prosper. Many would risk everything for a chance to be free.

Into this crucible of conflict and change author Jim Oleson introduces a young, homeless Jim Morgan who travels through this critical period in American history. His adventures find him as a reluctant soldier in the early battles of the war of 1812 and he is there when Chief Tecumseh and his Indian alliance fight their last desperate battle. Jim rescues and protects labithia an escaped slave girl from violent slave catchers and he learns first hand the cruelty of this dark institution.
Through the recreation of actual events and with cameo appearances of historical figures that helped shape these times, the author provides an adroit mixture of fact and fiction. The End and The Beginning gives history buffs new insight into this American drama while providing a vivid, fast paced narrative for any reader to enjoy.

315 pages in length the End and The Beginning is being promoted to appropriate markets with an emphasis on historical fiction. The book is available retail through Amazon and Barnes and Noble on line and wholesale at

About the author:
Jim Oleson has an active interest in American historical events and a passion for the written word, and the result is this novel of fictional adventures in a real historical world. Jim an accomplished artist and mental health professional resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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