Join us with Iowa City author Steve Sherman, who will read from his latest book, A Bass Reeves Adventure: Give Me the Warrant. Enjoy the riveting true tale of Bass Reeves on the trail of his own son who discovers much more than he bargained for in the wild untamed Indian Territory of Oklahoma. "In 1902 Bass Reeves was a living legend. At 64 years old his more than thirty-year career as a Deputy US Marshal to the Indian Territories of Oklahoma was winding down. Bass Reeves had captured more than three thousand outlaws, murderers, thieves, and rapists keeping the "Hanging Judge Parker" busy with a steady flow of convicted men. Old Judge Parker was gone, like many of Bass' friends, but he kept on doing what he did best. Capturing malcontents hiding out in the territory. Chief Deputy Leo Bennett had a warrant that every other deputy had refused. When Bass finds out why, it's like a kick to the stomach. The name on the warrant is Ben Reeves and the charge is murder."
Steve Sherman is the author of numerous books, most recently Beer Money, a work of historical fiction about the Iowa City Beer Riots of 1884, which is currently being produced as a full length motion picture. His other novels include Leaving Southfields, Hell and Back, Moxie, Mercy Shot, and Lone Wolf Canyon. Sherman grew up on an Iowa farm and he still lives and works in Hawkeye country with his wife Amy and four children.
In 1902 Bass Reeves was a living legend.
A captivating feat of historical fiction set during the 1880s clash between the prohibitionists and the three most powerful brewers in Iowa City—known as “The Beer Mafia.”
German, Czech, and Irish immigrants poured into America in the mid-1800s. They brought their language and traditions with them…and their love of brewing and drinking beer.