The Brave Historian was recognized as a Finalist in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards.

It was the end of 1999. As the world anxiously anticipated a new century,

John Hammond reluctantly celebrated a childhood goal – to live one hundred years.

Meet The Author

Bob Gaines

Born into a naval family in 1945, Bob Gaines was raised in California, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Even as a child, he had an obsession for recording his stray thoughts into hundreds of notebooks.
After graduating from San Diego State, Bob would spend a decade as an award-winning sports columnist before moving east, eventually retiring from Bucknell University in 2012.
The Brave Historian is the fifth book by Robert D. Gaines of McCall, Idaho. Other works include The Three Mathewsons (Hidden Shelf 2012); The Christian Gentleman: How Christy Mathewson’s Faith and Fastball Forever Changed Baseball (Roman & Littlefield 2015); Loose Chronicles: Dog from a Distant Universe(Hidden Shelf 2017); and One Christmas Lasts Forever (Hidden Shelf 2018).
Bob currently resides in the beautiful mountain town of McCall, Idaho where he spends his days writing, hiking, and playing with an energetic golden-doodle, Rocky.


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