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The Charmed Life of Matt Draper by John Rayburn

      • John Rayburn is a veteran of 62 years in broadcasting. He served as a news/sports anchor
        and show host, and his TV newscast achieved the largest Share of Audience figures of any
        major market TV newscast in the nation.

        His network credits include reports/appearances on The Today Show, Huntley-Brinkley News, Walter Cronkite News, NBC Monitor, NBC News on the Hour, etc. He recorded dozens of books for the National Library Service and narrated innumerable radio/TV recordings.

        He interviewed celebrities from the fields of government, sports, entertainment, education, etc. The list includes then-SAG president Ronald Reagan, then-Senator John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, Jane Russell, Helen Forrest, Jane Powell, Art Linkletter, Hugh Downs, Charlton Heston, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali, Stan Musial, Mickey Mantle, Bob Feller, Tris Speaker, Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, Nat King Cole, John Elway, Terry Bradshaw, Johnny Unitas, Red Grange, Rosie Greer, Leslie Nielson, Alex Trebek, Minnie Pearl, Gene Autry, Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, and hundreds of others.

        Rayburn has traveled extensively, gaining information and making observations about our national foibles. He is well-suited to bring fascinating stories to life concerning the people, places, and things that combine to present lively observations of our day-to-day lives.

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The Charmed Life of Matt Draper
(John Rayburn)

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In 1866 Matt Draper is full of ambition but without money or family to help him succeed. On the western frontier of an ever-expanding America, toiling as a riverboat gambler seems like the best option to raise enough capital to realize his dream of opening a small-town bank. Though gambling is lucrative for Matt, it is also an unsavory enterprise fraught with danger. Fortuitously, before any harm befalls him, Matt and his friend Charlie discover an abandoned Confederate gold cache in a fake grave, which gives him the stake he needs to leave the treacherous gambling world behind. From then onward his life's purpose becomes evident as all roads lead to Neosho, Missouri, where he opens The Bank and becomes a major influence on its growth and prosperity. Matt's exciting and uplifting saga captures the day-to-day reality of life in the tumultuous post-Civil War era, including the hardships, relative lawlessness, and indomitable spirit of settlers bent on creating a good life for themselves and their neighbors.

 

No. words: 71246   We do not recommend this book for readers under 18 years of age

Style: Action/Adventure, Westerns

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Product type: EBook

Published: 3 / 2023


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