MESA, Ariz.

For several years, author Glen Laws followed part of the Oregon Trail in Wyoming. Inspired by the ruggedness and perseverance of the pioneers who made their way down that trail over a century ago, he wrote "The Last Wagon Train West" (published by Xlibris) to show how life would have been like on that journey.

The year is 1867 and the westward push from the East is in full swing. Over 200,000 emigrants are making their way across the Oregon Trail in search of the Promised Land. It is a perilous journey across a harsh land rife with the threat of outlaws and hostile Indians. The story follows the life and struggles of the Martin family as they made their way across the country from Missouri. The tale of Mary Martin's suitors presents a refreshing counterpoint to the many dangers along their route, showing that there is still time for romance even in such challenging circumstances.

In "The Last Wagon Train West," Laws presents a factual snapshot of how life was like for pioneers making their way along the Oregon Trail. Though the journey is described in many historical texts, this book shows the human aspect of the pioneers' odyssey with the intention of fostering an appreciation of their bravery and heroic efforts from the readers.

"The Last Wagon Train West"
By Glen Laws
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 162 pages | ISBN 9781499077117
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 162 pages | ISBN 9781499077124
E-Book | 162 pages | ISBN 9781499077131
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Glen Laws is a retired graduate spacecraft communication engineer with 34 years of experience. He has been married to Carolyn for 44 years and they have three children. He lives in Mesa, Ariz., where he loves the mountains and deserts, and has hiked all of the major trails in the state including the Grand Canyon, which he has hiked 11 times. He likes to read and likes spend part of his time reading current periodicals, the Bible and novels. As an author, Laws has already published three other novels (Love Suzanne parts I to III) and has a poem book ready to publish.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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