Adventure Novel Lauds Return to Self-Sufficiency

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Cooperation defeats terrorists in Wyoming cowboy Mike Kuzara’s new book.

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In a world of too much negativity, I endeavor to write a book that makes the reader feel good about being an American.

What if terrorists brought down Air Force One in rural Wyoming? While it may seem like a far-fetched possibility, in Mike Kuzara’s adventure novel “Black Eagle Down,” this is a reality. Inspired by his love of the rural lifestyle and values and current events, Kuzara’s book follows the rescue of the President’s family in spite of a raging snowstorm.

“My book’s main thrust is an example of sizing up a situation, making the best of bad circumstances, while demonstrating a Western tradition of doing the right thing, in spite of personal endangerment,” Kuzara says.

The President’s rescuers represent the attitudes of the local Wyoming ranchers in the American West. It is this attitude that helps the locals succeed in spite of overwhelming odds. According to Kuzara, this self-sufficient attitude many Americans had when they worked and lived in a rural environment does not shine through today. His book lauds these values and encourages people to develop a more collaborative way of looking at problems.

Political and ideological differences prevent people from collaborating and listening to one another in our world. Through his character’s actions in “Black Eagle Down,” Kuzara shows that working with others whose opinions and background differ from ours is the only way to make any real progress.

Kuzara says, “In a world of too much negativity, I endeavor to write a book that makes the reader feel good about being an American.”

“Black Eagle Down”
By Michael Kuzara
ISBN: 978-1-4772-6406-5 (hc); 978-1-4772-6407-2 (sc); 978-1-4772-6405-8 (e)
Softcover, $16.95
Hardcover, $27.99
Ebook, $3.99
Approximately 188 pages
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About the author
Mike Kuzara spent two years in pre-forestry school and was a member of the National Guard in Sheridan, Wyoming. Kuzara has worked as a construction lineman, a cowboy, an outfitter, a logger, a truck driver and with a rural telephone cooperative. He divides his time among several service organizations and clubs, while helping on his in-laws’ ranch, where he lives with his wife, Mary. Kuzara is a Smithsonian contributing member and a contributor to the Gatchell Museum in Buffalo, Wyoming. He is also the president of the Big Horn City Historical Society and has written over 600 humor columns for “The Sheridan Press.”

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