The Two Sams is a story of a Father and Son in the 1800's. The story follows each of their lives from birth to death. As the story of each man unfolds the reader will feel kinship to the people they meet. Most will have met people of the same caliber. Some are good and many are not so good. While each man has occasion to leave home in their teen years, the reader will marvel at how they find their way. Adventures with mountain men, a slave auction, buffalo hunts, famous lawmen of the west, facing down a bully bragger, feel the passion and desire for their women. In the century of the America we so proudly hail as the foundation of our civilization it was a hard and demanding time in our history. Life in the 1800's had few luxuries for frontier living. These men and their women with their courage, compassion and thoughtfulness helped to pave the way for us into the twentieth century.