Books by Author, Charles E. Hayes

Current Titles by Charles E. Hayes

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"Out of the Jungle" is about a serviceman who experienced events in Vietnam that affected him for the next 25 plus years.

Publication Date: May 18, 2014



Kentucky Memories is a volume of regional poetry about people and circumstances in southeastern Kentucky.

Publication Date: May 19, 2014



Ambush at the Blue Licks deals with The Battle of Blue Licks, called by some the last battle of the American Revolution. It occurred ten months after Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown. The battle and subsequent engagements between Kentuckians and British led Indians are to some a clear indication that the British wished to stop the expansion of the new United States east of the Allegheny Mountains. Fighting against the wealth and influence of scalp-buying British leaders, the Kentuckians refused to give up.

Publication Date: May 18, 2014

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The Bloody Sevens
Settlers on the Kentucky frontier resist Indian attacks fomented by the might and wealth of the and the British Empire. Hugh Mason and Jacob Hensley. his mentor, help Benjamin Logan hold his fort in Kentucky.

Publication Date: August 23, 2014

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The Sword of Gideon
It was the dream again. A dream I had experienced so many times that it should be an old friend. Sometimes, I regard the familiarity of the dream as at least an old acquaintance. The dream always starts out the same, I am in a jungle. A jungle that is both dark and colorful. I am usually dressed in jungle fatigues and armed with an M-16. Sometimes I am in the jungle naked and unarmed. In this sequel to Out of the Jungle, Gideon battles criminals, crooked lawmen and PTSD

Publication Date: June 3, 2014

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Listening to Night Winds
A volume of poetry rooted in the mountains of Kentucky and transplanted in different parts of the world. Poetry that tells of Kentucky's history, Kentucky's people, and how a mountain boy experienced or viewed life away from the beautiful Kentucky mountains.

Publication Date: June 4, 2014

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The Life and Times of Ralph Marcum is a mixture of articles by Ralph W. Marcum, Essays by Charles E. Hayes, letters and other writings of early Kentucky Pioneers and interviews by John Dabney Shane with early Kentucky pioneers and settlers.

Publication Date: October 18, 2014

Boonesborough Attack is the story of fictional characters Samuel and Patsy Walter, who play roles with Daniel Boone and Richard Callaway in the defense of Boonesborough in 1778.

Publication Date: October 4, 2014

The Longhunter Before Kit Carson. Before Jedidiah Smith and before Jim Bridger trapped, hunted and explored, the example had been set for them. Men like Elisha Walden, William Blevins, Daniel Boone and Donald Warren left the safety and comfort of settled areas to hunt, trap and explore the land west of the Appalachian Mountains. These half-horse, half-alligator men braved nature and Indians and helped open up Kentucky and Tennessee for settlement.

Publication Date: March 29, 2015

Kentucky Tales from the Old Man
The Kentucky Mountains have always been rich in characters ad their adventures.

Before our lives were cluttered up by radios, televisions, the Internet a facebook we listened to tales told by our grandfathers and uncles.

Sometimes we learned these tales while sitting on the front porch of a store while sitting on a sack of feed.

Publication Date: May 17, 2015

Blood Debt

Over thirty years after the end of the American Revolution, the British still did not respect Americans and many who had suffered from Indian raids led or paid for by the British still wanted the British to pay a blood debt. They collected at the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815 to collect a Blood Debt from the British.

Publication Date: August 22, 2015

Blood on King’s Mountain

Volunteers and militia take on the might of the British Empire in a battle on October 7, 1780 that changed the American revolution.


Publication Date: November 16, 2015

The War Trail

The American Patriots continue down the War Trail to Victory they began at the Battle of Kings Mountain to the Battle against bloody Banastre Tarleton at the Battle of the Cowpens.

Publication Date: March 12, 2016
Print Length: 157 pages
 ISBN: 1523209003


Rise & Fight

General Greene moves to South Carolina after the Battle of Guilford Courthouse an battles the British.

Paperback: 182 pages
Published: August 8, 2017
ISBN-10: 1974340953
ISBN-13: 978-1974340958


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River Race

After the Battle of the Cowpens, General Greene races Cornwallis to keep a river between the American Army and the British Army until the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.  Dan and Nate Bowman continue to spy for Greene and fight for liberty.

Paperback: 172 pages
Published September 12, 2016
ISBN-10: 1530715016
ISBN-13: 978-1530715015


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Cornwallis leaves the Carolinas for Virginia and the fate of the British at the Battle of Yorktown. Daniel Bowman continues fighting the British through the Victory at Yorktown.

Paperback: 174 pages
Published: March 10, 2017
 ISBN-10: 1544613717
ISBN-13: 978-1544613710

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Tomahawk Days

Short stories of the early Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia frontier.

Riding with the Swamp Fox

Riding With the Swamp Fox

Riding with Francis Marion, The Swamp Fox, American Patriots outfox and harass the British and Loyalists in South Carolina 1780 - 1782

Paperback: 146 pages
Published: May 2, 2017
ISBN-10: 1545421587
 ISBN-13: 978-1545421581



Jimmy and Tommy make soap

Tommy and Jimmy Make Soap: A Story of Early Kentucky (Children in Early Kentucky) (Volume 1) Paperback – Large Print, May 30, 2015

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