Keating, Bern

About the author

Bern Keating (1915–2004) was born in Quebec, Canada, and moved to America as a child. He received his BA from the University of Arkansas, and while he was there learned the arts of researching and writing rapidly by writing other students’ term papers for money (something he said he’d been blackmailed into). This stood him in good stead after his photography became a success, and he began to add words to his photographs of America. He wrote over 30 books, mostly on travel and geography. His favourite book, however, is his one horse book, an historical set during the Civil War, The Horse that Won the Civil War.

Finding the book
Easy to find.

Links and sources
Bern Keating on Mississippi Writers and Musicians
Terri Wear: Horse Stories: An Annotated Bibliography

Bibliography (horse books only)

The Horse That Won the Civil War

Putnam, New York, 1964, 157 pp.

Pancho wins a half breed horse, Furiosa, from the Indian Chief Checoba in a contest. The horse goes on to play an important part in the defeat of the Confederate Army.