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Botts Goes to War


Pre-order now! Books ship in February. This is the fifth volume in a series. Start your Botts adventure with Botts Begins or purchase volumes 1-4 as a set! 

In Botts Goes to War, the fifth installment of the Alexander Botts and the Earthworm Tractor series, the saga continues for our hero who has packed his bags and reported for duty as the newest recruit for the US Army. In this collection of humorous short stories, Captain Botts defies direct orders, travels the world, and wreaks havoc along the way. Can this renegade salesman be whipped into Army shape and find a way to save the day? 

Alexander Botts was created in 1927 by author William Hazlett Upson. The stories are based on Upson’s work as a service mechanic and troubleshooter for the Caterpillar Tractor Company. For almost half a century, Botts was beloved by Saturday Evening Post readers in more than 100 short stories. This book features the original illustrations that appeared with the stories and is part of a series that will be the first to present the collection in its entirety.

Product details

Title: Botts Goes to War
Octane Press
Publication date:
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
9 × 6 × 1 in
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