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Carry the Wind (Titus Bass #4)

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  246 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Young Josiah Paddock, on the run from his past in St. Louis, didn't have much hope of survival.Winter was coming to the Rockies, and if the cold cutting through his city clothes didn't kill him, grizzlies or Indians would.Then his luck tumed.He stumbled across the trail of Ol' Scratch, a solitary mountain man eager enough for company to take the brash youngster under his w ...more
Paperback, 704 pages
Published January 16th 1997 by Domain (first published October 1st 1982)
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Chuck This one stands on its own, and is the best of the three. But the other two continue the story, and are worth a read as well.
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Dec 01, 2007 Michael Timlin rated it it was amazing
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Terry C. Johnston was born in 1947 on the plains of Kansas and has lived a varied life as a roustabout, history teacher, printer, paramedic, dog catcher, and car salesman, all the while immersing himself in the history of the early West. His first novel, Carry the Wind, won the Medicine Pipe Bearer’s Award from the Western Writers of America, and his subsequent books, among them Cry of the Hawk, Winter Rain, Dream Catcher, and the Sons of the Plains trilogy, have appeared on bestseller lists th ...more
Jul 18, 2011 Steven rated it really liked it
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I have a real fondness for frontier literature and movies. James Fenimore Cooper, or Robert Redford's "Jeremiah Johnson", for instance. With that in mind, I can't believe it took me so long to discover Terry C. Johnston's Titus Bass books. This is a grand epic that begins with Josiah Paddock in St. Louis setting off to become a beaver trapper in the Rockies. He soon meets up with Bass, who is always called an old man though he's only in his 30s. Bass takes Paddock under his wing and teaches him ...more
Nov 24, 2015 Skip rated it it was amazing
This is a long story of the lives Titus Bass and Josiah Paddock, who were erly 19th century beaver trappers. From thier chance meeting to the conclusion of thier journey thru the northwest mountians, the author fills in all the backround details of thier past lives and experiences. It is a very descriptive story of the brutality of life in the mountians that these men endured during the early 1800's. This is not a story for the squeamish. The author vividly describes brutal attacks by grizzily b ...more
May 27, 2016 Deb rated it it was ok
Tedious. The author repeated himself over and over. Couldn't wait to finish the book.
Oct 18, 2013 Megargee rated it it was amazing
A richly detailed book of the life of the mountain men trapping beaver in the Rockies. While I did not especially like the character of Scratch, I did find him interesting. So much so that I later checked out Dance on the Wind, the book that, although written later, is chronologically the first in the saga. Unfortunately, I discovered that so much of Scratch's back story had been covered in this book, I could not enjoy the prequel. I wish I had read Dance on the Wind before reading Carry the Wi ...more
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Terry C. Johnston was born January 1, 1947 in Arkansas City, KS.
Nineteen publishers rejected Johnston's first novel, Carry the Wind, before it was printed in 1982. However, this first novel was to gain the honor of receiving the Western Writers of America Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award for best first fiction. Johnston is known for his eye for historical detail, and he is a stickler for accuracy.
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