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The Stalkers: The Battle Of Beecher Island, 1868 (The Plainsmen #3)

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No one captures the glory, adventure and drama of the courageous men and women who tamed the American West like award-winning author Terry Johnston. His Plainsmen series brims with colorful characters, fierce battles and compelling historical lore.

Entrenched on a poorly sheltered island, many of Seamus Donegan's crack squad of Army scouts lie dead--and many more are dying.
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 15th 1992 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 1990)
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Fredrick Danysh
Jul 17, 2014 Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it
Seamus Donegan is searching the American West for his uncle in 1868. He hires on with a group of civilian scouts for the army because he is told that his uncle will be in the group. Thus he rides off into this fictional account of the Battle of Beecher's Island. The story portrays the daily struggle for survival by a vastly outnumbered company against a superior force of Indians. A good historical Western.
Steve
Jul 07, 2012 Steve rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this book for the telling of the Battle of Beecher Island.

You can feel yourself being part of the action as you are pinned down on that sandy island and your supplies are slowly dwindling and then they are gone.

It gives a good account of the defensive tactics used to keep as many soldiers alive as they could.

So far, the best in the Plainsmen Series.
John
Oct 29, 2013 John rated it did not like it
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forced myself to at least read the first 100 pages but could go no farther. I am spoiled by Louis L'amour and Zane Grey who write every paragraph to be interesting and a joy to read. this author not so ,in my opinion. No flow to the story ,very choppy..
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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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