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Light a Distant Fire

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Osceola had no illusions that the struggle would be an easy one. But after years of humbly acquiescing to the white men's demands, he was ready to fight no matter what the cost. The young men would have the chance to earn war honors. Their women would have reason to be proud of them again.
When "Old Man" Jackson declared war on the Seminole, he never envisioned battling a p
Paperback, 10 pages
Published December 13th 1991 by Ballantine Books (first published 1988)
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Lucia St. Clair Robson is one of those authors whose prose jams in every bit of research she's ever done on the subject. This can be a good thing if artfully done (which to some extent it is) but also a bad thing because we get long drawn-out passages about the mundane details of hunting, rituals, and so on. Full disclosure: if I hadn't been listening to the audiobook, I probably would still be plowing through it 4 months later. If I recall, it took forever to read Ride the Wind. So that's the r ...more
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I enjoyed this story. The discriptions of the life in the village life was very detailed. weather it was true or not it still gave a very good insight in to the hardship that befell the indians in the early years of our nation. this was very enlighting and interesting to read.
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Lucia St. Clair Robson has been a Peace Corps Volunteer, a teacher and a librarian. Her first historical novel, RIDE THE WIND, appeared on the New York Times best seller list, and in 1983 received the Golden Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. Since then she has written seven more novels set in a variety of times and places. Kirkus Reviews wrote, "Few novelists working today have a bet ...more
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