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Buffalo Gordon on The Plains

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The tumultuous years after the Civil War are seen through the unique perspective of an escaped slave who became a sergeant major of the United States Cavalry in this ambitious, adventurous saga about one man's experiences as an African-American Buffalo Soldier.
Deep in the plains of Kansas, on the brink of a bitter winter, Nate Gordon must aid the United States in clearing
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Forge Books
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This follow-up to Buffalo Gordon is written by the grandson of prize-winning author Sinclair Lewis. It follows the life of runaway slave/Union soldier Nate Gordon as he remembers his adventures escaping slavery and fighting the Civil War.

Traveling through the South after the Civil War, Gordon saw burned out manor houses and wiped out, hopeless people struggling to survive. The Army sent his negro regiment West to tackle the Indian problem where he met Kit Carson, Generals Custer and Sheridan, m
What I wrote about "Buffalo Gordon" applies here, too. (I must be a glutton for punishment.) Lewis does include the occasional indelible image, but the writing style, again, is laughable. At best, these two books are drafts. Too bad Lewis doesn't live up to the legacy of his ancestor Sinclair Lewis.
Theophilus (Theo)
Exciting, epic story of an ex-slave who joins the U.S. Army cavalry after the Civil War and lends a hand in taming the West. Fictional characters and storyline, but real history. I just had to look up Isaiah Dormann. He was real. Great story.
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