Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Buffalo Gordon on The Plains” as Want to Read:
Buffalo Gordon on The Plains
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Buffalo Gordon on The Plains

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
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
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Buffalo Gordon on The Plains, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Buffalo Gordon on The Plains

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-16 of 16)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Apr 19, 2011 Luckngrace rated it really liked it
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
Apr 24, 2014 gaudeo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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)
Jul 16, 2010 Theophilus (Theo) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
renee darden
renee darden rated it it was amazing
May 15, 2016
B. Sable
B. Sable marked it as to-read
Apr 01, 2015
Ansate added it
Jul 13, 2013
Kass-Kit D. Cooper
Kass-Kit D. Cooper marked it as to-read
Apr 08, 2013
Bobby Jenkins
Bobby Jenkins rated it it was amazing
Jan 07, 2013
happy rated it really liked it
Sep 27, 2012
Jbondandrews marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2012
Karen S. E.  Raven
Karen S. E. Raven rated it it was amazing
Oct 16, 2011
Karen S. E.  Raven
Karen S. E. Raven marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2011
Katie marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2011
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book