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James Alexander Thom


Born
in Gosport, Indiana, The United States
January 01, 1933

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James Alexander Thom (born 1933) is an American author, most famous for his works in the Western genre. Born in Gosport, Indiana, he graduated from Butler University and served in the United States Marine Corps. He is a former professor of journalism at Indiana University, and a contributor to the The Saturday Evening Post. His fifth wife, Dark Rain Thom was a member of the Shawnee United Remnant Band until its dissolution; the Thoms presently live in the "Indiana hill country" near Bloomington.

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Follow the River

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From Sea to Shining Sea

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The Red Heart

4.36 avg rating — 1,450 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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Long Knife

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The Children of First Man

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Saint Patrick's Battalion

3.79 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
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Fire in the Water

4.22 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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“Once upon a time it was now.”
James Alexander Thom, The Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction

“But then he remembered what George had told him about pain. You know what you can do, even if your body says quit. It's only pain.

"It's only pain, he thought, hearing George's voice and seeing his eagle-face. If anyone would know, George would, he thought. And truly, he thought, it's the most useful one thing a body can know.”
James Alexander Thom, From Sea to Shining Sea

“He remembered another one of his mother's saying. It was back when she'd birthed Fanny, her tenth. Someone had siad it was about time she gave up mothering and rested. "Nay," she had said. "I've started something, and now I wouldn't stop if I could, and I couldn't stop if I would.”
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