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A Cold Day in Hell (The Plainsmen #11)

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Veteran Indian fighter Seamus Donegan joins the hunt for Crazy Horse, the elusive Cheyenne warrior chief who's putting the cavalry to shame in this continuing saga of the Great Indian Wars.

Johnston brilliantly recreates the Dull Knife Battle of 1876.
Mass Market Paperback, 512 pages
Published July 21st 2010 by Bantam (first published January 1st 1996)
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Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I felt this was one of the better books. I liked the way it went from the soldier to the Indians views.
Mark Luongo
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Western fiction buffs
Recommended to Mark by: Previous titles in series.
A dramatization of a harsh, brutal winter campaign where men are not only pitted against each other but against the elements as well. The description of the dead draped over mules and becoming frozen in that position is particularly appalling. The suffering of the horses and mules is made clear too.
But it is the relentless policy of the subjugating the Native peoples that is the crux of what the author is writing about, the inevitable destruction of a culture. Kind of apropos what with the Stand
Bob Cantrell
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Like the title says a Cold Day in Hell. Plan on reviewing whole series when finished.
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The book that got me hooked on Terry C Johnston. It is an incredible story that is incredibly told by a master storyteller.
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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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