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Sideshow at Honeycreek is a story of the desperate struggle for survival on the Texas frontier during the last bitter winter of the Civil War. It chronicles the efforts of the Ike Burns family and their friends in a grim fight against the elements, Union agitators, the Comanche, Confederate indifference, and sometimes each other on the very edge of western expansion in lat ...more
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Published November 12th 2012
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Charles  van Buren
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well done

February 9, 2019

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Fine historical novel based on the January 1865 Battle of Dove Creek and related events. The battle itself was a mistake. The Texans and a few Confederate troops thought they were attacking a large, hostile Comanche encampment. Attempting to make up for their lack of numbers with surprise, the Texans attacked without parlay which would have revealed the truth - the encampment was of peaceful, but
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Greg Seeley
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing

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In Sideshow at Honey Creek, Steven Malone presents an engaging tale inspired by true events that occurred in Texas in the waning months of the Civil War. In a setting largely ignored by most novelists and Civil War historians, Malone shares the story of a guerrilla war waged on one side by a rogue Federal Army manipulating Native American Tribes and, on the other side, valiant but outnumbered ranchers along with a small, yet determined, remnant of the mostly
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John Phillips
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book, very well researched and interesting.
Always good to find out something new, l had no idea about this battle.
A big thanks to the author and please keep them coming.
John Snow
May 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sideshow at Honey Creek is a very good historical novel dealing with events in Texas during the American Civil War.

The book tells stories at several levels. It describes the life and struggle of Texans along the Western Frontier during the Civil War at a time when the usual systems of protection against Indians and lawlessness had more or less collapsed. It tells the tragic story of the little known Battle of Dove Creek in which hundreds of whites and over thousand Indians fought a fierce battl
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Michael Estey
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sideshow at Honey Creek by Steven D. Malone

You have no time to think...

The Republic of Texas during the American Civil War. You are in the middle of a battle, led by General A.E. Lee. Tomahawks are flying, Comanche Indians.

The beginning of the book is a little confusing. You're thrown into the action immediately, which leaves you a little bewildered. But luckily, it lasts only for the first few pages until you become accustomed to the authors style, a little graphic at times, especially the war
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Christoph Fischer
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“Sideshow at Honey Creek” by Steven Malone is a fascinating historical find about one of the lesser known stories of American History, at least it was for me, a European. It is no surprise that the author has a degree in History, the research he must have done for this book is enormous.
The big picture deals with the involvement of Kickapoo and Comanche Indians in Texas during the American Civil War. The smaller stories follow several groups of colourful characters and their personal ordeals dur
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I received a BA in History from the University of Houston. I have been a teacher of life skills and work skills to special needs students, adjudicated youth, and the visually impaired as well as College English. I am a published author and have been a writers coach.

I am a voracious reader of anything from historical fiction to cosmology to the backs of cereal boxes. My interests include ancient an
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