A Cold Day in Hell: The Dull Knife Battle, 1876 (The Plainsmen Series #11)

A Cold Day in Hell: The Dull Knife Battle, 1876 (The Plainsmen Series #11)

by Terry C. Johnston

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Overview

After a terrible summer of blood and fire, scout Seamus Donegan finally has reason to rejoice: his wife, Samantha, has given birth to his first son. But the time to celebrate new life is short . . . for the old business of death continues. Phil Sheridan has gathered his officers at Fort Laramie for a war council to prepare the winter campaign. His objective: capture Crazy Horse, the elusive Sioux warrior chief whose exploits have put the U.S. cavalry to shame. Sending his scouts ahead—men such as Seamus Donegan and the legendary Yellowstone Kelly—Sheridan will march his armies north into the valley of the Red Fork of the Crazy Woman Creek . . . and into a battle that will prove as brutal and bitter as the killing winter winds.

Praise for Terry C. Johnston

“Johnston is an authentic American treasure.”—Loren D. Estleman, author of Edsel
 
“Terry C. Johnston has emerged as the great frontier historical novelist of his generation.”—Paul Andrew Hutton, author of Phil Sheridan and His Army

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553299762
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Series: Plainsmen Series , #11
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 674,140
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.95(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

Terry C. Johnston is recognized as a master of the American historical novel. His grand adventures of the American West combine the grace and beauty of a natural storyteller with complete dedication to historical accuracy and authenticity. Johnston was born the first day of 1947 on the plains of Kansas, and lived all his life in the American West. His first novel, Carry the Wind, won the Medicine Pipe Bearer Award from the Western Writers of America, and his subsequent books have appeared on bestseller lists throughout the country. After writing more than 30 novels, he died in March 2001 in Millings, Montana.

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You faked me out... i thought it was the real story. DX
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