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Mass Market Paperback The Stalkers: The Battle Of Beecher Island, 1868 (The Plainsmen Series) Book

ISBN: 0312929633

ISBN13: 9780312929633

The Stalkers: The Battle Of Beecher Island, 1868 (The Plainsmen Series)

(Book #3 in the The Plainsmen Series)

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No one captures the glory, adventure and drama of the courageous men and women who tamed the American West like award-winning author Terry Johnston. His Plainsmen series brims with colorful characters, fierce battles and compelling historical lore.Entrenched on a poorly sheltered island, many of Seamus Donegan's crack squad of Army scouts lie dead--and many more are dying. Led by Colonel George Forsyth, fifty seasoned plainsmen had combed the Colorado...

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Excellant

As aslways Mr. Jonston uses a fictional person to carry his story. Seamus Donegon and fifty top notch army scouts after scouring the Colorado Territory for the mighty Cheyenne. At the junction of the Republican river and the Arikarre on an island the scouts find themselves surrounded by Cheyenne and they are out numbered 20 to 1. The battle lasts nine long days. This is a good book but as one reviewer said "why make this book fictional when the real story is just as fascinating" I agree. If you like good history of the Indian wars without reading 25 different books go to this isbn # 0803251866. The title is: GREAT WESTERN INDIAN FIGHTS.You'll love this book.

Best series in a long time!!

I found Terry C. Johnston, to be one of the best damn authors I've read in a long time! He has done his research and knows the material as if he was there to witness it himself. This is the third book in the plainsmen series. Once you pick it up you won't put it down. I highly recommend the whole series to anyone that is wondering about the old Indian war era. He has some fiction but a lot fact that many would be very interested in. You are still thinking about it your wasting time get the book it starts with Sioux Dawn.

History Alive

Terry C. Johnston makes history live. I discovered him several years ago while looking for something western to read. Having read many of Loius L'Amour's stories I happened upon T. C. J's trilogy about the life and times of Titus Bass. (Now at least five books.) I then started reading the 'Plainsmen series' of which 'The Stalkers' is book Three. The absolute finest historical fiction I've ever read. His stories are based on carefully researched history. Because he has such a unique story teller's ability bringing the reader 'in', sometimes I think I can smell the black powder and hear the arrows singing overhead. I buy em' as soon as he writes em'.

The smell of gun powder, fear and bravery is still with me.

Terry C. Johnston has made me into a history lover. His versions are very authentic without being boring. Indeed, as he has demonstrated in all of his novels, history was indeed made of real people with with strengths and weaknesses. I can't get enough. Waitin' for his next!

Excellent...Historical Fiction at its very best.....

The adventures of Seamus Donegan continue to enthrall Mr. Johnston's readers in this the third book of "The Plainsmen" series. While a fictional work, this book clearly paints an historically accurate picture of what it must have been like during those "hot" September days in 1868 when Sandy Forsyth and the original "Rough Riders," fell into hell on the Arickaree Fork of the Republican River, in Eastern Colorado. From 1st page to last you will not put this book down as you too are sucked into this living hell of dust, smoke, blazing gunfire, screeching war-cries, pounding hooves, screaming curses, flies, unquenching thirst, endless hunger, putrifying stench of death and wondering who is next. Beecher Island happened and you are there...If you like Western American History then don't miss this book....
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