By Terry C. Johnston
Publish 12 months note: initially released April 1st 1991
No one captures the honor, event and drama of the brave women and men who tamped the yankee West like award-winning writer Terry Johnston. His Plainsmen sequence brims with colourful characters, fierce battles and compelling old lore.
Grueling wintry weather gave strategy to bloody spring as Seamus Donegan and his fellow military scouts rode west with the Kansas Pacific Railway. Led through the mythical "Buffalo" invoice Cody, they withstood blazing hit-and-run raids by means of Cheynne puppy Soldiers—while trailed by way of a skulking enemy from Donegan's earlier. Then, in midsummer, the fleeing Cheyennes camped. And the fifth Cavalry fastened the brutal shock assault that might provide upward push to a fierce new warrior-leader named White Horse: the conflict of Summit Springs, 1869.
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