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This beautifully written historical novel from one of the West's most popular writers tells the true story of the friendship between Valentine McGillicuddy, a young doctor plucked from his prestigious medical career and newly married wife to serve in the army during the Great Sioux War, and the great chief Crazy Horse. When Crazy Horse finally agrees to surrender to the United States, mistrust and treachery on both sides foster further conflict, and he is gravely wounded. McGillicuddy declares the chief his patient and struggles through a long night to keep him alive.

Set in the sprawling Great Plains during the most tragic period in its history, this tale of bravery, justice, and love weaves a tapestry of time and events into the account of a single day--the last in the life of Crazy Horse--to reveal the secrets surrounding America's past.

Synopsis:

This is the true story of the friendship between a young doctor serving in the army during the Great Sioux War, and war chief Crazy Horse. Set in the Great Plains, this tale weaves a tapestry of time and events into the account of a single day--the last day in the life of Crazy Horse--to reveal the secrets of American history.

About the Author

Dan O'Brien ranks among the West's most celebrated writers. He divides his time between working as an endangered-species biologist, running a cattle ranch, and writing. He is the author of four novels, a short story collection, and three works of nonfiction, including the forthcoming Buffalo Bill for the Broken Heart: Restoring a Piece of the American West. He lives in South Dakota.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments ix Authors Note xi Introduction xiii Chronology of Events xvii The Contract Surgeon 1

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618087839
Author:
O'Brien, Dan
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Da
Author:
n O'Brien
Author:
O'Brien, Dan
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
War
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Great plains
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Oglala Indians
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Westerns - General
Subject:
War & Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 135
Publication Date:
May 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.32x5.44x.66 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This is the true story of the friendship between a young doctor serving in the army during the Great Sioux War, and war chief Crazy Horse. Set in the Great Plains, this tale weaves a tapestry of time and events into the account of a single day--the last day in the life of Crazy Horse--to reveal the secrets of American history.
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