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In 1876, a green second lieutenant named Crofton barely escapes Little Bighorn-where, before Crofton's startled eyes, Custer is killed by his own enraged men-only to find that his life's adventures have just begun. Over the next three years, curiosity, fate, and the schemes of others will take him halfway around the world, from a "whore's war" in Kansas to a rebellion in Cuba to the horrors of the Zulu war in East Africa. Along the way, he will encounter such figures as Grant, Sherman, and Hayes; get shot; find love; endure betrayal-and somehow, through the crucible of blood and fire, arrive at something that might be called wisdom.

Crofton's Fire is a constantly surprising story, replete with lean, sharp writing, vivid characters, and unexpected turns-that rarest of all things: a true discovery.

Synopsis:

In this highly original first novel, a green second lieutenant barely escapes Little Bighorn--only to find that his life's adventures have just begun. "Keith Coplin's wry historical vision compellingly informs every graceful line of "Crofton's Fire."--Robert B. Parker.

About the Author

Keith Coplin is a professor at Colby College in Kansas. His articles, stories, and poems have appeared in many publications. He is at work on his second novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399151125
Author:
Coplin, Keith
Publisher:
Putnam Adult
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Picaresque literature
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 187
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
IMS-20
Publication Date:
20040105
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.70x5.80x.98 in. .97 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 288 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399151125 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this highly original first novel, a green second lieutenant barely escapes Little Bighorn--only to find that his life's adventures have just begun. "Keith Coplin's wry historical vision compellingly informs every graceful line of "Crofton's Fire."--Robert B. Parker.
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