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Plainsmen #05: Devil's Backbone: The Modoc War, 1872-3

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Devil's Backbone

Terry C. Johnston

 The Modoc Indians and American officials had been flirting with war in the Oregon Territory for some time. When Modoc chief Keintpoos murdered a Civil War hero during negotiations, the U.S. Army launched a deadly offensive against the rebel tribe. Besieged in the natural stronghold of the Lava Beds near Tule Lake, the Modocs waged bloody war for seven long months.

Sergeant Seamus Donegan, on the trail of his uncle, Ian O'Rourke, arrived at Tule Lake just as the conflict erupted. Soon Donegan and the brooding O'Rourke found themselves embroiled in what would be the costliest war in frontier history...

 

 

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Sgt. Seamus Donegan, on the trail of his uncle, Ian O'Rourke, arrives at Ule Lake just as the conflict between the Americans and Modoc Indians erupts into war. Soon Donegan and the brooding O'Rourke find themselves embroiled in what will be the costliest war in frontier history.

About the Author

Terry C. Johnston was born on 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's Award from the Western Writers of America, and his subsequent books appeared on bestseller lists throughout the country.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312925741
Subtitle:
The Modoc War, 1872-3
Author:
Johnston, Terry C.
Author:
Johnston, Terry C.
Publisher:
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Modoc Indians
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Westerns - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Plainsmen (Paperback)
Series Volume:
No. 5
Publication Date:
19910815
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.82 x 4.24 x 1.165 in

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"Synopsis" by , Sgt. Seamus Donegan, on the trail of his uncle, Ian O'Rourke, arrives at Ule Lake just as the conflict between the Americans and Modoc Indians erupts into war. Soon Donegan and the brooding O'Rourke find themselves embroiled in what will be the costliest war in frontier history.
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