A Distant Trumpet

A Distant Trumpet

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by Paul Horgan
     
 

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A magnificently sweeping tale of the American West in the aftermath of the Civil War that is heroic in scale, rich in dramatic action, and filled with brilliant characterizations. Horgan's three-dimensional pageant of the daring and dangerous frontier life has been termed "the finest historical novel in American literature" (Gorham Munson) and "the finest novel yet on… See more details below

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A magnificently sweeping tale of the American West in the aftermath of the Civil War that is heroic in scale, rich in dramatic action, and filled with brilliant characterizations. Horgan's three-dimensional pageant of the daring and dangerous frontier life has been termed "the finest historical novel in American literature" (Gorham Munson) and "the finest novel yet on the Southwest" (New York Times).

Originally published in 1960—selling half a million copies at the time—and first reissued as a Nonpareil paperback in 1991, this immensely popular work of fiction has attracted, informed, and been embraced by a whole new generation of readers.

"A monumental work by a monumental writer."—San Francisco Chronicle

"In the years to come our children will open this book with the same sense of discovery that kept me reading into the night. . . It deserves a permanent place in our literature."—Miami News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879238636
Publisher:
Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Series:
Nonpareil Books Series
Edition description:
1st Nonpareil ed
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.23(h) x 1.61(d)

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