Dying Thunder: The Battle of Adobe Walls and Palo Canyon, 1874 (The Plainsmen Series #7)

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Dying Thunder

Terry Johnston

Newly freed from service with the 10th Cavalry, Seamus Donegan joins a party of buffalo hunters as they follow the shrinking herds into the ancient hunting grounds of the Kiowa and Comanche. The presence of the white men ignites a storm of Indian fury and the group is besieged. Donegan and some 27 men and one woman take shelter in a few sod shanties. They hold off over 700 braves ...

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Overview

Dying Thunder

Terry Johnston

Newly freed from service with the 10th Cavalry, Seamus Donegan joins a party of buffalo hunters as they follow the shrinking herds into the ancient hunting grounds of the Kiowa and Comanche. The presence of the white men ignites a storm of Indian fury and the group is besieged. Donegan and some 27 men and one woman take shelter in a few sod shanties. They hold off over 700 braves for five days in the fight at Adobe Walls.

From then on, the U.S. Army would not rest until the Indians of the Staked Plain returned to their reservations. Under the command of Colonel Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, Seamus Donegan rides back to that embattled land as the U.S. Army tracks the tribes of Chief Quanan Parker to Palo Duro canyon--for a bloody showdown that would forever change the face of the West.

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Washington Post Book World

Rich and fascinating...a genuine flavor of the period and of the men who made it what it was.
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"Rich and fascinating...a genuine flavor of the period and of the men who made it what it was."--Washington Post Book World

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312928346
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Series: Plainsmen Series, #7
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 321,925
  • Product dimensions: 4.13 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry C. Johnston, born on the first day of 1947 on the plains of Kansas, lived his whole 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 have appeared on bestseller lists throughout the country.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2001

    Another Winner

    Once again, Johnston has you in his grip. Another book I just could not put down until finished. Johnston has his way of captivating you. I am rereading the entire series again. Can't get enough of Johnston's writing

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