Lord of the Plain

Lord of the Plain

by Max Crawford, Larry McMurtry
     
 

In this historical novel by Max Crawford, the U.S. 2nd Cavalry rolls into Texas in the 1870s with orders to keep the peace and persuade the fierce Comanches to move quietly onto the reservation. Captain Philip Chapman tells a tale of high adventure: the hardships of a forced cavalry march, an ambush by the Comanches, an idyllic summer camp at the Caballo Ranch,

Overview

In this historical novel by Max Crawford, the U.S. 2nd Cavalry rolls into Texas in the 1870s with orders to keep the peace and persuade the fierce Comanches to move quietly onto the reservation. Captain Philip Chapman tells a tale of high adventure: the hardships of a forced cavalry march, an ambush by the Comanches, an idyllic summer camp at the Caballo Ranch, the epic trek made by Chapman and his K Troop across the Ilano estacado, and defeat of Tehana Storm, legendary half-white Comanche chieftain, in the decisive battle at Palo Duro Canyon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806129082
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author

Max Crawford is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Waltz across Texas, Lords of the Plain, and Wamba, all three published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

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