Panther in the Sky

Panther in the Sky

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by James Alexander Thom
     
 

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"Thom shows how, in honest, capable hands, fictionalized biography can add verisimilitude to the life and times of this extraordinary America....The dialogue has the ring of reality about it....Thom is able to get into the thoughts and emotions of his characters...."
DEE BROWN
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Rich, colorful and bursting with excitment, this remarkable story

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"Thom shows how, in honest, capable hands, fictionalized biography can add verisimilitude to the life and times of this extraordinary America....The dialogue has the ring of reality about it....Thom is able to get into the thoughts and emotions of his characters...."
DEE BROWN
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Rich, colorful and bursting with excitment, this remarkable story turns James Alexander Thom's power and passion for American history to the epic story of Tecumseh's life and give us a heart-thumping novel of one man's magnificent destiny--to unite his people in the struggle to save their land and their way of life from the relentless press of the white settlers.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``What particularly distinguishes this splendidly vigorous and imaginative recreation of the life of the great Shawnee chief Tecumseh (1768-1813) is its bid to capture the spirit of Midwestern Indian culture from within,'' commented PW. (Mar.)
Library Journal
Thom's previous books, published in trade paperback, all dealt with Americans fighting for independence in the Ohio River area and their experiences with the Indians in the late 1700s. Now come the Indians themselves, with this hardcover novel of Tecumseh (1768-1813). Tecumseh was born under a shooting star, a portent of greatness. His father and older brothers died fighting white encroachment onto Indian lands, and he became the leader of younger and more dissident elements of many tribes in order to fight white seizure of their lands. The basic facts of this warrior's life are all here, but Thom states he ``was looking especially for insights into the culture, morality, ceremony, and psychic condition of the Shawnee people in the time of their greatest crisis.'' He seems to have found them, as the characters are alive and believable. Overlong but well done.-- Andrea Lee Shuey, Dallas P.L.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307763143
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/06/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
80,003
File size:
3 MB

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Panther in the Sky 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Preclovis More than 1 year ago
This was the first book by James Alexander Thom I read. I am hooked. This guy is absolutely one of the best story tellers of our time. He takes you right to the heart of the story and doesn't miss a beat. He is the master of mixing historical fact with a bit of fiction to create a very accurate historical novel.
I have read all of his books. Everything he writes is a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Panther in the Sky is not only a fabulous, enthralling read, but as historically accurate as it gets. As a resident of Chillicothe I have attended our outdoor drama 'Tecumseh!' many times and I must say this book far better relays the character and integrity of the Native American people. You will truly learn from this read. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Thom!
Guest More than 1 year ago
James Alexander Thom is the best author I have read in a long time. I read this book first, and since then i have read every title he has had published. excellent, captivating, reading!!!!! Thank You, Mr. Thom a forever fan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this book when I was in the eighth grade in 1993. I read it three times that year. I was an immediate fan. Panther in the Sky has remained my favorite book all these years. I have yet to find one that even comes close to the enjoyment I got from this book! It truly is the best book I've ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historical fiction at its best
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This is definitely a 5-star book!
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atzbech More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book overall but felt the author described too many battles that went on and on. Got rather boring. One battle seemed the same as the next. Found myself speed-reading through most of them. I liked the main story of Tecumseh and enjoyed the characters. I felt I got my money's worth because of the length of the book. We Americans need to feel ashamed at the way we treated the Indians and devastated their families and their land. Hope we learned some valuable lessons.
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fatherjohn4 More than 1 year ago
Excellant read on a very important person in American history. Almost prolonged the course of American expansion westward in the 1800's.
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Second res