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Soldier in Buckskin
     

Soldier in Buckskin

by Ray Hogan
 

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THE TIME OF THE TRAPPERS

It was a time of legends. A time when brave souls dared to follow their dreams into untamed lands, despite dangers and hardships few could imagine. Of these heroic pioneers, one man stood alone. Frontiersman, fur trapper, Army scout, and trusted friend of the Indian, perhaps no one embodied the adventure and history of the American

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THE TIME OF THE TRAPPERS

It was a time of legends. A time when brave souls dared to follow their dreams into untamed lands, despite dangers and hardships few could imagine. Of these heroic pioneers, one man stood alone. Frontiersman, fur trapper, Army scout, and trusted friend of the Indian, perhaps no one embodied the adventure and history of the American wilderness more than Kit Carson.

Against the vast backdrop of the Spanish and Mexican Southwest and the Indian nations, this sweeping historical saga paints a vivid portrait of Carson during the most exciting decades of his life—his years as a trapper, when his search for pelts led him ever deeper into the pristine wilderness...and into history.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Though closing in on 90, Hogan, born in 1908, can still snap out stirring westerns-like this docu-novel, part of the publishers' Five Star Western series, that covers the life of legendary frontiersman Kit Carson from 1831 to 1848. Here, the mountain man leads successful trapping parties, fights sharp skirmishes with fierce Blackfoot and Ute and revels in the majestic beauty of the Western landscape. Carson also finds love and intimate sanctuary with his first wife, Singing Grass, an Arapahoe Indian princess, and, after her untimely death, with the beautiful Senorita Josefa Jaramillo, who welcomes him into her family of wealthy Spanish aristocracy. Also of interest here are Carson's experiences as guide to John C. Fremont, whose expeditions aimed to explore, survey and map the West from Utah to Oregon and California. Hogan's portrayal of Carson is a skillful blend of legend and reality, revealing the famous scout to be a man of honor and courage. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477840481
Publisher:
Amazon Publishing
Publication date:
10/15/2013
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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