Dance on the Wind: The Plainsmen by Terry C. Johnston
Sixteen-year-old Titus Bass fears one fate more than any other: never to experience the great wilderness or the wildness inside himself. So late one night he snatches a squirrel gun and a handful of biscuits, flees into the woods, and doesn’t look back. From Louisville past the Chickasaw bluffs and the Natchez Trace all the way to New Orleans, he plunges into the rough-and-tumble life along the banks of the Mississippi: a volatile, violent country of boatmen and river bandits, knife fights and Indian raids, strong liquor and stronger women. Yet beyond the great river stretches the vast, unexplored expanse of the Great Plains. And it is here that young Titus will seek his future, and risk everything to seize it.
Terry C. Johnston is recognized as a master of the American historical novel. His grand adventures of the American West combine the grace and beauty of a natural storyteller with complete dedication to historical accuracy and authenticity. Johnston was born on the first day of 1947 on the plains of Kansas, and lived all his life in the American West. His first novel, Carry the Wind, won the Medicine Pipe Bearer Award from the Western Writers of America, and his subsequent books have appeared on bestseller lists throughout the country. After writing more than thirty novels, he died in March 2001 in Millings, Montana.
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T Johnston has developed a variety of wonderful characters and rotton characters you love to hate in his series devoted to main characterTitus Bass If your interested in the wilderness and the age of the mountain man, then this is a must
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There were times that I thought this book was a little bit of a romance and also a little "bawdy" and romance books aren't my thing.
That somehow didn't keep me from reading all of it. I was surprised by the content of his book because I knew the age of many of
his readers and that many people would think of his books as westerns or historical fiction. But you know...I think this is a very good
picture of a young boy growing up and wanting to follow his dreams and finding out how very hard that is to do at times.
And wow, if you really like to learn about history, this is fun. Every time I read something and thought "can that really be where that
happened", I looked it up and it was true. Not a quick read but definitely a good one.
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