First Dark: A Buffalo Soldier's Story - Second Edition

First Dark: A Buffalo Soldier's Story - Second Edition

by Bob Rogers


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614347514
Publisher:, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2011
Pages: 588
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.31(d)

About the Author

Bob Rogers, author of Will and Dena, is a former army captain and combat leader during the Vietnam War in Troop A, 1/10th Cavalry. He was a charter member of the Baltimore, MD chapter of the 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association. Bob lives in Charlotte, NC.

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E.S. Tennent

First Dark is a well researched work of historical fiction, set during and just after the Civil War. This engaging story centers on Isaac Rice, a run-away slave who eventually joins a Buffalo Soldier's unit of the Union Army in the West and intertwines his life and experiences with those of such diverse people as plantation owners, US congressmen, army units operating behind enemy lines, hostile Indians and Mexican combatants. It accurately reflects the attitudes and prejudices of the times and presents both villains and heroes. Rogers makes this novel extremely readable and entertaining as a book of fiction that is based upon actual events and deeds of real people. I thought it was great and I highly recommend First Dark.


This book is a work of fiction based on real events and the deeds of real people during the United States' Civil War, Indian Wars, America's Reconstruction period, and a nineteenth century Mexican Revolution. The point of view characters and supporting cast who engage in dialog herein and the USS Benjamin Franklin are my inventions. The historic men and women referenced, organizations, other places, events, other ships, geography, weapons, and the acts of war and kindness are real. For your convenience, a list of lesser known real historic figures is included at the end of this book and updated on my web site; including the bibliography. —From the author

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