Winner of the Spur Award for Best Historical Novel
“Douglas C. Jones is one the great novelists of the American West, and Roman is one of his finest works—a hugely entertaining story with unforgettable characters.”—James Donovan, Author of A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn
Young Roman Hasford stood by his mother and sister on the family’s Arkansas hill farm while his father was off fighting in the Civil War. Now that his father has returned, Roman heads west to blaze his own trail. Eager for adventure, Roman gets more than he bargained for—from the rough-and-tumble boomtown of Leavenworth, Kansas, to the blood-soaked prairies where he fights Cheyenne warriors at the Battle of Beecher’s Island.
Authentic and action-packed, Douglas C. Jones’s Roman is an epic, unforgettable coming-of-age story, set against the background of the sprawling, wild, new frontier of the American West.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.40(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Douglas C. Jones was a three-time winner of the Western Writers of America's Golden Spur Award, as well as the recipient of their Owen Wister Award of Lifetime Achievement. A native of Arkansas, Jones died in 1998.
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What People are Saying About This
“Few writers can summon forth the agonies and joys of the rites of passage as poignantly as Douglas C. Jones, who in Roman counterbalances that highly personal experience with a broader one of the coming-of-age of the American West…as always, Jones’s vision is as singular as a thumbprint.”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am only in the first part of the book but it's the fourth book I've read by Douglas C. Jones and I think there's no one better and very few equals. This book, "Roman," is a realistic and sensitive story of a young man's coming of age on the western frontier starting in 1866. So far it's enjoyable, exciting, and educational. I also recommend the other three books, "Elkhorn Tavern," "Barefoot Brigade,"and "Winding Stair."
I will let you know (if I get the book).