That Day By the Creek: A Novel About the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864

That Day By the Creek: A Novel About the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864

by John Buzzard

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BN ID: 2940158420320
Publisher: CLADACH Publishing
Publication date: 05/18/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 222
File size: 890 KB

About the Author

John Buzzard's life experiences include serving in the United States Navy aboard the USS America during Operation Desert Storm in 1991, and being shot during an ATM robbery in Berkeley, California. John has traveled throughout the USA, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Holy Land. John is also the author of the memoir 'Storm Tossed' (Cladach, 2006), which he penned under the name Jake Porter. He lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife, Eva, and their German shepherd, Rocky.

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Danele More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I can’t say that I enjoyed every part of this story—some of it made me literally sick to my stomach. But I will say that this book has stuck with me. The story is one that will be hard to forget. I thought the author did a marvelous job in mingling fact with fiction. It was obvious that the author did quite a bit of research, and I enjoyed learning about Indian customs. I know my history, and I knew the fate that was awaiting the Indians, but I couldn’t help but hope that somehow they would manage to escape. I appreciated that the author took the time to help the reader understand the thought process of those who were involved. I also felt that the author dealt with disturbing subject matter in a thoughtful, respectful way. I become very angry with those who try to profit from someone else’s tragedy, but I didn’t feel that this was the author’s aim. I felt that this book showed the importance of knowing the true character of the people who are leading you. It also showed that ambition can lead to cruelty and that tragedy should never be forgotten. But perhaps the thing it showed the most was that as human beings, we are called to display decency, kindness, and compassion to everyone. When we neglect to show compassion, we lose our humanity and risk become something horrible.