Cheyenne Summer: The Battle of Beecher Island: A History

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Pegasus Books
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6.0 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
Terry Mort studied English literature at Princeton University. Later he served as an officer in the navy, including a lengthy deployment to Vietnam. He is the author of a book on fly-fishing and, most recently, The Hemingway Patrols and The Wrath of Cochise. He has also edited works by Mark Twain, Jack London, and Zane Grey. He lives with his wife in Sonoita, Arizona.
Praise for Terry Mort:
"The Wrath of Cochise is compact, crisply written and provocative. Simply as a narrative of Western warfare, Mr. Mort's lucid, often beautifully written book is a pleasure to read. But he also poses questions that take his story to a deeper, morally challenging plane."-- "The Wall Street Journal"
"A well-done chronicle of a harsh war fought in a harsh environment."-- "Booklist"
"Meticulously written. Mort makes a fascinating read of every subject he takes up."-- "The Associated Press"
"A unique biography of Ernest Hemingway's decision to volunteer to hunt German U-boats in the Gulf Stream--it was this quest that would shape much of The Old Man and the Sea. A rewarding read about the inner workings of an artistic mind."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Epic in scope. Terry Mort tells the story of a little-known period in the life of one of America's greatest novelists."--Philip Caputo, author of A Rumor of War
"The long road to a small but iconic battle between the U.S. and the Plains Indians is richly recounted in Cheyenne Summer. The Battle of Beecher Island...serves as an allegory of the larger cultural, demographic and societal shifts that Mort crisply outlines throughout the book. In this deeply considered study, the nomadic Cheyenne face off against the U.S. Army...ultimately leading to a heroic stand for both sides at Beecher Island in 1868."-- "Shelf Awareness"
"Mort bases his detailed, page-turning account largely on recollections by Forsyth and by Cheyenne warrior George Bent, creating a nuanced portrayal of a battle that epitomizes the struggle to settle the Plains. The story will appeal to readers interested in U.S.-Native conflict after the Civil War. A rich addition to the popular military history of the late-18th-century frontier."-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred)"