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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: FRASER, GEORGE MACDONALD. Title: Flashman and the Redskins. From the Flashman Papers, 1849-50 and 1875-76.
Description: London, Collins. 1982, First Edition. (ISBN: 0002226618) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Barbosa dust jacket art. 479 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Map endpapers. "When the tide of battle surged over the slopes of Little Bighorn, and Sitting Bull's braves gathered for the final charge that would sweep away the gallant remnant of Custer's 7th Cavalry, a clarion voice was heard above the crash of shots and whistle of arrows, the war-whoops and the pounding hooves: - Readers of his previous adventures will not fail to identify the speaker, or to recognise the tall, distinguished figure in evening dress, tails and whiskers, fleeing the stricken field: Sir Harry Flashman, V.C. veteran of countless retreats from battle and bedchamber, the most decorated coward of the Victorian age, was meeting his fate with the same matchless poltroonery and deafness to duty and decency which had sustained him through a lifetime of dishonourable service, and endeared him to a generation of readers. But how the arch-cad of Dr Arnold's Rugby found himself in the climactic struggle of the American West is only one chapter in an odyssey as hair-raising and scandalous as any in his six earlier volumes of memoirs. He traces it with his usual shameless candour and caustic humour, from the wagon-trains of the Forty-Niners, when he foug ht his terrified way across the Plains in command of a bordello on wheels, to the holocaust of Bent's Fort and the horrors of scalp-hunting raids, Apache warpaths, dinner parties with Custer, captivity among the Sioux, confrontations with President Grant and Wild Bill Hickock, duels, escapes, conspiracies, and shoot-outs - to say nothing of passionate encounters with Indian belles, dusky beauties, enthusiastic widows, and mysterious adventuresses. This is Flashy's West as only he can describe it - the West, at once legendary and authentic, of Mangas Colorado and Kit Carson, of Custer and Spotted Tail, of Crazy Horse and the Deadwood stage, a pageant of savage warriors and Mountain Men, glory-hunting soldiers and gunfighters, gamblers, eccentrics, scoundrels, and those extraordinary folk, white and Indian, who broke the trails or resisted the invasion." Slight ridge down centre of spine, some light toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine, flap-folds and top part of panels; minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good.
Keywords: Harry Flashman, Bullies, Cads, Little Bighorn, Custer, Gold Rush, Wild West, Indians, Sitting Bull, George Armstrong Custer, Humor, Humour, Cowards, American West, Forty-Niners, Bent's Fort, Apaches, Sioux, President Grant, Wild Bill Hickok, 7th Cavalry,
Price: US$ 30.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 30358
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