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Devil's Backbone By Terry C. Johnston

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When Modoc Chief Keintpoos murders a Civil War hero during negotiations with federal officials, the US Army launches an attack against the rebel Modocs, and Sergeant Seamus Donegan becomes embroiled in the costliest war in frontier history.

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Devil's Backbone by Terry C. Johnston

The Modoc Indians and American officials had been flirting with war in the Oregon Territory for some time. When Modoc chief Keintpoos murdered a Civil War hero during negotiations, the US Army launched a deadly offensive against the rebel tribe. Besieged in the natural stronghold of the Lava Beds near Tule Lake, the Modocs waged bloody war for seven long months. Sergeant Seamus Donegan, on the trail of his uncle, Ian O'Rourke, arrived at Tule lake just as the conflict errupted. Soon Donegan and the brooding O'Rourke found themselves embroiled in what would be the costliest war in frontier history...

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"Rich and fascinating." --Washington Post Book World

About Terry C. Johnston

Terry C. Johnston was born on the first day of 1947 on the plains of Kansas, and lived all his life in the American West. His first novel, Carry the Wind, won the Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award from the Western Writers of America, and his subsequent books appeared on bestseller lists throughout the country.

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Devil's Backbone by Terry C. Johnston
Terry C. Johnston
Plainsmen Series
Used - Good
St Martin's Press
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.