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Jun 06, 2000
| ISBN 9780553572865
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Oct 06, 2010
| ISBN 9780307760579
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Jun 06, 2000 | ISBN 9780553572865
Oct 06, 2010 | ISBN 9780307760579
With the end of the beaver trade at hand, free trappers like Titus Bass must somehow make their way on a changing frontier. Drawn by the promise of adventure and wealth, Bass joins an expedition to Spanish California, where the ranchos have horses and mules in abundance. Their plan is to steal the livestock and drive it back east across the great Mojave Desert to sell to fur traders for top dollar. But pursuit by formidable Mexican soldiers and an attack by fierce Digger Indians take their toll on Bass and his fellow raiders.Arriving back in the Rockies, the mountain man discovers that even the famous Jim Bridger has abandoned trapping and settled down to trade with overland immigrants plying the Oregon Trail. Wondering where his own trail will lead him, Bass journeys south for a reunion with an old friend in Taos-only to be caught up in the "Taos Rebellion." And in its tragic aftermath, Titus finds himself once again an outsider in a world he no longer recognizes.
Terry C. Johnston is recognized as a master of the American historical novel. His grand adventures of the American West combine the grace and beauty of a natural storyteller with complete dedication to historical accuracy and authenticity. Johnston was born the… More about Terry C. Johnston
"No one does it better than Terry Johnston. He has emerged as one of the great frontier historical novelists of our generation." —Tulsa World"Terry C. Johnston is an authentic American treasure."–Loren D. Estleman
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