Moon of Bitter Cold
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Moon of Bitter Cold

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Moon of Bitter Cold is a moving novel of the only frontier war that the Native Americans ever won, from award winning author Frederick J. Chiaventone. Moon of Bitter Cold begins in 1866 when the Civil War has ended, but the war in the west, with its bloody collision of cultures, is increasingly tense and dangerous. As the US Army builds more forts on the Great Plains and into the Wyoming Territory, the Plains Indians raid, attack, and skirmish, but to little effect. Then Red Cloud, a Lakota Sioux war leader, assembles more than 3,000 warriors, uniting the Sioux with the Cheyenne, Arapho, and Crow in order to make war on the white man. This is the only war that the western Indians ever win against the encroaching settlers. Thorough and impartial, vivid and gritty, Moon of Bitter Cold is a major narrative about a critical period and its pivotal figures on a frontier that won't know peace for decades.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 104 x 171 x 30mm | 204g
  • FORGE
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765393506
  • 9780765393500

About Frederick J Chiaventone

FREDERICK J. CHIAVENTONE, the 13th Count of Castle Vecchia, is a novelist, screenwriter, military historian, consultant, retired cavalry officer and Professor Emeritus for International Security Affairs at the US Army's Command and General Staff College. He is the author of A Road We Do Not Know, and lives in Weston, Missouri.show more

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"Outstandingly well researched and superbly crafted, each page of this riveting work breathes new life into a period and a people obscured by time." --W.E.B. Griffin, New York Times bestselling author "With the discipline of the historian and the flair of a novelist, Frederick J. Chiaventone lays before us the compelling story of the men and women involved in the clash of cultures that changed the American West forever." --Harold Coyle, New York Times bestselling author "Chiaventone's storytelling skills are masterly." --Steve Harrington, New York Times bestselling authorshow more

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32 ratings
4.21 out of 5 stars
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