An Obituary for Major Reno

An Obituary for Major Reno

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A New York newspaperman is determined to fulfil a deathbed request: restore honour to Major Marcus Reno, disgraced survivor of Little Big Horn. Major Marcus Reno, one of Custer's senior officers, escaped the carnage of Little Big Horn and saved most of the troopers under his command from the Sioux and Cheyenne onslaught. Even so, he was held responsible for the deaths of Custer and over two hundred men. Thirteen years later, Reno, dying of cancer, grants a final interview to a Washington newspaperman, and makes a final request: for the reporter to restore honour to his name. The reporter promises to do what he can to restore the major's reputation. Wheeler, master of the biographical novel, brings Marcus Reno to life in this unforgettable novel.
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 106.7 x 170.2 x 2.5mm | 158.76g
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765346354
  • 9780765346353
  • 2,278,539

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..".compelling fiction, a fresh, insightful and compassionate tale of a tragic figure."
--"Publishers Weekly" on "An Obituary for Major Reno"
"Wheeler is a master storyteller whose many tales of the Westward Movement...weaves fact, fiction, and folklore into pure entertainment." --"Library Journal "on" An Obituary for Major Reno"
"A riveting re-creation of the tragic final years of an American legend."-- "Booklist" on "Eclipse" "Wheeler brings readers a stunningly told and hitherto incomplete story of the tragic final chapter in the life of Meriwether Lewis, one of American history's most famous and lasting characters." --"The ""Denver"" Post" on "Eclipse"
"It has become the author's trademark to tell a vast historical drama through the eyes of multiple characters, and his skill at orchestrating massive movements is on display here... Wheeler powerfully presents manifest destiny in action."--"Publishers Weekly" on "The Fields of ""Eden"""
..".classic Wheeler. He is among the top living writers of Western historical novels-if not the best. In this book he knows his history, his subject and he lets his imagination run with them. He rolls it all into one terrific book that comes highly recommended."-"Tulsa"" World" on "Masterson"
"""This Montana writer has not only created enduring characters and stories, he has forever branded Western literature with his presence." -"True West" ."..compelling fiction, a fresh, insightful and compassionate tale of a tragic figure."
--"Publishers Weekly" on "An Obituary for Major Reno"

"Wheeler is a master storyteller whose many tales of the Westward Movement...weaves fact, fiction, and folklore into pure entertainment." --"Library Journal "on" An Obituary for Major Reno"
"A riveting re-creation of the tragic final years of an American legend."-- "Booklist" on "Eclipse" "Wheeler brings readers a stunningly told and hitherto incomplete story of the tragic final chapter in the life of Meriwether Lewis, one of American history's most famous and lasting characters." --"The ""Denver"" Post" on "Eclipse"
"It has become the author's trademark to tell a vast historical drama through the eyes of multiple characters, and his skill at orchestrating massive movements is on display here... Wheeler powerfully presents manifest destiny in action."--"Publishers Weekly" on "The Fields of ""Eden"""
."..classic Wheeler. He is among the top living writers of Western historical novels-if not the best. In this book he knows his history, his subject and he lets his imagination run with them. He rolls it all into one terrific book that comes highly recommended."-"Tulsa"" World" on "Masterson"
"""This Montana writer has not only created enduring characters and stories, he has forever branded Western literature with his presence." -"True West" .,."compelling fiction, a fresh, insightful and compassionate tale of a tragic figure."
--"Publishers Weekly" on "An Obituary for Major Reno"
"Wheeler is a master storyteller whose many tales of the Westward Movement...weaves fact, fiction, and folklore into pure entertainment." --"Library Journal "on" An Obituary for Major Reno"
"A riveting re-creation of the tragic final years of an American legend."-- "Booklist" on "Eclipse" "Wheeler brings readers a stunningly told and hitherto incomplete story of the tragic final chapter in the life of Meriwether Lewis, one of American history's most famous and lasting characters." --"The ""Denver"" Post" on "Eclipse"
"It has become the author's trademark to tell a vast historical drama through the eyes of multiple characters, and his skill at orchestrating massive movements is on display here... Wheeler powerfully presents manifest destiny in action."--"Publishers Weekly" on "The Fields of ""Eden"""
.,."classic Wheeler. He is among the top living writers of Western historical novels-if not the best. In this book he knows his history, his subject and he lets his imagination run with them. He rolls it all into one terrific book that comes highly recommended."-"Tulsa"" World" on "Masterson"
" ""This Montana writer has not only created enduring characters and stories, he has forever branded Western literature with his presence." -"True West" "Wheeler is a master storyteller whose many tales of the Westward Movement...weaves fact, fiction, and folklore into pure entertainment." ., ."compelling fiction, a fresh, insightful and compassionate tale of a tragic figure."
--"Publishers Weekly" on "An Obituary for Major Reno"

"Wheeler is a master storyteller whose many tales of the Westward Movement...weaves fact, fiction, and folklore into pure entertainment." --"Library Journal "on" An Obituary for Major Reno"
" A riveting re-creation of the tragic final years of an American legend."-- "Booklist" on "Eclipse" "Wheeler brings readers a stunningly told and hitherto incomplete story of the tragic final chapter in the life of Meriwether Lewis, one of American history' s most famous and lasting characters." -- "The ""Denver"" Post" on "Eclipse"
"It has become the author' s trademark to tell a vast historical drama through the eyes of multiple characters, and his skill at orchestrating massive movements is on display here... Wheeler powerfully presents manifest destiny in action."-- "Publishers Weekly" on "The Fields of ""Eden"""
., ."classic Wheeler. He is among the top living writers of Western historical novels- if not the best. In this book he knows his history, his subject and he lets his imagination run with them. He rolls it all into one terrific book that comes highly recommended."- "Tulsa"" World" on "Masterson"
" ""This Montana writer has not only created enduring characters and stories, he has forever branded Western literature with his presence." - "True West" ..."compelling fiction, a fresh, insightful and compassionate tale of a tragic figure."
--"Publishers Weekly" on "An Obituary for Major Reno"
"Wheeler is a master storyteller whose many tales of the Westward Movement...weaves fact, fiction, and folklore into pure entertainment." --"Library Journal "on" An Obituary for Major Reno"
"A riveting re-creation of the tragic final years of an American legend."-- "Booklist" on "Eclipse" "Wheeler brings readers a stunningly told and hitherto incomplete story of the tragic final chapter in the life of Meriwether Lewis, one of American history's most famous and lasting characters." --"The ""Denver"" Post" on "Eclipse"
"It has become the author's trademark to tell a vast historical drama through the eyes of multiple characters, and his skill at orchestrating massive movements is on display here... Wheeler powerfully presents manifest destiny in action."--"Publishers Weekly" on "The Fields of ""Eden"""
..."classic Wheeler. He is among the top living writers of Western historical novels-if not the best. In this book he knows his history, his subject and he lets his imagination run with them. He rolls it all into one terrific book that comes highly recommended."-"Tulsa"" World" on "Masterson"
" ""This Montana writer has not only created enduring characters and stories, he has forever branded Western literature with his presence." -"True West"
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About Richard S. Wheeler

Richard S. Wheeler is author of fifty novels of the American West. He is recipient of four Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement in Western literature from Western Writers of America, Inc. He lives in Livingston, Montana.
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