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Title:
Wagon train west

Circle V western

Circle V western.
Title:
Wagon train west
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Edition:
Large print edition.
Publisher Info:
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
Physical Description:
254 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
Circle V western

Circle V western.
Abstract:
"In 1864 two former mountain men are hired to guide a wagon train to Fort Carson. When a large Dakota war party attacks, the guides will have to use every skill they possess if anyone is to survive"-- Provided by publisher.

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Summary

Summary

Kit Butler and Lige Turner remember the days when they had been welcome at an Indian fire, squatting at a powwow and gorging on half-cooked buffalo hump. But times had changed. Too many whites were moving West and the Indians were embarked on an attempt to throw back the tide. With the fur trade gone, Kit and Lige find themselves guiding a wagon train of thirty wagons with one hundred sixty people -- only seventy-seven were men -- west from Independence, Missouri, to Fort Collins through hostile Indian country. The members of the wagon train felt all this talk about Indians was just a way to keep a firm control over them. After all, none of them had seen any sign of Indians. Only Kit and Lige were aware of the fact that they had been watched for several days.


Author Notes

Lauran Paine was born on February 25, 1916 in Duluth, Minnesota. He spent his youth working as a cowboy. Paine entered the publishing scene in 1950, when he had 14 books published. Those first books were written under his own name and included Adobe Empire, Timberline, Geronimo, Wake of the Moon, Valour in the Land, The Bounty Hunter, Sixgun Atonement, The Apache Kid, Kiowa-Apache, Greed at Gold River, The Modoc War, Lawman, and The Story of Buckhorn.

Paine has also done quite a bit of magazine work, as well as motion picture work on Westerns, livestock dealing, rodeoing, blacksmithing and ranching. Paine's books have been translated into every major European language, and have even been reprinted behind the Iron Curtain and in Africa.

In 35 years of serious writing, Paine had seen over 900 of his manuscripts published as books, including at least 515 Westerns, all of them under about 74 pen names. He was listed in the Guiness Book of World Records from 1980 to 1984 as the world's most prolific living author.

Lauran Paine died December 1, 2001 in Fort Jones, California.

(Bowker Author Biography)