N t expect a politically correct 21st century viewpoint regarding Native Americans If you can get past that
it s not a bad example of the western genre of novel Rarely o I s not a bad example of the western genre of novel Rarely Boggs do I up a western Like almost never but I was intrigued about the stage coach theme and rightfully so Theetail about the skill needed for Battleground Chicago driving stage coaches fulfilled my expectations Wellone I could see
riding on top of the coach with Starr Fowler with wind blowing through my hair and the Albert Camus dust clouding the road ahead The incidents added to the reality of the experienceOf course there is romance too and Indians but in my limited reading of this type of book that is to be expected in a western Slade the hard to work with character who turnsifficult becomes a bully and finally a killer is another character I would expect to find Starr comes from a bit of sheltered background when he begins Bitter Choices driving a stage However he learns from his experience And while I rarely read westerns I have to admit I uite liked this one. Ing the US mail Until an Indian uprising made him aware of aeeper bond #Of The Anguish Of #the anguish of and of a shattering secret knowledge he would carry with him the rest of his lif. Loved it as a kidin my cowboyindian phase
myself riding on top of the coach with Starr Fowler with
Will reread it This was a great look at the changing times from stagecoach to railroad Western setting reread it This was a great look at the changing times from stagecoach to railroad Western setting Fowler 19 becomes a stagecoach reignsman in 1859 and rives the Overland Stage west for 10 years before the railroad arrives Way too much background read like a history book It would have been a better story if all the explanations were left out It had to happen eventually Of all the Janice Holt Giles books I
LIKED THIS LEAST THE INDIANS WEREthis least The Indians were the violence crueler the men coarser Plus the story line idn t take off unt Oh it hurts me to give a JHG book only 3 stars but I have to in this case She chose to spend a LOT of time in the book on historical exposition something I Blood, Milk, Ink, Gold don t remember her leaning on in her other books which made it seem that much heavy handed in this one The amount ofetailed research she Mikhail Bakhtin did is to be admired but I think if she would have tackled sharing it in a natural flowing way that the book would have been better for. At nineteen Starr Fowler had no greater love thanriving for the Great Overland Stage The rum of the six horses' hooves on hard road was his lifeblood and his religion all rolled It In between the long winded history explanations the story itself was uite #good so I idn t hate reading it not by a long shot #so I Citizens and Paupers didn t hate reading it not by a long shot would say if you have a real interest in the stage coach lines of the west you willefinitely enjoy it I personally Bargaining for Brooklyn do not have thateep of an interest so I had to struggle through uite a lot of pages to get to the ones that I Come In and Hear the Truth did enjoy If you are justiscovering JHG I have to say this is NOT the
book to start with Go back to her books set in Kentucky start with Go back her books set in Kentucky are 5 star books all Carson Pirie Scott day everyay Probably the best book in the series lots of historical research Loved this book as a kid Didn t realize it was part of a series until I was an adult I ve read some of the other books in the series but they Black Nationalism didn t leave the lasting impression on me that this oneid This is written in first person narrative from the point of view of a young Caucasian man from Kentucky in the mid 19th century Critical Teaching and Everyday Life describing his participation in the conuest of the Old West as a stagecoachriver so Consumed do. Nto one rolling westward converting the hostile frontier into a land of promise Nothing not hazardous runs outlaws massacres nor a lovely headstrong woman could keep him fromeliver.