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Poison spring : a Frontier Story, Johnny D. Boggs

Label
Poison spring : a Frontier Story
Title
Poison spring
Title remainder
a Frontier Story
Statement of responsibility
Johnny D. Boggs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's the spring of 1864, and times are hard in Washington County, Arkansas, especially for thirteen-year-old Travis Ford. He hasn't heard from his father, a sergeant in the 2nd Arkansas Cavalry, in months. His mother is struggling to make ends meet on the family farm near Poison Spring. All Travis really wants to do is to follow his passion--to make up adventure stories in the style of Alexandre Dumas. But the Civil War keeps getting in his way. When the Confederate Army withdraws and Federal forces--including the First Kansas Colored Volunteers--take control of Washington County, Travis and his family are caught in the middle. All too soon, Travis must put away his pencil and paper and make a choice, between North and South, black and white, right and wrong, horror and humanity, something that could get him, and everyone he loves, killed. Johnny D. Boggs brings life to a relatively obscure Civil War tragedy--the massacre of black soldiers by Confederates during the Battle of Poison Spring--by telling the story through the eyes of a young boy watching his world unravel while his strong-willed mother tries to keep her family out of harm's way, an impossible task in a war-ravaged land
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DLC
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Boggs, Johnny D
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.O4375
LC item number
P65 2014
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Five Star western
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Frontier and pioneer life
Label
Poison spring : a Frontier Story, Johnny D. Boggs
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857979331
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781432827656
Lccn
2013041348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1773610
  • (OCoLC)857979331
Label
Poison spring : a Frontier Story, Johnny D. Boggs
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857979331
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781432827656
Lccn
2013041348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1773610
  • (OCoLC)857979331

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