Douglas C. Jones Roman

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Roman

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Winner of the Spur Award for Best Historical Novel
 
“Douglas C. Jones is one the great novelists of the American West, and Roman is one of his finest works—a hugely entertaining story with unforgettable characters.”—James Donovan, Author of A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn
 
Young Roman Hasford stood by his mother and sister on the family’s Arkansas hill farm while his father was off fighting in the Civil War. Now that his father has returned, Roman heads west to blaze his own trail. Eager for adventure, Roman gets more than he bargained for—from the rough-and-tumble boomtown of Leavenworth, Kansas, to the blood-soaked prairies where he fights Cheyenne warriors at the Battle of Beecher’s Island.
 
Authentic and action-packed, Douglas C. Jones’s Roman is an epic, unforgettable coming-of-age story, set against the background of the sprawling, wild, new frontier of the American West.

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Douglas C. Jones was a three-time winner of the Western Writers of America's Golden Spur Award, as well as the recipient of their Owen Wister Award of Lifetime Achievement. A native of Arkansas, Jones died in 1998.

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Winner of the Spur Award for Best Historical Novel
 
“Douglas C. Jones is one the great novelists of the American West, and Roman is one of his finest works—a hugely entertaining story with unforgettable characters. This beautifully written tale of the rise of plucky young Roman Hasford, and his adventures on the frontier (including a vividly rendered Battle of Beecher’s Island), makes for an immensely charming and satisfying saga. I was sorry to see it end.”—James Donovan, Author of A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn
 
“Jones is not a bright new voice in Western fiction. Instead, his might be called a rich, seasoned tone, mastered through a series of increasingly impressive novels.”The Dallas Morning News
 
“Jones...has long demonstrated a seemingly effortless ability to paint richly detailed pictures of 19th-century America...This is work of a master craftsman.”Cleveland Plain Dealer
 
“Few writers can summon forth the agonies and joys of the rites of passage as poignantly as Douglas C. Jones, who in Roman counterbalances that highly personal experience with a broader one of the coming-of-age of the American West...as always, Jones’s vision is as singular as a thumbprint.”—Loren D. Estleman, Five-time Spur Award-winning Author of The Undertaker’s Wife

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