The People (Wheeler Publishing Large Print Western)

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In this retelling of the frontier story, the western tribes put aside ancient enmities and form a confederation to oppose the invasion of their lands by the American army and settlers. The confederation has advantages: control of gold mines and superior weapons supplied by a shadowy Asian people called the Celestials. The confederation of The People is led by the Beothuk who escaped extinction in their ancient homeland in eastern Canada and settled in the American western plains. This is a fanciful retelling of the frontier saga. It also is a star-crossed love story between an impressionable army lieutenant and a young Indian girl who is better educated and speaks more languages than her soldier lover.

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About the Author:

Harlan Hague, Ph.D., is a native Texan who has lived in Japan and England. His travels have taken him to

all of the continents and a circumnavigation of the globe. He has written history and biography, including

the co-authored Thomas O. Larkin: A Life of Patriotism and Profit in Old California, which was awarded the

Caroline Bancroft History Prize. He also writes travel, fantasy and screenplays, including a screenplay

based on The People. His novels range widely in subject, from Japan to the American West. Hague lives in

California.

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"One of our great western historians turns his talents to fiction with imaginative and highly entertaining results. The People is "What If" fiction at its very best." - Paul Andrew Hutton, Spur award-winning author of Phil Sheridan and His Army
 
"With vivid detail and a graceful style, Harlan Hague has created an intriguing tale of alternate history.  What would have happened if the western tribes had joined forces and obtained weapons superior to the U.S. Army's?" - Lucia St. Clair Robson, Spur award-winning author of Last Train From Cuernavaca and Ride the Wind

". . . Harlan Hague's fiery tale is at once ruthless and romantic. The savagery of the clash between the Indians and the whites of the Old West is a compelling theme and, in the hands of Hague, a riveting read." - Chris Enss, New York Times Best Selling author of Love Lessons from the Old West
 
"Harlan Hague's The People is a skillful blend of history and rich imagination that's a great pleasure to read." - Thomas Cobb, Spur award-winning author of With Blood in Their Eyes and Crazy Heart

"Harlan Hague's The People is part historical fiction, love story, western and sci-fi ... A thoroughly enjoyable and unusual departure from the standard fiction about the American Indian Wars." - John Horst, author of The Mule Tamer series and Allingham series

"Hague moves you into the mysterious, intriguing world of the little known Beothuk Tribe. A romance blooms between Kimimela . . . and ... Lt. Wagner . . . The explosive end ... has a twist that takes the reader by surprise ..." - Cheewa James, author of Modoc: The Tribe That Wouldn't Die  "... a fascinating take on ... what might have been.  What if ... the tribes had had better weapons than the U.S. Cavalry? Scenes of battle ... love [and] ... evocative descriptions of the West makeThe People a truly great read." - Nancy Plain, Spur award-winning author of Light on the Prairie

"I cut my teeth as a historian of the West on Harlan Hague's The Road to California and his biography of Thomas O. Larkin . . . So I was delighted to encounter his wide-ranging talents in his novel, The People. . . . a different history that would have produced a very different America." - Will Bagley, Spur award-winning author of So Rugged and Mountainous and With Golden Visions Bright Before Them
 
"In The People, Harlan Hague has imagined an Old West that will turn your imagination loose." - Rod Miller, Spur Award-winning author of Rawhide Robinson Rides the Range

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