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Shavetail : a novel

Author: Thomas Cobb
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Fleeing a shameful past, seventeen-year-old Ned Thorne joins the U.S. Army and, in 1871, is sent to the dangerous Arizona territories, where he joins his captain and a ragtag troop in the search for a missing woman supposedly kidnapped by the Apache.
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
History
Western stories
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Cobb
ISBN: 9781416561194 1416561196
OCLC Number: 166373200
Awards: Winner of Spur Awards (Long Novel) 2009
Description: 369 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Thomas Cobb.
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"Shavetail" traces the brutal coming of age of a boy soldier stationed at a remote U.S. Army outpost in the harsh Arizona desert, and his company's search to save a young woman captured by a band of  Read more...

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"Shavetail is the story of the futility of war and is as immediate and brutal as daily news from Iraq or Afghanistan, although the year is 1871 and the place is southern Arizona and northern Mexico. Read more...

 
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