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Panther in the Sky
Panther in the Sky


 
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Pages: 685
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by James Alexander Thom

Thom tells the story of powerful Indian chief Tecumseh, meaning Panther in the Sky, named after the shooting star marking his birth. As he led the Shawnee in the Ohio River Valley in trying to protect his homeland from the Colonials, his name and reputation became almost mythic. Thom's exacting treatment of Shawnee life and passion for Shawnee custom and lore make for a fascinating and mystical novel.

"Thom shows how, in honest, capable hands, fictionalized biography can add verisimilitude to the life and times of this extraordinary America....The dialogue has the ring of reality about it....Thom is able to get into the thoughts and emotions of his characters...." - Dee Brown, Los Angeles Times

Rich, colorful and bursting with excitement, this remarkable story turns James Alexander Thom's power and passion for American history to the epic story of Tecumseh's life and give us a heart-thumping novel of one man's magnificent destiny - to unite his people in the struggle to save their land and their way of life from the relentless press of the white settlers.

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"Thom shows how, in honest, capable hands, fictionalized biography can add verisimilitude to the life and times of this extraordinary America....The dialogue has the ring of reality about it....Thom is able to get into the thoughts and emotions of his characters...." - DEE BROWN

Rich, colorful and bursting with excitment, this remarkable story turns James Alexander Thom's power and passion for American history to the epic story of Tecumseh's life and give us a heart-thumping novel of one man's magnificent destiny--to unite his people in the struggle to save their land and their way of life from the relentless press of the white settlers. - LOS ANGELES TIMES


About the author:

James Alexander Thom was formerly a U.S. Marine, a newspaper and magazine editor, and a member of the faculty at the Indiana University Journalism School. He is the author of "Follow the River", "Long Knife", "From Sea to Shining Sea", "Panther in the Sky" (for which he won the prestigious Western Writers of America Spur Award for best historical novel), "Sign-Talker", "The Children of First Man", and "The Red Heart". He lives in the Indiana hill country near Bloomington with his wife, Dark Rain of the Shawnee Nation, United Remnant Band. Dark Rain is a director of the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Planning Council. The author's Website is: www.jamesalexanderthom.com.