Dance on the Wind

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Bantam Books, 1995 - History - 517 pages
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In Dance on the Wind, we follow the coming of age of young Titus Bass as he drifts westward and is caught up in the powerful currents of the Mississippi River. From Louisville past the Chickasaw bluffs and the Natchez Trace all the way to New Orleans, he plunges into the rough-and-tumble life along the great river's banks: a volatile, violent country of riverboatmen and river bandits, knife fights and Indian raids, strong liquor and stronger women. But even as he works his way back upriver along the bustling wharves of St. Louis, Titus feels destiny beckoning him to plunge into an even wilder, more vast frontier. Beyond St. Louis stretches the lonely, unexplored expanse of the Great Plains, and it is here that Titus Bass will set his sights. Like America itself, Titus looks west and sees the future ... and he's willing to risk everything to seize it.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Johnston (Winter Rain, 1993, etc.) returns to Titus Bassthe mountain man protagonist of the trilogy Carry the Wind, Borderlords, and One-Eyed Dreamin this prequel about Bass's coming of age in ... Read full review


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Terry C. Johnson was born in 1947 on the plains of Kansas and has lived a varied life as a roustabout, history teacher, printer, paramedic, dog catcher, and car salesman, all the while immersing himself in this history of the early West. His first novel, CARRY THE WIND, won the Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award from the Western Writer's of America, and his subsequent books, among them CRY OF THE HAWK, WINTER RAIN, and THE SON OF THE PLAINS TRILOGY, have appeared on bestseller lists throughout the country.

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