Red Wind and Thunder Moon

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Leisure Books, Nov 1, 1999 - Fiction - 248 pages
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Red Wind and Thunder Moon originally appeared in 1927 issues of Western Story Magazine. In this work, Walking Horse, war chief of the Omissi band of the Cheyennes, pays a mysterious visit to the Suhtai band, among whose foremost chiefs is Big Hard Face. Big Hard Face proudly shows Walking Horse the large herd of fine horses presented to him by his son, Thunder Moon, who has captured them in daring raids upon their traditional enemies, the Comanches. Feigning a desire to buy some of the horses, Walking Horse cleverly concludes a bargain with Big Hard Face, over Thunder Moon's objections, that obliges the young warrior to accept an unknown gift. Big Hard Face is ecstatic over the good price he has received for the horses; Thunder Moon awaits the "gift" with foreboding.

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These four titles, originally published between 1927 and 1928, follow the continuing adventures of Cheyenne protagonist Thunder Moon. Like many of Brand's novels, these deal with the encroachment of white civilization upon the native cultures of the American West. Read full review

Contents

Two Crafty Traders
11
Al l Medicine Is Foolish
26
Reaching Spears
41
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Max Brand is the best-known pen name of Frederick Faust, who was born in Seattle, Washington in 1882, and orphaned early. Faust grew up in the rural San Joaquin Valley of California. At the University of California, Berkeley, he became a student rebel and a one-man literary movement, contributing to campus publications. He was denied his degree because of his unconventional conduct. He then traveled, ending up in New York City where he received simultaneous recognition as a serious poet and successful popular-prose writer. Later, he traveled further, making his home in New York, then in Florence, Italy, and finally Los Angeles. He much preferred Italy, where he lived from 1926 to 1938, and where much of his writing was done. Faust, who wrote under more than a dozen pseudonyms, was a prolific writer, not only of westerns, but also of hundreds of other novels and books, including the popular Dr. Kildare series. Faust's first novel The Untamed (1918) was a success and introduced a semimythical character, Whistlin' Dan Barry, who travels the West following the wild geese, accompanied by a black wolf. His characters, who often have a mythic quality, are memorable, and his books are always entertaining. Faust was also a screenwriter for several Hollywood studios, including MGM, Warner Brothers, and Columbia. Once the United States entered the Second World War, Faust abandoned his lucrative writing career and his work as a screenwriter to serve as a war correspondent with the infantry in Italy, despite his fifty-one years and a bad heart. Faust died in 1944, killed during a night attack on a hilltop village held by the German army. Even after his death, new books based on magazine serials, unpublished manuscripts, or restored versions continue to appear so that he has averaged a new book every four months for seventy-five years.

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