Yellow Hair

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Center Point Pub., 2004 - Fiction - 254 pages
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Five-time Spur Award-winner. The most critically acclaimed Western writer of this or any other time! – Loren D. Estleman. Will Henry combines the best talents of a natural storyteller with an inspired poet’s glorious use of the English language. – Elmer Kelton. They called him Yellow Hair. Hated by the Indians and feared by his own men, General George Armstrong Custer would stop at nothing in his quest for personal glory. But the daring leader of the illustrious 7th Cavalry would find his most lasting fame in his final defeat at the Little Big Horn. Yellow Hair tells the story of Custer as a brash, young general with great ambitions. WILL HENRY’s body of work resonates with imagination, but it’s the tremendous emotion with which he invested his characters and fashioned his stories that made him one of the most acclaimed and highly respected western author’s ever.

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About the author (2004)

Novelist Henry Wilson Allen wrote more than 50 novels under the pseudonyms of Will Henry and Clay Fisher. He held a variety of jobs before becoming an author including a gold miner, blacksmith, house mover, sugar mill worker, and newspaper columnist. He called himself "a man born into the wrong century," and his work shows his fascination with the history and people of the nineteenth-century American West. Whether he is writing about Jesse James as a psychotic gunman in Death of a Legend (1954), Native Americans in From Where the Sun Now Stands (1960), or the explorers Lewis and Clark in Gates of the Mountains (1963), his careful historical research is evident. He often uses such devices as the alleged discovery of old diaries or family papers to make the reader think that the book is history rather than fiction, as in No Survivors (1950). His books are solidly crafted and always of high quality. He died of pneumonia in 1991 at the age of 79.

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