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SWIMMING MAN BURNING: A Rip-roaring Novel of the American West.

Edition: First printing.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1977. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the 1977-78 Spur Award for best historical novel, this is a "fast-paced, darkly comic tale of the Old West. Clay Benton, a trapper and trader, is cornered in a deadly Indian ambush and spared by his attackers only to be forced to undertake a most improbable mission. He must guide four Indian warriors - chosen from the most powerful plains tribes - to Washington, D. C., where they will attempt to locate the secret of the white man's power from President Ulysses S. Grant. The four braves - Manuel Choke Breath, Noisy Walking, Little Rabbit, and Gray Owl - prepare themselves for a long, hard battle. . . an uninhibited, off-beat, and heart-breaking novel full of unforgettable characters, humor, and rich ironic action." Publishers Weekly noted "There is wild poetry to Kilpatricks writing, rooted in the facts of history and still deeper in the lore and plight of the Indian, that makes Swimming Man Burning more than just another Wild West adventure story." Warmly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and SIGNED "Terry" and scarce thus. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-385126107.

Condition: Very good overall - some wear to the covers, contents tight and clean, no dust jacket.

Book ID: 89506
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