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Turn the Stars Upside Down

Turn the Stars Upside Down

The Last Days and Tragic Death of Crazy Horse

The Plainsmen Series (Volume 16)

Terry C. Johnston

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For more than a decade one man struck fear in the hearts of U.S. soldiers on the frontier: Crazy horse, the great Oglala Sioux leader, who destroyed Custer at Little Big Horn, fought Crook toe-to-toe at the Rosebud, and outwitted and outran the Cavalry across the windswept plains where as a child he had played. Now, on a cloudless day in May, the legendary warrior rode toward the soldiers who had been his enemy for so long. In 1877, Crazy horse surrendered to a young lieutenant, and tale of betrayal and murder began.

In this powerful, moving account of the last days of Crazy Horse, Terry C. Johnson weaves a saga of warriors, lovers, peacemakers, traitors, war, and suffering among the innocents on both sides. Most of all, this is the story of one man--a mystic, a fighter, a father and husband--whose last journey was as fateful and dramatic as a life lived without surrender.


Praise for Turn the Stars Upside Down

“Johnston's books are action-packed...Lively, lusty, fascinating.” —Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph

“Compelling...Johnston offers memorable characters, a great deal of history and lore about the Indians and pioneers of the period, and a deep insight into human nature.” —Booklist

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About the author

Terry C. Johnston

Terry Johnston was born on the Kansas plains in 1947 and has lived all his life in the American west. His first novel, Carry the Wind, won the Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award from the Western Writers of America and his subsequent books have appeared in bestseller lists throughout the country. He lives and writes near Billings, Montana. There are over five million copies of Johnston's books in print.

Terry C. Johnston

Terry C. Johnston

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