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Paperbackpages. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Flashman Papers 1 – 10 of 12 books. If you haven’t read them then damn yer eyes and get started! Laugh out loud brilliance. The wagon crossing in ’49 was a great read, and the looks at the various Indian tribes Flash encountered left me thirsty for more knowledge of the tribes as they were before things reached their fever-pitch of tragedy in the back end of the 19th century.
I thought it was unnecessary. Sexto tomo de la serie de Harry Flashman. Instead, Fraser laid out a more convoluted route.
Painfully non-PC but impossible to put down. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Flashman and the Redskins
Kicks ass, rollicking good read about an English officer who’s a total bastard yet always reds,ins with his ass in the butter British Army officer Harry Flashman had just testified at Captain John Charity Spring’s trial, enabling the dedskins sea captain to avoid being convicted for slave trading in U.
When Frank decided to reject his offer to be officially recognized as his son, the two parted in one of the most touching scenes written by Fraser. Honestly, I really could have done without it.
He tries to leave America, but can’t and ends up as part of a wagon train heading west. However Mrs Candy is revealed to be Cleonie, the former slave girl, who is intent on revenge and at her connivance, he is kidnapped by Sioux and kept captive at Greasy Grass. Any writer would give his eye-teeth to have created a character as good as those.
He is best known for his Flashman series of historical novels, purportedly written by Harry Flashman, a fictional coward and bully originally created by Thomas Hughes in Tom Brown’s School Days. It made me realize how redskin Flashman’s character had matured in the eight to nine years since his adventures in Afghanistan. Here is the legendary and authentic West of Mangas Colorado’s Apaches, of Kit Carson, Custer and Spotted Tail, of Crazy Horse and the Deadwood stage, gunfighters and gamblers, scoundrels and Indian belles, enthusiastic flashmam and mysterious adventuresses.
And Flashman certainly deserved the fright that he had endured from of her vengeance, some 27 years later. Harry Flashman travels the old west and manages to end up smack dab in the middle of Custer’s Last Stand! Oct 27, Drush76 rated it really liked redsikns. I found it interesting that Cleonie was shrewd and clever enough to spot Flashman’s true feelings regarding the other prostitutes he had slept with and Susie.
Books by George MacDonald Fraser. OK, so for me, it should perhaps have been put out as two books, one from the ’49 era, and one for twenty-five years later. And strangely once again is an unknown participate in great events.
In context these are adventure stories the disjunction between the two halves of the book didn’t bother me, but elsewhere it might. It’s pretty amazing to me that, seven books deep in what is in many ways a pretty formulaic series Flash’s rascally nature gets him caught up in some dangerous venture – seduction, capture, torture, hardcore historical narratives, and hilarity followGeorge MacDonald Fraser was still cranking out mini-classics that matched his best.
Return to Book Page. And the second half is not as interesting as the first half a xnd flaw in many Flashman novels. In fact, I cannot recall finding any evidence of uneven pacing or historical inaccuracies, as I had done in the novel.
In fact, during the Flashmans’ first dinner with the Custers, the emotional George Armstrong got on Flashy’s nerves with his constant complaints about his superiors in Washington and warbling about the Englishman’s own military service.
Flashman and the Redskins by George MacDonald Fraser
I don’t think I realized, though, until reading a narrative set in times and places I knew a little about, the extraordinary breadth and depth of Fraser’s historical erudition especially impressive since he was a career soldier and not a historian. It’s fun contrasting the younger and older Flashmans of the two stories – by ’76 redskin Harry has reached middle age and is hardly short on clout.
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Go now and buy them all – I certainly am! Flashman and the Redskins First edition. Nov 05, Bernard Dogon rated it it was amazing.
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