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Poison spring : a Frontier Story / Johnny D. Boggs.

Boggs, Johnny D. (Author).
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  • 24 of 25 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria F BOG (Text) 37521530538695 AMPL Adult Fiction Available -
Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown WES BOGGS (Text) 79361000097368 Adult Western Available -
Cicero Branch FIC.c Boggs, Johnny D. (Text) 78294000249900 Adult Fiction Available -
Clinton Public Library - Clinton W BOG (Text) 36806010240339 WESTERNS Available -
Greentown Public Library - Greentown AF BOGGS (Text) 75342000077454 Adult Fiction Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison W (Text) 39391006599011 Western Available -
Jennings County Public Library - North Vernon FIC BOG (Text) 30653001385244 Western Available -
LaGrange County Public Library - Bookmobile F BOG (Text) 30477100822745 Adult: Fiction Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon WF BOG (Text) 34330512772998 Adult - Western Fiction Available -
Ligonier Public Library - Ligonier w FIC B (Text) 73571200090845 Main Floor Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432827656
  • ISBN: 1432827650
  • Physical Description: 232 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, ME : Five Star, a part of Cengage Learning, 2014.

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Summary, etc.: It's the spring of 1864, and times are hard in Washington County, Arkansas, especially for thirteen-year-old Travis Ford. He hasn't heard from his father, a sergeant in the 2nd Arkansas Cavalry, in months. His mother is struggling to make ends meet on the family farm near Poison Spring. All Travis really wants to do is to follow his passion--to make up adventure stories in the style of Alexandre Dumas. But the Civil War keeps getting in his way. When the Confederate Army withdraws and Federal forces--including the First Kansas Colored Volunteers--take control of Washington County, Travis and his family are caught in the middle. All too soon, Travis must put away his pencil and paper and make a choice, between North and South, black and white, right and wrong, horror and humanity, something that could get him, and everyone he loves, killed. Johnny D. Boggs brings life to a relatively obscure Civil War tragedy--the massacre of black soldiers by Confederates during the Battle of Poison Spring--by telling the story through the eyes of a young boy watching his world unravel while his strong-willed mother tries to keep her family out of harm's way, an impossible task in a war-ravaged land.
Subject: Frontier and pioneer life > Fiction.
Arkansas > Fiction.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Fiction.
FICTION / Westerns.
Genre: Historical fiction.
War stories.
Western stories.

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