The Wrath of Cochise

The Wrath of Cochise

The Wrath of Cochise: The Bascom Affair and the Origins of the Apache Wars “This enthralling chronicle of cultural misunderstandings far surpasses the title’s parameters. Mort (The Hemingway Patrols) examines the 1861 kidnapping of the 12-year-old son of a white Arizona rancher, the U.S. army’s efforts to find him, and the decades of cross-cultural violence that ensued when the army blamed the wrong guy… Mort is as equally thorough in describing white society’s views of the natives as he is in illuminating the complex Chiricahuas, their precise and imagery-laden language, leadership...

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Thieves’ Road

Thieves’ Road

Thieves’ Road: The Black Hills Betrayal and Custer’s Path to Little Bighorn “Mort’s enlightening works about Native Americans are remarkable not only for their depth, but also the poetic beauty of his descriptions of their lives, religions and cultures…. Mort’s delightful prose will entice readers of history, geography, Native American studies and sociology. All will revel in the feeling of being in the Dakotas at the end of the 19th century.” — Starred Kirkus Review [SYNOPSIS] In the summer of 1874, Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer led an expedition...

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The Hemingway Patrols

The Hemingway Patrols

The Hemingway Patrols: Ernest Hemingway and His Hunt for U-Boats “The Hemingway Patrols is modest in length and epic in scope. Writing in a limpid, economical prose that his subject would admire, Terry Mort tells the story of a little-known period in the life of one of America’s greatest novelists and manages to weave all sorts of disparate threads into a harmonious whole. Descriptions of submarine warfare and naval battles alternate with insightful commentaries on Hemingway’s art and career and portraits of his troubled marriage to his third wife, the fascinating Martha Gellhorn. There is...

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At Last! A Novel Of Life, Love, Temptation…

At Last! A Novel Of Life, Love, Temptation…

At Last! A Novel Of Life, Love, Temptation and the Cubs “If one test of [Mort’s] skill is to keep the reader turning pages after he guesses the ending, the acid test is to get a reader hooked even though he knows what happens before he opens the book.” — The Washington Times “Terry Mort’s splendid novel, At Last!, picks up on the Faustian themes found in Douglass Wallop’s The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant (made into the movie Damn Yankees). But rather than being merely derivative, Mort’s wise and witty sensibility turns this traditional material...

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The Fox and the Hedgehog

The Fox and the Hedgehog

The Fox and the Hedgehog: A Novel of Wolfe and Montcalm at Quebec   [SYNOPSIS] “Measured by the numbers engaged, the Battle of Quebec was but a heavy skirmish; measured by the results, it was one of the great battles of the world.” — Francis Parkman. When the British defeated the French at Quebec in 1759, they not only guaranteed Britain’s acquisition of Canada but also, unwittingly, paved the way for the American Revolution. But this is a larger story than just the single day of battle on September 13, 1759. The final action was the culmination of a summer-long...

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