FIRE ON THE WIND by David Garth


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A big, brawny novel of the opening up of the midwest after the Civil War and the unlimited promise for ambition and adventure in timber, iron and railroads. For Wayne Preston, and his family, there's the race for lumber land; there is also his attraction to Huron O'Ferrall, of Irish-Indian parentage, whose father carries an old resentment against the white men and whose brother Brian is a scoundrel. And the dream of expanding frontiers and fortunes is wiped out by the flash of forest fire, in which Wayne loses his trees, Brian (deservedly) his life, but there's a second chance ahead for Wayne and Huron... A novel which graduates in substance out of the adventure medium, plays up some points of masculine interest in a pioneer-period frame. Rentals however are more assured than sales.

Publisher: Putnam