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Contrary to the above (and only extant, at time of writing) review, this is a novel about the settling of early Florida and the Seminole Indian wars. I happen to actually remember reading THIS book, and know it was a very entertaining piece of pulp fiction, and had a tremendous amount of historical research, and humor to boot. One thing I recall in particular, a Mike Fink bullwhacker type who ran a trading post dousing his hairy chest with rum or moonshine to "keep the little critters from peckin'" him to death. No way is this a western, and in no way am I one of these self-made Amazon pundits, but the other "review" is wrong and a real disservice to potential readers of this worthwhile book.
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I first discovered it sometime during the early 80s and after laughing all the way through, put it aside as a keeper. I read it again at intervals frequent enough to cause the volume to be a bit torn and tattered now. It's great to see it's still available.
The basic plot is a fairly standard one, a Texas boy trying to find a means of making a living, joining a cattle drive to Kansas. The characterization, plotting and the humor make the book come alive, make it worth reading repeatedly.
I recommend this one to anyone who just enjoys a good read.