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William T. Vollmann

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William T. Vollmann

William T. Vollmann

Books by William T. Vollmann

by William T. Vollmann - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Defrauded and intimidated at every turn, the Nez Perces finally went on the warpath in 1877, subjecting the U.S. Army to its greatest defeat since Little Big Horn as they fled from northeast Oregon across Montana to the Canadian border. William T. Vollmann’s main character is not the legendary Chief Joseph, but his pursuer, General Oliver Otis Howard --- the brave, shy, tormented, devoutly Christian Civil War veteran. In this novel, we see him as commander, father, son, husband, friend and killer.