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Flashman and the Redskins. (Dust Jacket Only). [Unknown Binding]

George MacDonald. Fraser
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Collins.; First Edition edition (1982)
  • ASIN: B007H75EIM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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The author of the famous 'Flashman Papers' and the 'Private McAuslan' stories, George MacDonald Fraser has worked on newspapers in Britain and Canada. In addition to his novels he has also written numerous films, most notably 'The Three Musketeers', 'The Four Musketeers', and the James Bond film, 'Octopussy'. George Macdonald Fraser died in January 2008 at the age of 82.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing!! 14 Mar 2013
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If I could have written a book then this is the one I would have been proud to call my own. Fabulous research, touches of wit and humour, adventure and excitement, this book has them all.
I love the way he weaves fiction with fact and leaves you thinking about the book weeks after it has been read.
I have read all the Flashman novels and they are all superb but in my view this is Fraser at his peak.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How the West was won? 24 Oct 2011
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I have praised George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman series before and I shall probably continue to do so as long as I continue to read them; they are a national treasure and our equivalent of Dumas or Sienkiewicz. Whilst "Flashman and the Redskins" is not about English Victorian history it is still about that amazing era and manages to both amuse and inform us in a wonderfully approachable manner - there are many students of history who would benefit by reading the stuff. Fraser doesn't just tell us a great story but also makes us very aware of how outstanding the opening up of the West really was - and how sudden! He fills his tale with facts, balancing "fiction" with true scholarship and backed up by a long bibliography so that you can go off and really get to grips with the era. I was almost blown apart by the fact that it was possible for a young child to travel west across the "empty" plains in a waggon train surviving Indian attacks, desperate conditions, see oceans of buffalo roll over the landscape and then, in his later years make the same trip in reverse either by train or plane and see the landscape changed utterly, with towns and great cities where once stood a burning waggon and lay only corpses. This is a great book. Our hero Flashman's morals are still a bit questionable at times but he is no coward, merely a survivor surrounded by larger-than-life characters who have no real sense of adventure, fun or their own mortality. This one comes HIGHLY recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
George McDonald Frazer does it again in this the 7th outing for our hero Flashy. I say 7th but really this is two books in one in that the first part sees our hero in the USA in 1849. The second is a return 27 years later and my does Frazer use this to good effect. Flashman after an absolutely tip top first half gets to 'reap what he sowed' in the second.
This is an absolutely brilliant book and I learned more from this about the early USA than I have done from a lot of so called history books. Frazer is meticulous in his research and how Flashy fitted in to the key moments of the good old USA The Battle of the Bighorn is explained and the character of Geronimo, Kit Carson, Grant are carefully woven in to this brilliant tapestry that is as lively as a spark in a box of fireworks. Recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flashman and the Redskins 27 May 2004
Quite simply the best of the Flashman series...Fraser delightfully ignores political correctness and shoots straight from the hip. A wonderful, and wonderfully educational tale brings the old west to life as no Hollywood Movie has ever done.
JEB Grant, Crazy Horse, George Custer, doesn't old Flashy have a grand old time, bulling and blustering his way through the Indian West! Read and enjoy,it's a book that is the next best thing to time travel..Fraser TAKES you there!
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5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERBLY POLITICALLY INCORRECT 13 Jan 2003
Having read American Studies as part of my degree this book is an absolute and incomparable dream for me; a historian who was actually there when the historic events in the 'Native American's' history took place, either rogering or running from one situation to the next.

Flashman comes to us from the book Tom Brown's Schooldays as the chief bully. Through the various volumes of his memoires we have followed him from one military catastrophy to another as he retreats whenever possible, blaspheming on the way. In this volume we cover his time as an 1849-er travelling to Santa Fey, and in the second half he manages to be part of Custer's Last stand.

The beauty of this book, as with all Flashman's, is the truth of the author, who remains accurate to events, and educates the reader (albeit unwittingly) along the way. He is never frightened of telling it straight and damning the liberals along the way. But the bottom line is always that this is just his opinion, taken from his viewpoint.

I recommend this book to anyone with a soul and a sense of humour...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 10/10 21 April 2013
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English scoundrel meets the key players in the Wild West. Great history, great adventures and all done with no morals - outstanding.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic 'factional' tale from GMF 15 Dec 2000
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Is George MacDonald Fraser Scotland's finest storyteller since Stevenson ?
There's no chance he'll ever win the Booker Prize, but his books are invariably more entertaining, informative and a **** better read than much of what sits on our bookshop shelves today.
This episode from the memoirs of history's most decorated coward sees the bold Harry Flashman, amongst other escapades, providing us with the definitive version of how George A Custer met his grisly end at Little Big Horn. And how did H Flashman Esq survive to tell the tale ....... read and find out !
The usual blend of historical fact - wonderfully researched and annotated - and inspired imagination, make this one of the finest entries in the magnificent Flashman chronicles.
Read and enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series of books, but best read in order.
I am now on the last and eleventh book in the Flashman series. A thoroughly good account of a rogue's successes despite his cowardice and immorality. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Malcolm W. Hipple
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Notch
One of the best of the Flashman's, which is high praise indeed. As vast and epic in scope as the land it takes place in. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Derick Parsons
4.0 out of 5 stars More of the same (excellent read)
I did enjoy this book the twist and plot was similar to a previous book but context different. I did enjoy the ending
Published 5 months ago by Jason
4.0 out of 5 stars As expected
As expected from the flashman novels. Witty storyline and easy reading, well worth the read and now time to start the next one. Comes highly recommended.
Published 7 months ago by Jon Daulton
5.0 out of 5 stars Flashman again
What can I say? I enjoy these rip roaring yarns and the clever way one character is woven in to be everywhere where the action is. This is one of the best.
Published 11 months ago by PT
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent historical fiction
History like it should be told. This isn't the best in the series - but excellent nevertheless. Well written and Flashman flows smooothly through the epicentre of a tidal wave of... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Peter C
5.0 out of 5 stars The Poltroon finds his heart
Flashman is pretty odious in this book (as he usually is), reaching a new low by selling a young girl into sexual servitude. Read more
Published 16 months ago by G. M. Parry
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best!!
Just finished this for the sixth time in 30 years. Superb - exciting, funny, informative and epic. The best of the series.
Published 17 months ago by Bill Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars All the Flashman books are wonderful
I have read all the Flashman books. They are all beautifully written, exciting, and a joy and pleasure to read. This one is one of my favourites. Read more
Published 20 months ago by K. Prygodzicz
5.0 out of 5 stars The 'half flash'
Another fantastic Flashman adventure, actually two adventures because the book is split. The first half continues from his odyssey in 'Flash for Freedom' 1849-50 and sees are man... Read more
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