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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; New Ed edition (6 Feb. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000721717X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007217175
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.1 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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'The Flashman Papers do what all great sagas do – winning new admirers along the way but never, ever betraying old ones. It is an immense achievement.' Sunday Telegraph

‘Not so much a march as a full-blooded charge, fortified by the usual lashings of salty sex, meticulously choreographed battle scenes and hilariously spineless acts of self preservation by Flashman.’ Sunday Times

‘Not only are the Flashman books extremely funny, but they give meticulous care to authenticity. You can, between the guffaws, learn from them.’ Washington Post

‘A first-rate historical novelist’ Kingsley Amis

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THE FLASHMAN PAPERS 1849-1850 AND 1875-1876
VOLUME SEVEN

What was Harry Flashman doing on the slopes of little Bighorn, caught between the gallant remnant of Custer’s 7th Cavalry and the withering attack of Sitting Bull’s Braves? He was trying to get out of the line of fire and escape yet again with his life (if not with his honour) intact after setting the American West by its ears. Here is the legendary and authentic West of Mangas Colorado and Kit Carson, of Custer and Spotted Tail, of Crazy eccentrics, scoundrels and, of course, Indian belles, dusky beauties, enthusiastic widows and mysterious adventuresses; this seventh volume of 'The Flashman Papers' shows the West as it really was. Terrifying!

‘Flashman is the greatest thing to come down the pik since Horatio Hornblower packed up his flag’
CHICAGO TRIBUNE

‘The Flashman books bristle with action…and they are very, very funny. The seventh Flashman is as fresh as the first’
THE TIMES

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk on 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Glenn Cook HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 Aug. 2008
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By concrete jungle 2 on 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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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. N. S. Munro on 27 May 2004
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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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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By T Marshall on 13 Jan. 2003
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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 By Freddie on 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 By A Customer on 15 Dec. 2000
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Is George MacDonald Fraser Scotland's finest storyteller since Stevenson ?
Unquestionably.
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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