Posted by: ushistoryfiles | September 11, 2013

Book Review – Counting Coup

counting coup


This week I have another western to review.  Counting Coup: The Odyssey of Captain Tom Adams by Bob Stockton.  I reviewed Bob’s other book, Fighting Bob, here.

Counting Coup tells the story of recently discharged Union Army officer as he makes his way out west seeking information on his hero Kit Carson.  Along the way he encounters a host of characters, some comical such as Norton I, Emperor of the United States of America and protector of Mexico (based on a real Norton I), and some more dangerous, but most based loosely on actual personalities.  Reminiscent of the early western “dime” novels, Counting Coup is a fast paced, action packed, adventure.

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