Hard Winter Johnny D. Boggs (Five Star, $25.95)

Johnny D. Boggs’s Hard Winter has all the impact of that deadly winter of 1886-87 with its murderous cold, hellish gales and impassable drifts. But when the Chinook’s benevolent winds finally slay the Slayer, will the decimated ranchers and homesteaders have enough true grit to remain and rebuild?

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