Bugles In The Sun
Author Jim Christina, Founder and Host of:
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From the Author:
“Bugles in The Sun” tells the story of the troopers of the 7th United States Cavalry as they approach the valley of the Little Bighorn in southeast Montana Territory. The story is not one of intense action but more the story of the men that lived and died with the 7th on that fateful Sunday in June of Eighteen Seventy-six.
The story is told through the eyes and writings of John J. Conolly, a thirty-five year old Corporal with Company I under the command of Captain Myles Keogh. Still being young enough that his energy and belief in the system and country have not yet been compromised by the mutterings and musings of his fellow troopers, Conolly was a staunch supporter of the commander of the 7th and his Company Commander, Myles Keogh. As complaining was extremely common within the services, the level at which the 7th Cavalry complained was well known throughout the cavalry community, as their fighting song, ‘Garryowen’, was known, yet, the basic moral throughout the 7th was top notch.
The field commander of the 7th was Lt. Colonel (Bvt Lieutenant General) George Armstrong Custer, affectionately, or not, called ‘Old Iron Pants’ or ‘Hard Ass’ by the troopers, and frequently called ‘a son of a bitch’ by more than a few of the officers. Corporal Conolly kept a journal on this expedition so his young sons would have a record of their father’s days in the 7th Cavalry and a sense of pride in their country. Conolly’s journal tells us of the weariness, fatigue, loneliness, boredom and trepidation the men of the 7th feel as they approach their inevitable clash with history.
March 23, 2013 It's All About Western Fiction from the Pen of Author Jim Christina
Author Jim Christina returns for a third visit to "Around the Barn" with his wife Gerry. We chat about horses and life on the Western frontier. Christina's latest novel, A Long Ride To Morning, is a prequel to the Hunter Tales. In this new novel we meet good friends, Bobby Malloy and Jeff Styker, and follow their journey from "young men" to "manhood." Jim, as always, entertains us with the characters he's created and the stories they inhabit. Music from Tom Corbett, Tonight I Ride and Mountain Saddle Band, The Heart of a Cowboy. Hosts: Nancy, Bobbi Jean, Mike on the board.
Title from author Jim Christina focuses on the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Inset photo of author Jim Christina at Rendezvous With A Writer panel discussion Fall 2011.
Past Radio Interviews:
June 16, 2012 It's All About Art and Custer
Join in studio guests, artist Cecily Willis and author Jim Christina. Cecily Willis, OutWest's June Featured Artist will discuss what inspires her wonderful watercolor artwork. Jim Christina will talk about his new book Bugles in the Sun and the final days of Custer's 7th Calvary command.
February 19, 2011 of a live interview with author Jim Christina and documentary film maker, Joyce Fitzpatrick. "Around the Barn" airs every Saturday morning from 9:00-10:00 am on KHTS 1220 AM.
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Click small inset photos of author Jim Christina, and Jim with Book Purveyor Bobbi Jean and artist Cecily Willis after an Around The Barn radio show. Scroll down for Purveyors Picks