The Contract Surgeon

The Contract Surgeon
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The Contract Surgeon by Dan O'Brien. Historical novel relates the story of Dr. Valentine McGillicuddy and his friendship with Crazy Horse. (University of Nebraska Press, 221 pp., paperback)

Winner of the Western Heritage Award, this beautifully crafted historical novel from one of the Wests most popular writers tells the true story of the friendship between Valentine McGillycuddy, a young doctor plucked from this prestigious medical career and newly married wife to serve in the army during the Great Sioux War, and the fearsome chief Crazy Horse. When Crazy Horse finally agrees to surrender to the United States, mistrust and treachery on both sides generate further conflict, and he is gravely wounded. McGillycuddy declares the chief his patient and struggles through a long night to keep his spirit alive.

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