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Brave Bulls, The

 

Lea, Tom

Author: Tom Lea
Publisher: Little, Brown; 1st edition
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ISBN: None
Copyright: 1949
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From the author of "The Far Canyon" and "The Good Old Boys" comes this poignant story of a freed slave who goes west with the army and confronts much more than the hostilities of the Comanche and Kiowa.The Civil War has ended and Gideon Ledbetter is feed from slavery. Like many, he has no land, no money, and no means to make a living. Gideon is drawn into the army by a recruiter who paints an alluring picture of cavalry life out in the west. The Indians called the black men "Buffalo" soldiers, as their tightly twisted hair reminded them of the large animals that they hunted for survival. Gideon is drawn into a conflict with a Comanche warrior, Gray Horse Running, which leads to a shattering confrontation on the plains of west Texas. This is the story of two men drawn together amid the blood and the fury of a conflict not of their making.

Editorial Reviews

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"This is bullfighting from the inside, the way it looks to the people who make it a profession, and not even Ernest Hemingway at his best has ever done a better job of getting the whole thing on paper." (New York Times Book Review)

"The Brave Bulls has long been considered a classic of Southwestern literature. The writing is intensely visual and precise, the narrative stirring, and the characters both quirky and engaging. . . . Tom Lea writes with a painter’s eye and a deep affection for Mexican culture." (James Magnuson, Director, James A. Michener Center for Writers, University of Texas at Austin) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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.The Brave Bulls has long been considered a classic of Southwestern literature. The writing is intensely visual and precise, the narrative stirring, and the characters both quirky and engaging. . . . Tom Lea writes with a painter’s eye and a deep affection for Mexican culture.. (James Magnuson, Director, James A. Michener Center for Writers, University of Texas at Austin) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

 

Author: Elmer Kelton
Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1 edition
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ISBN: 978-0292747333
Copyright: May 15,2002
Pages: 296

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Elmer Kelton
Publisher: Pocket Books; 14th Printing edition
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Copyright: 1950
Pages: 398

 

 

 

 

 

 

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