ePub The Borderland: A Novel of Texas download
by Edwin Shrake
In this epic novel set in 1839, author Edwin Shrake, himself a Texan, presents a portrait of Texas as it was, a. .
There were fortunes to be made, vast areas of land to be gained, and battles to be fought and won. Skillfully woven into the action-filled narrative are true historical figures, wrenching love stories, and riveting battle scenes - all ingredients of superb historical fiction. I'm sure the era was as rough and tumble as described, if not close to it, and Shrake does us Texans all justice with it.
by Edwin Shrake and George Guidall. See it on texasmonthly. If you love Austin, you need to read this book
by Edwin Shrake and George Guidall. If you love Austin, you need to read this book. You'll be surprised at what you'll learn about the town. signed) Mike Levy, publisher, TEXAS MONTHLY. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 19 years ago.
Everybody knows the story of the Alamo and the Texas victory over the Mexican army at San Jacinto, but the dramatic period that followed-the years when the Republic of Texas was not yet part of the United States-has largely been ignored. Edwin Shrake's novel makes up for that. The fledgling Republic is down on its heels, desperate for money, short on organization, lacking structure and infrastructure, and still at war with Mexico.
Shrake takes the reader back to the tumultuous days of 1839 and 1840 as the Republic struggles to stay afloat. Shrake's treatment of the Comanches seems shallow by comparison.
In this epic novel, veteran writer Edwin Shrake explores the feuds and alliances among Americans, Mexicans, and Indians, the political treachery, and the tales of fortune-hungry settlers that combine to tell the story of how Texas was born
In this epic novel, veteran writer Edwin Shrake explores the feuds and alliances among Americans, Mexicans, and Indians, the political treachery, and the tales of fortune-hungry settlers that combine to tell the story of how Texas was born.
Edwin "Bud" Shrake is one of the most intriguing literary talents to emerge from Texas. He has written vividly in fiction and nonfiction about everything from the early days of the Texas Republic to the making of the atomic bomb. His real gift has been to capture the Texas Zeitgeist.
Edwin A. "Bud" Shrake, Jr. (September 6, 1931 – May 8, 2009) was an American journalist, sportswriter, novelist, biographer and screenwriter. He co-wrote a series of golfing advice books with golf coach Harvey Penick, including Harvey Penick's Little Red Book, a golf guide that became the best-selling sports book in publishing history.
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