Dead Man's Walk

Dead Man's Walk

A Novel

Book - 1996
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As young Texas Rangers, Gus and Call have much to learn about survival in a land fraught with perils: not only the blazing heat and raging tornadoes, roiling rivers and merciless Indians but also the deadly whims of soldiers. On their first expeditions--led by incompetent officers and accompanied by the robust, dauntless whore known as the Great Western--they will face death at the hands of the cunning Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump and the silent Apache Gomez. They will be astonished by the Mexican army. And Gus will meet the love of his life.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 1996, c1995.
ISBN: 9780684857541
Call Number: MCMURTRY
Characteristics: 518 p. ; 18 cm.
Subjects: Texas Rangers -- Fiction.
Western fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Texas -- Fiction.
Comanche Indians -- Fiction.
Call, Woodrow (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
McCrae, Augustus (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.


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Oct 16, 2016

Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call [Lonesome Dove] as young men join the Texas Rangers. By a fun bit of trickery with time and history McMurtry involves them in the Texas Santa Fe Expedition of 1841 which in this rendition ends as the Mier Expedition.... Don't attempt to get your history from this one, but it's an amusing revisiting of the two later heroes of Lonesome Dove before the ever dreamed of renting pigs.


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