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The author of 21 books, Patrick Dearen was born in 1951 and grew up in the small West Texas town of Sterling City. He earned a bachelor of journalism from The University of Texas at Austin in 1974 and received nine national and state awards as a reporter for two West Texas daily newspapers.
An authority on the Pecos and Devils rivers of Texas, Dearen also has gained recognition for his knowledge of old-time cowboy life. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he preserved the firsthand accounts of 76 men who cowboyed before 1932. These interviews, along with decades of archival study, have enriched Dearen’s twelve novels and led to nine nonfiction books.
His newest novel is "The Big Drift," based on the actual big drift of 1884, when a blizzard dr
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Average rating: 3.58 · 19 ratings · 3 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
Lone Star Lost: Buried Trea...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2009
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Perseverance
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2006
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Crossing Rio Pecos
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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Saddling Up Anyway: The Dan...
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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starflight to Faroul
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1980
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The Big Drift
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Starflight to Destiny
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Devils River: Treacherous T...
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Portraits of the Pecos Fron...
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1993 — 2 editions
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I'm pleased to announce that my historical novel "To Hell or the Pecos" has just been reissued in large print.
The publisher, Center Point Large Print of Maine, did a superb job with this hardcover edition, which has already made its way into domestic and foreign libraries. For a writer, there's nothing like expanding your readership to other continents.
"To Hell or the Pecos" won the 2014 Elmer... Read more of this blog post »
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" My early sci-fi novel, "Starflight to Faroul," was originally published in 1980 by Tower Books of New York. I've now completely revised this novel, an ...more"
" "Starflight to Destiny," the first book in my new Starflight series, will be reissued in all ebook formats December 2, 2013. (http://www.smashwords.co ...more"
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