In this epic novel, author Edwin Shrake, himself a Texan, gives us a portrait of Texas as it was, as a borderland, the very edge between civilization and the unknown. There were fortunes to be made, vast areas of land to be gained - and all for the brave, a...more
Told in a rather laconic tone, with lots of gore, violence, rape, chicanery amid people trying to do the right thing. There are enough historical people (Sam Houston, Big Foot Wallace) to make me, with not much knowledge of Texas history, wonder about some of...more
George Guidall is one of my favorite performers of audio books and he enhanced this book once again for me.
I would have enjoyed the book as well reading it the more traditional way with my eyes.
The subject matter was one I was not very familiar with, and so added to my knowledge of the beginning of Texas. Edwin Shrake developed characters in this book that were interesting to read about.
I will seek out other books by him.