In the aftermath of a bitter and bloody war for independence, Texans have finally claimed their freedom from Mexico—but there is still much at stake for the Buckalews. Joshua Buckalew has left behind the deserted battlefields that claimed his brother Thomas. The war has cost him much, but it has also given him a strong bond to the land and to the Mexican families who stood with him against the tyrannies of Santa Anna.
Elmer Kelton (1926–2009) was the award-winning author of more than 40 novels. His awards include seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and four Western Heritage Awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.
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