The Diezmo

Author(s): Rick Bass
Imprint: Lone Star Audio
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.62 hours)
Product Number: Z01071
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449895624
Narrator/s: Brian Reddy
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Author Rick Bass has won the Pushcart Prize and the O. Henry and PEN/Nelson Algren Awards for his short fiction. With The Diezmo he crafts a stirring novel that sheds light on an extraordinary but little-known episode of Texas history. When Sam Houston organizes an attack into Mexico, the gloryseeking Texans are overwhelmed. Captured, they face the terrible Diezmo-a game of chance that ensures every 10th man will be killed.


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The Diezmo
Product Number: BX00006947
Product Number:Z01071
Product Number:CS049

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Rick Bass
Narrator(s): Brian Reddy
Product Number CS049
Released: Feb 02, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419383946
Author(s): Rick Bass
Product Number EB00030521
Released: Jun 15, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: #9780547346946

Professional reviews

"This coming-of-age story, based on historical events, follows two young men in search of honor and glory at the birth of the state of Texas. Brian Reddy portrays the pair's youthful optimism at the start of the story and lets his voice lose steam as the heroes volunteer for the disastrous Mier expedition, an American raid on Mexico. After killing 600 Mexicans and still finding themselves outnumbered, the Texans surrender and then try to escape. The consequence is "The Diezmo," a game in which 10 percent of the 169 captives are chosen for execution. The others are sent to Perote, one of the worst prisons in history. Keep a handkerchief handy as the colorful, brave soldiers meet their fates. R.O. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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