The Diezmo (Paperback)

Author: Bass, Rick

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In the early days of the Republic of Texas, two young men, wild for glory, impulsively volunteer for an expedition Sam Houston has ordered to patrol the Mexican border. But the dreams of triumph soon fade into prayers for survival when they are captured in a raid.

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Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Mfg Part# 9780618710508
SKU 202169807
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0618710507
Release Date 4/10/2007
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"Bass writes about the natural world in vivid, effortless prose; moments of beauty are almost as frequent as instances of violence, degradation and death....Throughout..., there is an insistent harmonic tone that reminds the reader of the current war in Iraq."
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Editors Note A novel based on the real-life incident of the Mier Expedition, one of the most tragic events in Texas history, follows two young men on an expedition to the Mexican border, during which they are captured in a raid on the Mexcian village of Mier and end up as pawns in an international chess game that will determine the fate of Texas. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
Editors Note 1 A novel based on the real-life incident of the Mier Expedition, one of the most tragic events in Texas history, follows two young men on an expedition to the Mexican border, during which they are captured in a raid on the Mexcian village of Mier and end up as pawns in an international chess game that will determine the fate of Texas. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
Editors Note 2 A gut-wrenching adventure, The Diezmo tells the story of one of the most absurd and tragic military adventures in American history. In the early days of the Republic of Texas, two young men, barely sixteen years old and wild for glory, impulsively volunteer for a military expedition assigned to patrol the Mexican border. After being captured in a raid on the Mexican village of Mier, the men of the expedition are sentenced to the grisly diezmo, in which a random selection by bean lottery condemns one man in ten to death. The imprisoned survivors make a desperate last-ditch bid for freedom -- with tragic results.
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Number of Pages 0208
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