Bowie of the Alamo
by John Glasby
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Louisiana and Texas are seething with power-hungry, hard-hitting men who will stop at nothing to get what they want...
James Bowie, an adventurer and pioneer, decides to try and make it out West, across the frontier and into the Mexican territory of Tejas.He joins a group of settlers who are following the trail out with their wagons.
But the vast expanses of the desert are largely unchartered territory - immeasurably big, wild and untamable.And with outlaws, bandits and Indians along the trail, there is no telling if they will reach their destination alive.It is, he believes, a man's duty to push the frontier westward, and to reach the promised land.
There are increasing numbers of Americans moving into Tejas county and trying to claim it for America, believing that they can make it into an American state.But Mexico will not let go without a fight. The Mexican government resolves to do everything it can to prevent Anglo-American colonisation of the state, declaring martial law in Tejas and attempting to disarm the colonists.
Bloody battles break out, and Bowie finds himself caught up in the chaos.
In the midst of the mayhem he questions the purpose: is there any sense in men dying and killing each other in this way?
Will all their fighting be in vain?
And will they sacrifice everything they have in this vicious war for control?
Bowie of the Alamo is a blazing novel of the west about the men who took part in the final shaping of the country. The perfect read for fans of Louis L'Amour.
John Glasby was born in 1928, and gradu¬ated from University with an honours degree in Chemistry. He started his career as a research chemist for I.C.I, in 1952, and worked for them until his retirement. During the early 1960s, Glasby wrote dozens of paperback westerns, all of which were reprinted in hardcover and paperback four decades later. Following his retirement from I.C.I., Glasby produced a steady stream of new westerns, science fiction and crime novels, right up ...
Length: 165 Pages (825 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: Aug 11th, 2020