The Diezmo: A Novelby Rick Bass
The Diezmo tells the incredible story of the Mier Expedition, one of the most absurd and tragic military adventures in the history of Texas -- a country and a state, as Rick Bass writes, that was "born in blood." 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
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This book did not meet my expectations. The author knows very little about the geography of Texas or Mexico. The story and setting are reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy's 'All the Pretty Horses' and 'The Crossing' although not nearly as interesting or well written.