Not Between Brothers

Not Between Brothers

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by David Marion Wilkinson
     
 

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An epic that spans a crucial period of American westward expansion, Not Between Brothers is the bloody and gripping tale of the birth of the Lone Star State. Comprising a large cast of characters that includes memorable historical figures such as Stephen Austin and Sam Houston, the novel unfolds through the eyes and experience of Remy Fuqua, an orphan whose

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An epic that spans a crucial period of American westward expansion, Not Between Brothers is the bloody and gripping tale of the birth of the Lone Star State. Comprising a large cast of characters that includes memorable historical figures such as Stephen Austin and Sam Houston, the novel unfolds through the eyes and experience of Remy Fuqua, an orphan whose understanding of his fellow man is almost as great as his predilection for battle and his fierce national pride. When he marries a well-born Tejana, Beatriz Amarante de la Cruz, Fuqua is tempted to abandon the world he comes from until a tragic loss catapults him straight to the front lines in the battle for Texan independence-the landmark battle of San Jacinto.

Not Between Brothers is also the story of the fearless Comanche warrior Kills White Bear, whose distrust of the white man turns to enmity when a virulent smallpox plague brought by white traders wipes out his family and decimates his people. His vendetta eventually and inexorably makes Remy his greatest enemy. As the two men stalk each other across the Texas prairie, their struggle pits nation against nation, husband against wife and, unforgettably, brother against brother.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893448094
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
03/12/2010
Series:
Boaz Publishing Series
Pages:
680
Sales rank:
323,081
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.64(d)

Meet the Author

Foreword writer Don Graham is the J. Frank Dobie Regents Professor of American and English Literature at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles, including Kings of Texas: The 150-Year Saga of an American Ranching Empire, Lone Star Literature: A Texas Anthology, and Literary Austin. He is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly.

David Marion Wilkinson, a fifth-generation Arkansan, has lived in Texas since 1972. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1980 with a Bachelor's degree in English. The author has worked as a carpenter, mortgage loan officer, an investigator for a civil trial firm, in the oil fields of Texas, Louisiana, Saudi Arabia and the North Sea, as a part-time ranch hand in Texas's Big Bend, and occasional hunting guide in the Texas Hill Country. For nearly four years, he was also the writer-in-residence for Sul Ross State University. Wilkinson's second novel, The Empty Quarter, draws upon his experiences in the North Sea and Saudi Arabia. His short story, Opening Day, won the Western Writers of America 2000 Spur Award for Best Western Short Fiction. His third novel, Oblivion's Altar, won the 2003 Spur Award for Best Original Paperback and was selected as a finalist for the 2003 Oklahoma Book Awards. Wilkinson cowrote One Ranger: A Memoir with retired Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson. Now in its tenth printing, One Ranger: A Memoir has become the fastest-selling book in the history of the University of Texas Press. Wilkinson is currently at work on a historical novel set in West Texas in the 1950s.

Afterword writer William J. Scheick, PhD, is J. R. Millikan Centennial Professor of English Literature at the University of Texas at Austin. He has written several award-winning academic books and works of fiction and is a contributing editor to Texas Gardener Magazine.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Very moving tale, well told. Characters are very appealing. The author tried for balance, and did the best he could under the circumstances.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful. I couldn't wait to read the next page. I couldn't get enough. I can't believe they haven't made a movie or even a mini-series about this book yet. Someone should.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the very first pages I was riveted by this novel. Wilkinson has a rare gift. He weaves rich characters through historical events in an astonishing, yet always believable way. Intensely visual and emotional, this book should be made into a movie or, better yet, a mini-series. This story is too big for one movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What an amazing story. A friend of mine recommended this book, and actually loaned me her own. She was very worried about the book being returned, and it did not take me long to understand why. This is a novel that should be added to one's collection to be handed down for generations. I could not wait to see what the next page would bring. A truly great find!