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Guns of Valverde
     

Guns of Valverde

by P. G. Nagle
 

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New Mexico: 1862

The Texan Confederate army under General Henry H. Sibley, their supply train destroyed by 1st Colorado Union Volunteers at Glorieta Pass, have only one prize remaining: a battery of Union artillery captured at the Battle of Valverde. The Texans, their force decimated, dispirited by the absence of fallen comrades, are determined to have

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New Mexico: 1862

The Texan Confederate army under General Henry H. Sibley, their supply train destroyed by 1st Colorado Union Volunteers at Glorieta Pass, have only one prize remaining: a battery of Union artillery captured at the Battle of Valverde. The Texans, their force decimated, dispirited by the absence of fallen comrades, are determined to have some glory to show for their terrible losses. But standing in the way are Union Captain Alastar O'Brien and the Colorado Volunteers.

Young quartermaster Jamie Russell, wounded and taken prisoner by Union forces, devises a way to bring the guns to Texas. He escapes, convinces Sibley's brain trust to try his desperate scheme, and his plan becomes grim reality as both the Blue and the Gray are inexorably drawn into the deadly drama that is the Civil War.

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"Lively, compelling historical fiction." —Kirkus Reviews

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In March 1862, the Union army won a decisive battle at Glorieta Pass in what was then New Mexico Territory. Though defeated at that battle, the Confederates captured the Union s Valverde guns and were determined to win control of the territory. In this sequel to Glorieta Pass (LJ 9/1/98), Nagle tells the story of the Union and Confederate men and women struggling with the fear, hunger, pain, loss, and foolhardiness of war in the aftermath of Glorieta. Unfortunately, the novel does not stand well alone. The plot and subplots are unwieldy and difficult to follow as Nagle struggles to resolve her characters fate. Still, both novels will be of interest to fans of historical fiction, the Civil War in particular, and public libraries currently holding Glorieta Pass will want to purchase this title. Jean Langlais, St. Charles P.L., IL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812580297
Publisher:
Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
Publication date:
06/18/2001
Series:
Civil War in the Far West Series , #2
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.68(h) x 1.23(d)

Meet the Author

A life-long resident of New Mexico, P.G. Nagle has a special love of the outdoors, particularly New Mexico's wilds, where many of her stories are born. Her Far Western Civil War series of novels includes Glorieta Pass, The Guns of Valverde and Galveston.

Nagle's work has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and in several anthologies. Her short story “Coyote Ugly” was honored as a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Award.

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