Josey Wales: Two Westerns: Gone to Texas/The Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales

Josey Wales: Two Westerns: Gone to Texas/The Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales

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Josey Wales: Two Westerns: Gone to Texas/The Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales by Forrest Carter

Josey Wales was the most wanted man in Texas. His wife and child had been lost to pre-civil War destruction and, like Jesse James and other young farmers, he joined the guerrilla soldiers of Missouri—men with no cause but survival and no purpose but revenge.

Josey Wales and his Cherokee friend, Lone Watie, set out for the West through the dangerous Camanchero territory. Hiding by day, traveling by night, they are joined by an Indian woman named Little Moonlight, and rescue an old woman and her granddaughter from their besieged wagon. The five of them travel toward Texas and win through brash and honest violence, a chance for a new way of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826311689
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 08/28/1989
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 431
Sales rank: 108,256
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.05(h) x 1.24(d)

About the Author

Forrest Carter (1925-79) was born and raised in Oxford, Alabama.

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Josey Wales 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author has a excellent knowledge of The Civil War, land, horses, southern language, and Indians. 'Gone To Texas' was made into a movie by Clint Eastwood, but the book gives a more detailed account. The second novel 'The Vengence Trail of Josey' was almost made into a movie by Eastwood, but plans fell through on the project. If you are a fan of the Civil War, Jesse James, or just like good old westerns--this is the book for you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always been a fan of the Clint Eastwood movie The Outlaw Josey Wales. When I recently saw that the movie was actually based on a book, I immediately went out and bought it. The movie has some of the most quotable lines of any movie I have every seen and I have been delghted to find these lines in the book. It has been great fun to read and I have thourghly enjoyed it.
mrclanceyboy More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, weather you are a lover of westerns or not...the movie is an all time favorite....you really should read the book and watch the movie if you get the chance, you won't be diapointed!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who ever turned the book into a movie did a wonderful job. In most cases the book has more detail . Not in this case the movie is far better and adds more people and a much better story line. Big let down . Was hoping the book added to the story. Not at all.
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Charley6 More than 1 year ago
This was two books for one, and both of them wonderful. If you ever liked a western, this is probably better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having enjoyed Clint Eastwood's portrayal of Josey Wales, I was pleased to find the original story by Forrest Carter. I was even more pleased to find that the book was even more entertaining, along with the bonus second saga (set after the end of the movie). Well written, briskly told, and very colorful - this is a volume well worth reading.
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I havent read the book yet but the movie was fantastic. Way better than the previous one that i watched High Plains Drifter it is on par with The Amazing Spiderman
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JpeJE More than 1 year ago
If you like a good western, you'll really enjoy these two books. I've read these books two or three times and enjoyed them every time. Forrest Carter knows how to. Write a book. The movies are great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When the wife and son of Josey Wales are killed by Kansas redlegs, Josey rides into the violent guerilla border war between Kansas and Missouri. When the war ends and Josey's companions are betrayed and killed, Josey takes revenge, then flees into the Nations. There he meets Lone Watie, a Confederate Cherokee and their adventures as they ride south to Texas is chronicled in the first book. The second book, the Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales begins when two friends of Josey are brutally murdered by the Rurales of Capitan Jesus Escobedo. The book chronicles the search of Josey, Chato and the Mexican peasant Pablo through Apache country into Mexico until the fateful meeting with Escobedo and his men in a narrow canyon of death. Awesome stories! I highly recommend them.
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