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Tom Tobin, an illiterate hunter, trader, rancher, Indian fighter and sometimes U. S. Army guide, led a small detach-ment of soldiers to hunt the Espinosas. He tracked them down, used his Hawken 54 caliber rifle to kill them at long range then cut off their heads. He returned to Fort Garland with the grisly trophies but refused the huge reward for killing them. The era of the Mountain Man, the San Luis Valley and events leading to and following the Mexican-American War provide the backdrop for this story of revenge, redemption, repentance and brutality. After the war, Americans took huge tracts of community property lands from the New Mexicans. Was this why Gringos were the targets of the Espinosas?
|Publisher:||Whiskey Creek Press|
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About the Author
David R. Gross graduated from Colorado State University’s veterinary school in 1960 and was in private practice for ten years. He enrolled in graduate school and earned a M.Sc. degree in 1972 and a PhD degree in 1974 from the Ohio State University. He taught and did research at Texas A&M University; College of Veterinary Medicine for sixteen years then became Director of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Research labs at the University of Kentucky; College of Medicine for five years. He retired in 2006 after twelve years as Professor and Head of the Department of Veterinary Biosciences; College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Gross is a Fellow of the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society, published over ninety papers in refereed scientific journals and over a hundred abstracts in proceedings of scientific meetings. According to “Science Citation Index”, other scientific publications have cited his work over 1900 times, to-date. Dr. Gross co-edited three multi-authored textbooks and the three editions of his single author text, “Animal Models in Cardiovascular Research” are in most medical libraries. Since retirement, he has been busy writing both fiction and non-fiction. His self-help study and learn guide entitled; “You Can Nail It”, and a memoir of his first year in veterinary practice in Northeastern Montana in 1960-61 entitled; “Animals Don’t Blush”, are both available as e-books from all major vendors and as hard copy from Amazon. He also writes a blog with veterinary information: docdavesvoice.com.