El Paso - Signed
El Paso by Winston Groom.
OE Bookshelf Pick for November, 2016.
Three decades after the first publication of Forrest Gump, Winston Groom returns to fiction with this sweeping American epic. Pitting the legendary Pancho Villa against “the Colonel” -- a thrill-seeking Bostonian railroad tycoon whose fading fortune is tied up in a colossal ranch in Chihuahua -- El Paso opens during a time of dramatic upheaval in Mexico.
Content to observe the war from aboard his dazzling yacht, the Ajax, the Colonel is suddenly pulled into this drama when his famous Valle del Sol ranch is raided. Oblivious to the realities of war and hoping to salvage his losses, the Colonel whisks his family down to Mexico where they make a disturbing discovery.
The novel explodes into an epic as an extraordinary cast of characters from both history and imagination begin to emerge, all vying to get their hands on the ever-elusive Pancho Villa. But no matter what prize each player ultimately seeks, no one is left unscathed in this sprawling story of heroism, injustice, and love. Replete with shootouts, daring escapes, and an unforgettable bullfight, El Paso brings to life a crucial moment in history and, in the process, becomes an indelible portrait of the American Southwest in the final days of the wild frontier.
Author: Winston Groom.
Hardcover: 496 Pages.
Size: 6.7" x 1.7" x 9.6"
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