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Far bright star

Author: Robert Olmstead
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : Fiction : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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In 1916, the aging Napoleon Childs assembles a cavalry to search for the elusive bandit Pancho Villa in Mexico. The ragtag group includes Napoleon's brother, Xenophon, and America's eager export of losers, deadbeats, cutthroats, dilettantes, and murderers. Riding on horseback for months at a time, Napoleon finds himself and his men always just a few hours behind Villa, whose posse navigates the unforgiving terrain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Pancho Villa; Pancho Villa
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Olmstead
ISBN: 9781565129801 1565129806
OCLC Number: 748457275
Description: 218 p. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Robert Olmstead.

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In 1916, the aging Napoleon Childs assembles a cavalry to search for the elusive bandit Pancho Villa in Mexico. The ragtag group includes Napoleon's brother, Xenophon, and America's eager export of losers, deadbeats, cutthroats, dilettantes, and murderers. Riding on horseback for months at a time, Napoleon finds himself and his men always just a few hours behind Villa, whose posse navigates the unforgiving terrain with ease. When a band of marauders descend upon the group, many of Napoleon's men are brutally slaughtered and Napoleon himself is left beaten and emotionally broken. After the attack, Napoleon proclaims to his brother that the person he was died out there. But this revelation doesn't last long, and soon Napoleon sets out on yet another date with destiny on the open plains with his followers.

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