In Dead Man's Walk, Gus and Call are not yet 20, young men coming of age in the days when Texas was still an independent republic. Enlisting as Texas Rangers under a land pirate who wants to seize Santa Fe from the Mexicans, Gus and Call experience their first great adventure in the barren great plains landscape, in which arbitrary violence is the rule -- whether from nature, or from the Indians whose territory they must cross in order to reach New Mexico.
From the Indians defending their land with unrelenting savagery, to the Texans attempting to seize and "civilize" it, and the Mexicans threatened by both, the reckless men of the untamed frontier make this at once a riveting adventure story and a powerful work of literature.
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- Mark Hübner-Weinhold - Leadership Scout
One of the best Westerns ever written and read
What a marvellous story. McMurtry at his best. Without sentimentality he lets accompany us the first great journey of Gus and Woodrow. We dive into a merciless frontier life with memorable characters. Painstakingly accurate research, fantastic descriptions, full-blooded characters. Will Patton makes the story live in our ears and imagination. His voice and versatility are fantastic. Wow!