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Country of the Bad Wolfes

A Novel
Blake, James Carlos (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Country of the Bad Wolfes
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"Two generations of Wolfe men--begat by an English pirate in New Hampshire in 1828--track their violent but manifest destiny through the Diaz Regime in Mexico in the early 1900s and back to Gulf Coast Texas. The novel centers on two sets of identical 'hero twins,' each with a violent history that mirror the author's belief on the primacy of violence in the evolution of civilization. Their lives are intertwined with important events through the history of the United States, beginning in the 1820s. Crucial are the histories of the infamous Saint Patrick's Battalion (revered in Mexico as 'los San Patricios') who deserted the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and the rise and fall of Porfirio Diaz Regime (1876-1910), which marked the beginning of the Mexican Revolution"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Blake, James Carlos
Title: Country of the bad Wolfes
a novel
Publisher: El Paso, Tex. : Cinco Puntos Press, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 456 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by James Carlos Blake
Summary: "Two generations of Wolfe men--begat by an English pirate in New Hampshire in 1828--track their violent but manifest destiny through the Diaz Regime in Mexico in the early 1900s and back to Gulf Coast Texas. The novel centers on two sets of identical 'hero twins,' each with a violent history that mirror the author's belief on the primacy of violence in the evolution of civilization. Their lives are intertwined with important events through the history of the United States, beginning in the 1820s. Crucial are the histories of the infamous Saint Patrick's Battalion (revered in Mexico as 'los San Patricios') who deserted the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and the rise and fall of Porfirio Diaz Regime (1876-1910), which marked the beginning of the Mexican Revolution"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 1935955039
9781935955030
Branch Call Number: FICTION BLAKE 2012
Subject Headings: Mexico History 19th century Fiction United States History 19th century Fiction Twins Fiction Families Fiction
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Topical Term: Twins
Families
LCCN: 2011022270
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Set in Mexico and Texas from the 1820s to the 1920s and based partly on Blake's own family, this brawling, high-spirited, and superbly realized family saga chronicles three generations of the Wolfe family, beginning with family patriarch Roger Blake Wolfe, a pirate captured and executed by Mexica... Read More »


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