A powerful, trailblazing adventure inspired by the harrowing true story of the1866 cattle drive from Texas to Montana—and the legendary man who dared the impossible . . .
A THOUSAND TEXAS LONGHORNS
The Civil War is over. The future of the American West is up for grabs. Any man crazy enough to lead a herd of Texas longhorns to the north stands to make a fortune—and make history. That man would be Nelson Story. A bold entrepreneur and miner, he knows a golden opportunity when he sees one. But it won’t be easy. Cowboys and bandits got guns, farmers got sick livestock, and the Army’s got their own reasons to stop the drive. Even worse, Story’s top hand is an ornery Confederate veteran who used to be his enemy. But all that is nothing compared to the punishing weather, the deadly stampedes—and the bloodthirsty wrath of the Sioux…
This is the incredible saga of a man named Story. A true legend of the Old West. And the ever-beating heart of the American Dream.
“Boggs is unparalleled in evoking the gritty reality of the Old West.” —The Shootist
“Johnny Boggs has produced another instant page-turner. . . . Don’t put down the book until you finish it.” —Tony Hillerman on Killstraight “Johnny D. Boggs tells a crisply powerful story that rings true more than two centuries after the bloody business was done.” —The Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier on The Despoilers