July Book Club

Join the book club to discuss the book "El Paso" by Winston Groom July 16 @ 6:30pm.
  • What Book Club
  • When Jul 16, 2018 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
  • Where Hartford Public Library
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  • Contact Phone 269-621-3408
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July Book ClubLong fascinated with the Mexican Revolution and the vicious border wars of the early twentieth century, Winston Groom brings to life a much-forgotten period of history in this sprawling saga of heroism, injustice, and love. 

An episodic novel set in six parts, El Paso pits the legendary Pancho Villa, a much-feared outlaw and revolutionary, against a thrill-seeking railroad tycoon known as the Colonel, whose fading fortune is tied up in a colossal ranch in Chihuahua, Mexico. But when Villa kidnaps the Colonel’s grandchildren in the midst of a cattle drive, and absconds into the Sierra Madre, the aging New England patriarch and his adopted son head to El Paso, hoping to find a group of cowboys brave enough to hunt the Generalissimo down.

Replete with gunfights, daring escapes, and an unforgettable bullfight, El Paso, with its textured blend of history and legend, becomes an indelible portrait of the American Southwest in the waning days of the frontier.(excerpt taken from goodreads.com)

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