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Title:
A saga of Texas : until day breaks
Author:
Cook, Will.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Unity, Me. : Five Star, 1999.
Physical Description:
240 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786217946
Format :
Book

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Summary

By 1870 there had been three years of peace between the Comanches and U.S. Army. General Tracy Cameron gives a speech in Washington about the advantages of keeping that peace resulting in a congressional mission to the West to look into allowing the Comanches to remain on their traditional lands. As the Congressional party crosses the plains in search of peace, some die-hard generals are planning an attack on the Comanches. And the Comanches are organizing the Kiowas and Cheyenne to help them drive out the white buffalo hunters from the last great herd left on the plains...


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Booklist Review

When Cook wrote A Saga of Texas, it was considered far too long for publication as a single novel. A portion of it was serialized in the Saturday Evening Post as "Comanche Captives" and later filmed (in 1961 as Two Rode Together, starring James Stewart and Richard Widmark). Now, 34 years after the author's death at age 42, the entire work, edited from Cook's original typescript, is being published in three volumes. Until Day Breaks is the first volume and takes its title from the gravestone of Comanche war chief Quanah Parker. The story is set in 1870 Texas, some six years before George Armstrong Custer went to his reward at Little Big Horn, and deals with one man's efforts to maintain a lasting peace between the white intruders and the Comanche, Kiowa, Cheyenne, and other tribes fighting for survival. Cook's well-rounded characters are believable, and his writing was clearly a notch above that of many of his contemporaries. This is a solid addition to Five Star's revival series. --Budd Arthur


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