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LocationClark County
Call NoWestern F Herb
TitleTo the color : a novel of the Battalion of St. Patrick bk. 2 / Ray Herbeck, Jr.
AuthorHerbeck, Ray, Jr. author.
CollectionF Western
Total Circ0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293102008831Western F Herb6/21/2022 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781432891367 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 1432891367
Personal Name Herbeck, Ray, Jr. author.
Title Statement To the color : a novel of the Battalion of St. Patrick bk. 2 / Ray Herbeck, Jr.
Edition Statement First Edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Waterville, Maine : Five Star, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.
Physical Description 291 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Statement Battalion of St. Patrick ; bk. 02
Summary, Etc. ""To the Color" is the continuing true story of John Riley: young (28), cynical, charming, a professional Irish soldier who deserts the U.S. army to fight for Mexico at first for money, then for something loftier in the Mexican War of 1846-48. With gritty action, humor, pathos, and romance, it not only brings to life his torturous journey of reformation but that of the rough-hewn Irish and German fellow deserters who follow him in pursuit of a shared dream. Driven by the drama of conflicting loyalties, their epic tale resumes in January of 1847 in a sprawling Mexican army camp at San Luis Potosi. Riley and his commander, Captain Moreno, attend a tense meeting with mercurial General Santa Anna. Preparing to attack U.S. forces near Saltillo, Santa Anna berates unprepared division generals in an opium fueled tirade. He bestows the honor of leading this advance to Riley's all too ready band of rogues. But he demands a unit name. Riley dubs them "The Battalion of St. Patrick." And they prepare to march into history."--
Subject-Personal Name Riley, John, 1817- Fiction.
Subject-Personal Name Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de, 1794?-1876 Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mexican War, 1846-1848 Fiction
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Western fiction.

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