Synopses & Reviews
Jim Bowie, the descendant of Highland Scots, grew up riding alligators and working the field on the Texas frontier. Taught three languages and a sense of honor, he went on to live a life filled with brawls and battles, loves and loses. This is his story, as told by those who, whether they loved or hated him, were united by their awe of this amazing frontiersman.
"A stunning novel about Jim Bowie."--Amarillo Globe-News
"An interesting blend of fact, lore, and legend combined t piant a verbal picture of Bowie as he might have been."--Ocala Star Banner
The ultimate chronicle of the life of American legend Jim Bowie, from the author of "The Fourth Horseman" (Eickhoff). This novel sheds light on the man behind the myth--a descendant of Highland Scots who grew up on the Texas frontier and went on to live a life of brawls and battles, loves and losses.
About the Author
Randy Lee Eickhoff
holds several graduate degrees, including a Ph.D. in Classics. He lives in El Paso, Texas where he works on translations in several languages, poetry, plays, and novels of which two have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His translation of Ireland's national epic is now a text in not only schools in the United States, but countries overseas as well. His nonfiction work on the Tigua Indians, Exiled, won the Southwest History Award. He has been inducted into the Paso Del Norte Writers Hall of Fame, the local chapter of the Texas Institute of Arts and Letters. He spends his time in El Paso, Ireland, and Italy, lecturing on Dante and The Ulster Cycle.