Synopses & Reviews
It's called the "Gettysburg of the West,", the battle for control of Glorieta Pass, near Santa Fe. At stake is a route to Colorado's gold and San Francisco's unblockadable sea coast, two goals that would give the Confederate States a vital edge. General H.H. Sibley's Texas Confederates are opposed by a Union army under Colonel E.R.S. Canby.
Before the war, Sibley and Candby were on the same side. Now there's just no winning in this bloody battle between countrymen torn apart by money, politics, and geography.
History will ignore the fate of Lieutenant Franklin of New York, Captain O'Brien of the Colorado Volunteers, Jamie Russell of San Antonio, and Miss Laura Howland, recently arrived from Boston. They will be utterly changed, however, in the cauldron of battle where the fate of Glorieta Pass--and hundreds of lives--is decided.
"A crackling good story with its climax in the Gettysburg of the West."
--James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize--winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom
"Strong characters you can't help but like, a feel for both the times and the terrain of the old Southwest and plenty of action. P.G. Nagle has written a bell-ringer!"--David Nevin, author of 1812
As the Civil War tears its way across America four lives are swept up and forever changed: an illiterate Colorado miner who captains a volunteer Union company; a young Texan who becomes a quartermaster in the Confederate Army; a Union lieutenant with a terrible secret; and a young Boston lady in the care of her uncle, who arrives in the New Mexico territory at the worst possible time. These four lives will become intertwined by the bloody battle of Glorieta, and irrevocably changed by the shattering experience of war.
Written with passionate intensity and impeccable attention to authentic historical detail, Glorieta imbues the previously unsung battles fought in the New Mexico territory with a profound sense of humanity.
About the Author
A life-long resident of New Mexico, P.G. Nagle
has a special love of the outdoors, particularly New Mexico's wilds, where many of her stories are born. Her Far Western Civil War series of novels includes Glorieta Pass, The Guns of Valverde
Nagle's work has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and in several anthologies. Her short story “Coyote Ugly” was honored as a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Award.