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  • Published: 27 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780786046218
  • Imprint: Kensington
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $13.99

A Thousand Texas Longhorns



Multiple award-winning author Johnny D. Boggs, one of the most respected and popular writers of Western fiction, brings to life the harsh reality of cattle drives in a powerful, trailblazing adventure inspired by the harrowing true story of the1866 cattle drive from Texas to Montana—and the legendary man who dared the impossible…

The Civil War is over. The future of the American West is up for grabs. Any man crazy enough to lead a herd of Texas longhorns to the north stands to make a fortune—and make history. That man would be Nelson Story. A bold entrepreneur and miner, he knows a golden opportunity when he sees one. But it won’t be easy. Cowboys and bandits have guns, farmers have sick livestock, and the Army’s have their own reasons to stop the drive. Even worse, Story’s top hand is an ornery Confederate veteran who used to be his enemy. But all that is nothing compared to the punishing weather, the deadly stampedes—and the bloodthirsty wrath of the Sioux…

This is the incredible saga of a man named Story. A true legend of the Old West. And the ever-beating heart of the American Dream.

  • Published: 27 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780786046218
  • Imprint: Kensington
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $13.99

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Praise for A Thousand Texas Longhorns

RAVES FOR THE WESTERNS OF JOHNNY D. BOGGS   “Another dramatic story by a finalist for the Spur award of Western Writers of America.” —Amarillo Globe-News (on Once They Wore the Gray)   “An entertaining western in the classic mold. The characters possess enough human frailty to be believable, the author includes interesting stuff on the weaponry of the times, and there is enough gunplay to satisfy genre purists.” —Booklist on Ten and Me    “Boggs has once more written a humdinger of a book with wonderful characters, even the villains. The Despoilers tears at one’s heart, which is what really good fiction should do.” —Roundup on The Despoilers    “Boggs’ unique approach to the Lincoln County War’s legal skirmishing is both eye-opening and memorable.” —True West on Law of the Land   “A finely crafted historical novel with fully developed characters playing out their lives against the backdrop of early Texas settlement.” —American Cowboy on Spark on the Prairie   “Boggs delivers a colorful, clever and arresting tale.” —Santa Fe New Mexican on Camp Ford

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