Bowie

A Novel

Randy Lee Eickhoff and Leonard C. Lewis

Forge Books

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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.

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A. J. SOWELL
According to the fashion of the day, I am obligated to take pen in hand and explain why I decided to write this book. The answer is quite simple: We need heroes more than ever now and I don’t believe we can spare Jim Bowie. Of course, the heroes we need now are not the heroes that the dime novels and some of those “yellow journalists” are trying to cram down everyone’s throats. No sir. We don’t need those robber barons and such who think that making a pile of money makes them worthy of admiration. Money is nice, I don’t begrudge a person for wanting

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"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

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Randy Lee Eickhoff and Leonard C. Lewis

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.

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Bowie
A Novel
Randy Lee Eickhoff and Leonard C. Lewis

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
September 1998
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ISBN: 9780312870973
ISBN10: 0312870973
304 pages
$7.99
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