Last Stand at Saber River

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PHOENIX HOUSE, 2005 - Arizona - 247 pages
8 Reviews
In LAST STAND AT SABER RIVER, a Civil War veteran returns home to find a Yankee's private army living on his land, while another enemy waits to strike...Paul Cable has fought - and lost - for the Confederacy but when he returns home he finds that his own war is far from over. The Union Army and two brothers--and a beautiful woman-- have taken over Cable's spread and are refusing to give it back. But Cable is determined that no one is going to take his future away--not with words, not with treachery, and not with guns.

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User Review  - Martin Cerjan - Goodreads

Excellent western with all the archetypes working overtime. Excellent plotting and pure genius to set it in Arizona at the end of the Civil War. I liked this one better than Hombre and Valdez Is Coming. Read full review

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User Review  - David Williams - Goodreads

Great western. As always with Leonard the character are what drive the story. Cable is a man who wants to put the Civil War behind him as he returns home. Others want his land. When he first built his joke he had to defend it from Apaches. Now he has to defend it from other men who want to take it. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Elmore John Leonard, Jr., popularly known as mystery and western writer Elmore Leonard, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 11, 1925. He served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1946. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Detroit in 1950. After graduating, he wrote short stories and western novels as well as advertising and education film scripts. In 1967, he began to write full-time and received several awards including the 1977 Western Writers of America award and the 1984 Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe award. His other works include Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, 3:10 to Yuma, and Rum Punch. Many of his works were adapted into movies. He successfully conquered alcoholism in the 1970s; details of his struggle with the bottle appear in author Dennis Wholey's 1986 book The Courage to Change. His title Raylan made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012.

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