The Milagro Beanfield War: A Novel

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Ballantine Books, 1976 - Fiction - 629 pages
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Joe Mondragon, thirty-six, is a feisty hustler with a talent for trouble, who slammed his battered pickup to a stop one day, tugged on his gumboots, and marched into an arid patch of ground. Then, illegally, he tapped into the main irrigation channel. And so began John Nichols' classic tale of the little guy against the big guy -- THE MILAGRO BEANFIELD WAR.

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User Review  - brian5764 - LibraryThing

Nichols needs to take a few creative writing classes on how to do character development. Continually interrupting plot action with too-late and too-long five-page digressions on minor characters is ... Read full review

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

Towards the close of The Milagro Beanfield War, the one-armed Onofre Martinez, drunkenly reflecting upon the flawed sort of angels that must protect the small town of Milagro, observes: "This place ... Read full review


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