Thorndike Press

Beyond the Rio Gila

  • Scott G. Hibbard
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432866168
  • ISBN-13: 9781432866167
  • Shipping Weight: 1.54 lbs ( .70 kgs)
  • 556 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released August 2021

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Features classic Western writers and introduces new and up-and-coming authors in the genre. Sure to please all Western fans!



In 1846, the Mexican–American War cast together Latter-day Saints fleeing persecution and the US Army. The Mormon Battalion must march two thousand miles. Among the army’s First Dragoons, Moses Cole, a Virginia farm boy running from his abusive father, grows to manhood under the mentorship of a tormented alcoholic and former professor. Among the Mormons, Orson Everett teaches his colorful followers to work for their brethren with God in their hearts. On such a journey, some will thrive, some will perish, all will be transformed. This deeply researched depiction of the US military’s longest march brings a little known yet uniquely American story to life.