Thorndike Press

El Paso

  • Winston Groom
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  • ISBN-10: 1410495957
  • ISBN-13: 9781410495952
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.75 lbs ( .79 kgs)
  • 818 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2017

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A New York Times Bestselling Author

Three decades after Forrest Gump, Winston Groom returns to fiction with a sweeping American epic.

Long fascinated with the Mexican Revolution and the vicious border wars of the early twentieth century, bestselling author Winston Groom brings to life a much-forgotten period of history in this episodic saga pitting the legendary Pancho Villa against “the Colonel,” a thrill-seeking Bostonian railroad tycoon whose fading fortune is tied up in a colossal ranch in Chihuahua.


Customer Reviews

A brawny, sprawling novel, part legend and part history . . . At times funny, heartbreaking, emotional, and brutal.

— Library Journal (starred)

[Groom] combines military savvy with storytelling skill for a satisfying saga pitting an American railroad tycoon against Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa . . . An engaging epic that could be headed for the bestseller lists and then the big screen. This is the big one that fans have been waiting for, and they’ll grab it up like they would a delicious box of chocolates.

— Booklist (starred)

Groom’s expansive, rich novel is set in the harsh deserts and mountains of northern Mexico during the 1916 Mexican revolution, with sharply drawn fictional characters in a bloody mix with Gen. Pancho Villa and a cast of true-life personalities. . . . Battles, a tense prisoner exchange, and clever ransom negotiations round out this historically vivid and marvelously complex tale.

— Publishers Weekly