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Defender of the Texas Frontier, another 5-star review

Jaxson Chavez:  This book is worth reading for the history alone. I did a lot my own research while reading, because although I know the author obviously took liberty with the characters and even some of the timing of events, I really wanted to know how deep the fiction went. From what I could find, …

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An artful take on Texas history, Defender of the Texas Frontier fleshes out a legend.

David R. Gross’s dramatic retelling of a historical legend, Defender of the Texas Frontier, captures an era as it follows a young man’s rise to hero status. Nineteen-year-old John Coffey Hays missed fighting in the battle for Texas’s independence. Full of vim and vigor, Hays joins up with a ranging patrol to defend the Texas …

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Another review of Defender of the Texas Frontier

David R. Gross Defender of the Texas Frontier: A Historical Novel iUniverse, 242 pages, (paperback) $13.99, 9781532071560(Reviewed: August, 2019) Review by Blueink reviews: John Coffey (“Jack”) Hays was the most famous and charismatic of the Texas Rangersduring his tenure in the mid-1800s. In this meticulously researched novel, David R.Gross brings Hays’s story to life as narrated by …

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An artful take on Texas history, Defender of the Texas Frontier fleshes out a legend.

David R. Gross’s dramatic retelling of a historical legend, Defender of the Texas Frontier, captures an era as it follows a young man’s rise to hero status. Nineteen-year-old John Coffey Hays missed fighting in the battle for Texas’s independence. Full of vim and vigor, Hays joins up with a ranging patrol to defend the Texas border. …

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