Read Last Reveille by David Morrell Free Online
Book Title: Last Reveille|
The author of the book: David Morrell
Date of issue: March 4th 1995
ISBN 13: 9780446364423
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 14.11 MB
Edition: Warner Books (NY)
Read full description of the books Last Reveille:This is Morrell's first try at historical fiction & was excellent. While I've read this before, it was a long time ago, probably about when it came out in the late 70's. My old paperback is missing the front cover, but is appropriately stamped with a used book store from Fayetteville, NC. I would have bought it while stationed at Ft. Bragg while doing time in the 82d as a young soldier. Anyway, I wanted to read it again while he is answering questions in a group I belong to here on GR:
I've read a lot of Morrell's books over the years & really enjoyed it, mostly international spy thrillers, although his very first book, First Blood will likely always be my favorite. This one might well be second.
Just before WWI, Black Jack Pershing spent most of a year running around Mexico after Pancho Villa. This book follows 2 fictional characters through the very real & well researched time of the Columbia raid until... well, no spoilers. Not the whole year, though. It's a fairly short book, packed with short, powerful chapters that bring to life a very strange era in our history. The old West was meeting its end as planes, trains, & automobiles made their way in. America was poorly positioned to join the war in Europe, but knew it was only a matter of time.
The fictional characters are an old man steeped in war since he was a youngster during the Civil War. The young man is a new recruit fresh from the farm. The contrasts, conflicts, & similarities as they survive the grueling chase after Villa bring it to life amazingly well. As tight as the writing is, there are little details sprinkled like gems that just punch points home. Fantastic, a must read.
Read information about the authorDavid Morrell is a Canadian novelist from Kitchener, Ontario, who has been living in the United States for a number of years. He is best known for his debut 1972 novel First Blood, which would later become a successful film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone. More recently, he has been writing the Captain America comic books limited-series The Chosen.
Add a comment to Last Reveille
Read EBOOK Last Reveille by David Morrell Online free