Based on an actual, bloody dispute between wheat farmers and the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1880, this is a stunning novel of the waning days of the frontier West. To the tough-minded and self-reliant farmers, the monopolistic, land-grabbing railroad represented everything they despised: consolidation, organization, conformity. But Norris idealizes no one in this epic depiction of the volatile situation, for the farmers themselves ruthlessly exploited the land, and in their hunger for larger holdings they resorted to the same tactics used by the railroad: subversion, coercion, and outright violence.
Format: Paperback Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc. Publication Date: 1994 Dimensions: 8.12 X 5.12 (inches)
ISBN: 0140187707 ISBN-13: 9780140187700 UPC: 051488016007 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.