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With Blood in Their Eyes

With Blood in Their Eyes

(2012)
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On February 10, 1918, John Power woke to the sound of bells and horses' hooves. He was sharing a cabin near the family mine with his brother Tom and their father Jeff; hired man Tom Sisson was also nearby. Then gunfire erupted, and so began the day when the Power brothers engaged the Graham County Sheriff's Department in the bloodiest shootout in Arizona history.

Now Thomas Cobb, author of Crazy Heart and Shavetail, has taken up the story in this powerful and meticulously researched nonfiction novel. What seems at first a simple tale of crime and pursuit takes on much greater meaning and complexity as the story traces the past lives of the main characters and interconnects them - all leading back to the deadly confrontation that begins the book. Cobb cunningly weaves the story of the Power brothers' escape with flashbacks of the boys' father's life and his struggle to make a living ranching, logging, and mining in the West around the turn of the century. Deftly drawn characters and cleverly concealed motivations work seamlessly to blend a compelling family history with a desperate story of the brothers as they attempt to escape.

Grappling with themes of loyalty, masculinity, technology, and honor, this sweeping saga reveals the passion and brutality of frontier life in Arizona a hundred years ago. Richly authentic and beautifully written, With Blood in Their Eyes breathes dramatic new life into this nearly forgotten episode of the American West.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: With Blood in Their Eyes
Author(s): Thomas Cobb
ISBN: 0-8165-2110-7 / 978-0-8165-2110-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: With Blood in Their Eyes
Author(s): Thomas Cobb
ISBN: 0-8165-3105-6 / 978-0-8165-3105-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: With Blood in Their Eyes
Author(s): Thomas Cobb
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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