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Gunnison Grit

A novel by

Gunnison Grit is a recent novel by bestselling author Craig Dirgo.
A sweeping work of historical fiction, Gunnison Grit is a thrilling account of life in one of the last great boom towns of the Rocky Mountain west. It traces some of the actual history of Gunnison County Colorado over 100 years - from horseback to jet aircraft.

Gunnison Grit chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of a group of hardy pioneers high in the Colorado Rockies. The story follows the coming of the railroads through mining, ranching, lumbering and marble milling. The valley is changed by the First World War and Prohibition, following through the Great Depression and the second "war to end all wars." Dams are built and mountains tamed. As the mines close and the towns are threatened with extinction, a tourism economy takes hold based on skiing and the magnificent summer beauty of the Rocky Mountains.

Gunnison Grit is the story of the never-say-die Americans who forged this country from the wilderness. These were men and women of the Rocky Mountain west, who never backed down from challenge or adversity. The type of people who made good with what they had and prospered in spite of the hardships that surrounded them. This is the story of the America of simpler times when determination and hard work counted for something.

Over 150,000 words in length, Gunnison Grit is a sweeping saga packed with historical accuracy and good old-fashioned story-telling.

"I'm very excited to bring this out first as an e-book," Dirgo said. "It allows me a control with style and content that is somehow lacking with mainstream publishers. I always loved this type of novel and feel there is a market that is not being served. Some of the large, traditional publishers I spoke with doubt this type of novel can be a best-seller anymore. I think differently. I think there are many more like me who would like to learn the history of an area in the context of a sweeping tale."

Genre: Sagas

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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback

Title: Gunnison Grit
Author(s): Craig Dirgo
ISBN: 1-4961-6254-4 / 978-1-4961-6254-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Gunnison Grit
Author(s): Craig Dirgo
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU