GONE TO TEXAS.
New York: Delacorte Press, 1975. 206pp. Brown cloth with brown leather spine, title in gilt. First Delacorte Press edition, published two years after the rare first Whipporwill edition. Review copy with the a black and white publicity still of the author laid-in. Light wear to the head and tail of the spine with some oxidation to the gilt, overall, very good. The unclipped dust jacket is exhibits minor edgewear and moderate chipping to the spine ends, overall, good. After his wife and son are murdered by pro-Union “Redlegs,” Wales joins Bloody Bill Anderson’s Confederate guerillas seeking vengeance. He refuses to surrender at the conclusion of the War and becomes an outlaw. The author, himself, is quite a story with a rather dark and murky past. Despite any personal biases, Carter has crafted an extremely powerful, well written story. This is a classic of the western genre where men live by the Code of West. Fast paced and readable, many of the clever lines in the movie Outlaw Josie Wales come directly from the book. [bba016]