Title Thunder on the St. Johns: A Cracker Western
Binding Trade Paperback
Book Condition Good
Edition First Edition
Size 8mo --8 in Tall
Publisher Sarasota Florida Pineapple Press 1994
1561640808 / 9781561640805
Seller ID 010140
293 pp., with historical notes at rear. Firm, lightly read. Marked "Reader" on front cover, and bottom margins on several pages contain pencilled cues for reading the text aloud. A tale about the Central Florida wilderness circa 1850 when a riverboat gambler joins forces with a pioneer family to thwart cattle rustlers. Author is a sixth-generation Floridian who has written other westerrns about the "crackers" (Florida cowboys).
The vast unsettled lands of Florida in the 1850s are a magnet drawing men and women from all backgrounds toward the promise of fresh beginnings. Most of them are honest, hard-working citizens. But there is another element, as on any frontier: the violent, the greedy, the power-hungry. Will the honest homesteaders prevail over those who would destroy their dreams even before they can begin to build?
Historical Fiction. Florida. Cracker. St. Johns River. Volusia