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Matagorda by Louis L'Amour
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Matagorda (original 1967; edition 1986)

by Louis L'Amour (Author), Alan McKnight (Cartographor), Renee Gelmen (Designer)

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Title:Matagorda
Authors:Louis L'Amour (Author)
Other authors:Alan McKnight (Cartographor), Renee Gelmen (Designer)
Info:Bantam Books, Inc. ( Dec, 1986 )
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Duke, fiction, western, Texas, LLAC

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Matagorda by Louis L'Amour (1967)

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A cattle drive mixed with a land war and a hurricane in Texas. My favorite character shows up toward the end. Another great book by L'Amour. ( )
  Nicole_L_Ochoa | May 8, 2017 |
Product Description Tap Duvarney lost his innocence in the War Between the States and then put his skills to the test as a soldier in the frontier army. Now he has settled on the Texas coast, working a ranch as the partner of his old friend Tom Kittery–and finding himself in the middle of a feud between Kittery and the neighboring Munson family. Around Matagorda Island, most people are either backing the Munsons or remaining silent. But the danger from outside KitteryĂ‚Â’s camp is nothing compared to the threat within, as Duvarney begins to suspect that KitteryĂ‚Â’s woman isnĂ‚Â’t everything she appears to be. Now Tap is discovering that he must go to war again. But will it be with the Munsons–or with his closest friend? From the Publisher Tap Duvarney fought in the War Between the States, then signed on as an Indian fighter with the frontier army. Now he's settled in Texas, working a ranch as the partner of his old friend Tom Kittery -- and in the middle of a blood feud between Kittery and the vicious Munson clan. Around Matagorda, most folks are either on the side of the Munsons -- or laying low. With Kittery and the Munsons out to spill each other's blood, and Kittery's woman stirring up trouble between the two uneasy partners, Duvarney knows he's headed for a savage showdown. But will it be with the Munsons, his enemies... or with Kittery, his friend? ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Enjoyable. Too much backstory slows it in spots, but not for long. ( )
  JoAnnSmithAinsworth | Dec 11, 2011 |
Page-turner involving a cattle drive, a Texas feud, a hurricane, and true love! Tap Duvarney has partnered with an old friend to drive a herd of cattle to Kansas. He arrives to find his friend absorbed in a family feud and his cattle scattered. Along the way, his Virginia fiance shows up, as does a deadly hurricane. Great adventure.

P.S. The hurricane description of Indianola, Texas is based on real events. ( )
1 vote MerryMary | Dec 1, 2008 |
Duvarney has been riding the trouble trial all his life -- and Texas was his last chance. He'd come to Matagorda looking for a herd to drive to Kansas. Instead he found a town torn by hatred -- a raging blood feud in which every man had to pick a side.... or die choosing.
  rajendran | Jun 23, 2008 |
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Tap Duvarney lost his innocence in the War Between the States and then put his skills to the test as a soldier in the frontier army. Now he has settled on the Texas coast, working a ranch as the partner of his old friend Tom Kittery–and finding himself in the middle of a feud between Kittery and the neighboring Munson family. Around Matagorda Island, most people are either backing the Munsons or remaining silent. But the danger from outside Kittery’s camp is nothing compared to the threat within, as Duvarney begins to suspect that Kittery’s woman isn’t everything she appears to be. Now Tap is discovering that he must go to war again. But will it be with the Munsons–or with his closest friend?

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After serving in the Civil War and fighting Indians on the frontier, Tap Duvarney finds he has bought a partnership in a feud as well as in a cattle outfit.

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