9780292701281-0292701284-"With His Pistol in His Hand": A Border Ballad and Its Hero (Texas Classics)

"With His Pistol in His Hand": A Border Ballad and Its Hero (Texas Classics)

ISBN-13: 9780292701281
ISBN-10: 0292701284
Author: Paredes, Américo
Publication date: 1970
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Format: Paperback 276 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780292701281
ISBN-10: 0292701284
Author: Paredes, Américo
Publication date: 1970
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Format: Paperback 276 pages

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Acknowledged authors Paredes, Américo wrote "With His Pistol in His Hand": A Border Ballad and Its Hero (Texas Classics) comprising 276 pages back in 1970. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0292701284 and 9780292701281. Since then "With His Pistol in His Hand": A Border Ballad and Its Hero (Texas Classics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Gregorio Cortez Lira, a ranchhand of Mexican parentage, was virtually unknown until one summer day in 1901 when he and a Texas sheriff, pistols in hand, blazed away at each other after a misunderstanding. The sheriff was killed and Gregorio fled immediately, realizing that in practice there was one law for Anglo-Texans, another for Texas-Mexicans. The chase, capture, and imprisonment of Cortez are high drama that cannot easily be forgotten. Even today, in the cantinas along both sides of the Rio Grande, Mexicans sing the praises of the great "sheriff-killer" in the ballad which they call "El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez."

Américo Paredes tells the story of Cortez, the man and the legend, in vivid, fascinating detail in "With His Pistol in His Hand," which also presents a unique study of a ballad in the making. Deftly woven into the story are interpretations of the Border country, its history, its people, and their folkways.

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