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The Resource The son, Philipp Meyer

The son, Philipp Meyer

Label
The son
Title
The son
Statement of responsibility
Philipp Meyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Spring, 1849. The first male child born in the newly established Republic of Texas, Eli McCullough is thirteen years old when a marauding band of Comanches storms his homestead and brutally murders his mother and sister, taking him captive. Brave and clever, Eli quickly adapts to life among the Comanches, learning their ways and language, answering to a new name, becoming the chief's adopted son, and waging war against their enemies, including white men?which complicates his sense of loyalty and understanding of who he is. But when disease, starvation, and overwhelming numbers of armed Americans decimate the tribe, Eli finds himself alone. Neither white nor Indian, civilized nor fully wild, he must carve a place for himself in a world in which he does not fully belong?a journey of adventure, tragedy, hardship, grit, and luck that reverberates in the lives of his progeny. Intertwined with Eli's story are those of his son, Peter, a man who bears the emotional cost of his father's drive for power, and Jeannie, Eli's great-granddaughter, a woman who must fight hardened rivals to succeed in a man's world. Philipp Meyer deftly explores how Eli's ruthlessness and steely pragmatism transform subsequent generations of McCulloughs. Love, honor, even children are sacrificed in the name of ambition as the family becomes one of the richest powers in Texas, a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. Yet, like all empires, the McCulloughs must eventually face the consequences of their choices." - dust jacket
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genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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The son, Philipp Meyer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A novel."--book jacket
Control code
ocn813286634
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 561 p.
Isbn
9780062120397
Isbn Type
(hc)
Other physical details
genealogical tables
Label
The son, Philipp Meyer
Publication
Note
"A novel."--book jacket
Control code
ocn813286634
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 561 p.
Isbn
9780062120397
Isbn Type
(hc)
Other physical details
genealogical tables

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