Zeke and Ned by Larry McMurtry

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Zeke and Ned is the story of Ezekiel Proctor and Ned Christie, the last Cherokee warriors -- two proud, passionate men whose remarkable quest to carve a future out of Indian Territory east of the Arkansas River after the Civil War is not only history but legend. Played out against an American West governed by a brutal brand of frontier justice, this intensely moving saga brims with a rich cast of indomitable and utterly unforgettable characters such as Becca, Zeke's gallant Cherokee wife, and Jewel Sixkiller Proctor, whose love for Ned makes her a tragic heroine.

At once exuberant and poignant, bittersweet and brilliant, Zeke and Ned takes us deep into the hearts of two extraordinary men who were willing to go the distance for the bold vision they shared -- and for the women they loved.

About Larry McMurtry

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Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.
Published May 24, 2010 by Simon & Schuster. 454 pages
Genres: History, Westerns, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance. Fiction

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Pulitzer Prize winner McMurtry (Dead Man's Walk, 1995, etc.) and his collaborator on Pretty Boy Floyd (1994) attempt to bestow mythic stature on a maverick American Indian in this for-want-of-a-nail yarn set in 1870s Oklahoma.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Zeke and Ned

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At first glance, McMurtry (Dead Man's Walk) and Ossana (his screenwriting partner, and collaborator on Pretty Boy Floyd) appear to be spinning a merely folksy tall tale about a battle for a woman that

Dec 30 1996 | Read Full Review of Zeke and Ned

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Having told just about every tale there is to tell about .

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