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Fair. 262 pages. Softcover. Reading copy. HISTORY. A vivid account of the gun fight and subsequent drama between Gregorio Cortez Lira, and a Texas sheriff. Also contains interpretations of the Border country and its people. Index included. (Key Words: History, Folk Legends, Heroes, Mexicans, Texas, Ranchhands, The Old West, Gregario Cortez Lira, Border Communities, Texas Rangers ).
Very Good in None as Issued jacket. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Illustrated soft cover/NF w/faint creasing to lower corner. Brown spotting (acidic paper reaction) to upper text edge. First published 1958; this is the 1982 5th paperback reprint. A biography and study of the genre of the ballad known as corrido, a fast paced narrative lean on embellishments exemplified by the El Corrido de Gregrio Cortez. Gregorio Cortez, the man with a pistol in his hand, is a hero figure of Mexican heritage. He guns down an Anglo Texas sherrif with particularly brutal consequences highlighting one law fo Anglo-Texans and quite another for Texas-Mexicans reigned. Professor Américo Paredes provides a unique analysis of a ballad-in-the-making.
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