THE SADDLE AND THE PLOW by Ross McLaury Taylor

THE SADDLE AND THE PLOW

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sequel to Brazos, in that the story revolves around Brazos and his young wife, Mary, and their dogged attempt to make a go of life on the ranch in Texas..There is plenty of excitement in such incidents as the grass fire, the attempted rustling of their best horses, and so on, but it is the moving personal story of Brazos and Mary, with the psychological and emotional crises of their relationship that sets the book apart from a routine western. Unfortunately, the over-elaboration of style is a distinct detriment to the pace and sharpness of the story. One gets beyond this after a time, and reads for the authentic picture of the struggle between cattlemen and incoming farmers. Recommend to those who like the true western type of story.

Pub Date: Sept. 25th, 1942
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill