BITTER WATER by Thomas Thompson

BITTER WATER

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1886, the Texas Panhandle in a killing drought and embattled ranchers and new settlers confront Swenson O'Brien, a windmill drummer. Selling his product he sells himself to the fight for the newcomers against the old diehards, precipitates a murder, and wins over old Tangerman to the communal value of pumped water. That he gets the girl is expected -- but the way it happens is not. A new angle.

Pub Date: Jan. 21st, 1959
Publisher: Doubleday