From the Back Cover
John Henry Harris is a dragoon in the United States Army of the West that invades northern Mexico in 1846. The young soldier is eager to wave the flag and fight for his country. But John Henry's world is soon turned upside down. In Santa Fé he meets Morita and falls in love. Finding no enemies in Santa Fé, John Henry questions whether he can support this war against a people who have committed no wrong against him or the United States. He is torn between conflicting passions of loyalty, justice, duty and love. The idyll ends when the army leaves Santa Fé to carry the conquest to California.
About the Author
Harlan Hague, Ph.D., is an historian of the American West. His specialties are exploration and trails, California's Mexican era, the environment and the positive role of Native Americans in westward expansion. He has published history, biography, fiction and travel. His co-authored biography of Thomas O. Larkin with David J. Langum won the Caroline Bancroft Prize. Presently he writes screenplays and novels.