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The Bandit Joaquin: An Orphaned Mexican's Search for Revenge in the California Gold Rush Hardcover – January, 1997


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Apple Core Pr (January 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0963959158
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963959157
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,299,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Bandit Joaquin is a tale of retaliation, determination and success. Joaquin Murieta was a scrawny teenager barely strong enough to dig a grave for his family when he was orphaned and forced to fend for himself in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in central California. This was a time and place where everyone with his skin color was considered a "no-good Mexican" who could be unfairly taxed, run off their land, and exterminated without fear of punishment. Don Gwaltney has composed a moving journey through the halcyon days of the California Gold Rush in a wild and woolly American West. The Bandit Joaquin is actually based on impeccable research resulting in an accurate background to this high-adventure tale. Every detail is authentic and appropriate, enhancing the reader's enjoyment. The Bandit Joaquin is the stuff of which legends (and Hollywood movies) are made. -- Midwest Book Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 16, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This was a very exciting time on the planet, a time of discovery. Gwaltney takes on an exciting journey through the eyes of a disadvantaged, rebellious and talented minority who rises from obscurity to grab his rightful share of riches. A story well told by a masterful writer.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 16, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is a delight. It would make a great movie. I started it yesterday and couldn't put it down until I finished it -- at three o'clock this morning.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sandy Brown Jensen on April 10, 1999
Format: Hardcover
If the Midwest Review reports that Murrieta received prejudice because of his color--and they got that info from the book, then there's something wrong with that "impeccable research," as Frank F. Latta has documented thoroughly that Joaquin was a tall, light-eyed, light haired blond called "Huero." He came from a very large and fairly well off family from a town in Sonora. Okay, okay, I'll read it and get back to you!
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