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Winners Get Lost Hardcover – 1964

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  • Hardcover: 239 pages
  • Publisher: Arizona Silhouettes; 2nd edition (1964)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006BLRGY
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,599,098 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher's Note to the Second Edition: The first edition of Winners Get Lost was published in 1950 under the label of a novel with the implication that it was pure fiction. We have always insisted that it was History that should merit a place on the projected five foot shelf of Southwestern Americana. The new preface, written in retrospect by the author, comes pretty close to vindicating our appraisal of the book. Winners Get Lost might well be dedicated to that vast horde of lost adventurers of at least two generations from North of the Border, each of whom believes that he, individually and personally, discovered Bahia Bachochibampo and all points leading to it and beyond on the old dirt road. None of those who read this narrative can help but feel that he too was along on this expedition, or at least knew intimately all of the characters who were. They should be forever grateful to Al Perry for preserving the memories that they themselves have failed to record about an era that ended in the name of progress.

From the Author's Preface to the Second Edition: Some parts of this story are based upon personal experience, others upon recounted details (usually highly embellished) of friends who have visited among our neighbors to the south. Today, of course, there are broad highways throughout Mexico, in places where once there were only single-track rough trails. Air-conditioned, modern hotels and motels, with hot and cold running water, replace the old casas de huespedes, with their wells and immediately adjacent privies in the patio. Hundreds of tourists now throng in spots that once sheltered only a few Indian people. Today diesel powered trains and jet planes arrive and depart on schedule. The old friendly, lazy tren-mixto has been relegated to the junk yard.
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