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ISBN: 1934572241
Author: Joe G. Bax
Language: English
Publisher: Emerald Book Company; 1 edition (August 1, 2009)
Pages: 168
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 829
Size Fb2: 1266 kb
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Joe received his bachelor's in American History and master's in Southern History with an emphasis on slavery and Reconstruction Books related to The General and Monaville, Texas.

Joe received his bachelor's in American History and master's in Southern History with an emphasis on slavery and Reconstruction. Prior to ranching, the Bax family resided in Houston, Texas, where Joe practiced law for twenty-five years. Books related to The General and Monaville, Texas.

It follows the beloved characters the General, the Colonel, Momma Mae and Blue, and reveals what made them the individuals that they had become. Fictional and historical figures are imaginatively intertwined as Austin, Houston, Bowie, Rose, Zuber, the notorious Pamela Mann, and the entire cast play out their parts on a giant stage called Texas. Format Paperback 272 pages. Dimensions 152 x 229 x 15mm 404g. Publication date 12 Dec 2012.

Fans of rancher Joe Bax's The General and Monaville, Texas will be delighted to find that there's still more to the story. Through Bax's rich dialogue and descriptions, it sounds as if the Republic of Texas was a fascinating place to live. Cowboys & Indians Magazine.

General and Monaville, Texas - Joe Ba. Cindy Hughes, Executive Director of the Writers League of Texas and founding director of the Texas Book Festival, provides an interesting list of Texas authors from the previous two decades in the "Dog Canyon. She calls it "Lone Star Lit 10.

General and Monaville, Texas - Joe Bax. JOE BAX, rancher, lawyer, author. A few months ago I was browsing a B&N bookstore and saw an interesting book. Includes literature, history, a wide variety of literary forms: Bestsellers, Prize winners, Westerns, Children's books, Poets, Journalists, Texas Monthly, Dang Good Books, Mysteries, Inspirational, Grand Dames, Romances, Science Fiction, and Historians.

Joe Bax's view is vastly different, and more authentic, than any study of the Reconstruction. The book is a literary work of fiction set in the reconstruction era immediately following the Civil War, the freeing of the slaves, and the repercussions of facilitating this freedom in the areas surrounding Monaville, Texas. The story is narrated by the young teenage grandson of General Leander Wilhite.

A Texas Destiny: The Saga Begins is the prequel to Joe Bax's award-winning Reconstruction-era epic, The General and Monaville, Texas

A Texas Destiny: The Saga Begins is the prequel to Joe Bax's award-winning Reconstruction-era epic, The General and Monaville, Texas. The intoxicating notion of free land draws characters to Texas during the early period of Stephen F. Austin's colony, including the family of young Leander Wilhite. When a yellow fever epidemic takes his family, Leander finds himself the owner of over six thousand acres of cotton-growing land. The responsibility matures him beyond his years. The community of Monaville looks to Leander for leadership

Monaville is an unincorporated community in Waller County, Texas, United States, at the intersection of FM 359 and FM 1887. The town was named for its founder's daughter in 1886.

Monaville is an unincorporated community in Waller County, Texas, United States, at the intersection of FM 359 and FM 1887. The town was founded by Daniel C. Singletary who opened a grocery store in 1886. Singletary named the settlement after his daughter Mona. The community boasted a post office from 1886 to 1913 when it closed. At this time, Monaville had a school and a cotton gin. In 1941 a total of 75 persons lived in the town

While the strife of the Civil War is over, the conflict in Monaville, Texas, is just beginning--and John Ross Wilhite seems to be in the middle of it all. For John Ross, the world is a confusing place. The slaves have been freed, but only some of the occupants of Monaville seem to accept that fact. The Klan is growing in number and political power, but John Ross doesn't understand what the fuss is all about. The General--his revered grandfather--seems to be on the wrong side of the law. And everybody is just a bit too interested in his friendship with Miss Afton.

But John Ross doesn't have the luxury of youth any longer, as tensions mount and the most respected men in town become the most fearsome--for good or ill. With richly drawn characters, poignant stories, and a gut-wrenching climax, The General and Monaville, Texas delivers a powerful tale of secrets, politics, and discord in the Reconstruction south--and the coming of age of a boy and a town.

AWARDS - 2009 Finalist, National Best Book Awards (Historical Fiction) - 2010 Finalist, International Book Fair (Historical Fiction & Young Adult Fiction) - 2010 Winner North Texas Book Festival (Fiction)- 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Awards (Western Fiction)

Comments:

Phallozs Dwarfs
"The General and Monaville,Texas" by Joe Bax is an all-absorbing, can't-put-it-down historical novel of a boy's struggle to understand the complexities of life on a Texas cotton plantation. This is a riveting story of grandfather to grandson, love to hate, joy to sorrow, nurturing to murder, freedom to slavery, and peace to war as gradually understood by young John Ross Wilhite, heir to the family property, and more importantly, heir to the family tradition. All this is packed into a short novel that leaves room for a rich tapestry of description of southern life before and after the War Between the States. It leaves you wondering if Joe Bax could have been there in a previous life!

You will want to read the prequel "A Texas Destiny: The Saga Begins", but only after reading "The General . . . " to preserve the emotional impact of the books very last sentence. Don't bother to read it first because, like John Ross, you won't understand it until you have lived it. When you read the prequel, imagine it as a series of flashbacks in an Academy Award-Winning screenplay leading up to the series of climaxes and then that final tearful revelation.
Rolling Flipper
I love this book. The writing is vivid yet concise, with descriptive phrasing that at times made me laugh out loud. The author captures the timeless essence of Texas and the time just after the Civil War, the age-old pull between those who want to move forward and those who want things to stay the same. The characters are captivating and one can imagine the story continuing for generations, up to the present time and beyond.
Ironrunner
I enjoyed this book very much, as I did the prequel, A Texas Destiny, The Saga Begins. The author did a very good job of painting in the minds the ups and downs of this period of history in Texas.
spacebreeze
If you like history, then this tale from the post civil war days in east Texas will hold you. It's best if you first read the prequel, "A Texas Destiny" also by Joe G. Box.
Sorryyy
Short and sweet. Joe Bax has spun a yarn about a long ago place that is extremely well developed, researched, and fun to read. Give us more!!!
Mohn
I read this book because it was recommended by the reviewer in our local newspaper. It's OK but just so.
Delagamand
As I said, the book is excellent. I anxious for his next book to be published.
I thought the characters were great.
I'm a history buff. I like books like this. Books that are clearly written, entertaining, surprising, and full of interesting characters. Although fictional, it reads as if it really happened. And surely events like these could have happened somewhere in the post Civil War South. The author has painted a story of ordinary small town folk, black and white, well-to-do and poor, struggling with momentous changes in their lives. Joe Bax's view is vastly different, and more authentic, than any study of the Reconstruction. A wonderful book.

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