Boots and Saddles: A Call to Glory, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Five Star Frontier Fiction Standing Order Plan
  • Paul Colt
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  • ISBN-10: 1432828037
  • ISBN-13: 9781432828035
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 352 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2014 | Published



Boots and Saddles: A Call to Glory is the turning point that saved George Patton’s military career.

At thirty-two‚ Patton is a West Point graduate‚ Second Lieutenant mired in a dead-end career. He is a cavalry officer and Saber Master‚ a nineteenth-century warrior facing the reality of a twentieth-century military that seemingly has no place for him. Prospects for the glorious career he desires seem lost‚ until the United States Cavalry is called to one last fight.

In the spring of 1916 political instability in Mexico spills across the U.S. border. The revolutionary bandit Pancho Villa raids Columbus‚ New Mexico. President Woodrow Wilson’s neutrality policy toward the war in Europe is challenged on the nation’s southern border by the presence of German agents operating in Mexico. Wilson orders a Punitive Expedition to bring the outlaw revolutionary to justice.

Patton rides into Mexico as a staff officer to General John J. Pershing. Pershing mounts an aggressive campaign to apprehend Villa under difficult mountainous conditions. Patton confronts the reality of twentieth-century warfare. Reconnaissance and communications‚ traditional cavalry missions‚ are usurped by the Army’s fledgling air service and the promise of wireless communications. Modern ballistics render the cavalry obsolete as a fighting force.

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"Paul Colt understands that the secret to good historical fiction is a firm grounding in the facts and a lively sense of character and period. In his capable hands, the story of young, ambitious George S. Patton and his early exploits in war and love makes for a rollicking adventure tale." — Kirk Ellis, Emmy and Spur Award–winning writer/producer, has been recognized for his work on Into The West and HBO's John Adams.

— Kirk Ellis

"Paul Colt's skill as a writer brings vivid color to the early career of General Patton and the U.S. government's Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa. Complete with action, fascinating characters, and accurate information, this is a treasure of historical fiction very much worthy of the award it received at the Utah Valley University." — Marilyn Brown, Author, Founder of the UVU Literary Award

— Marilyn Brown