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Lay Down My Sword and Shield

by Burke, James Lee

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New York: Crowell, 1971. First Edition/First Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Quite a nice fresh copy. Speck spot on top page edge. There are almost identical 3/8 inch chips missing from the front jacket panel, one at the top joint, and one directly opposite at the bottom tip.

Synopsis

Hackberry Holland, cousin of beloved James Lee Burke hero Billy Bob Holland, made his debut in Lay Down My Sword and Shield, originally published in 1971. Now, re-released in trade paperback, fans can learn about Hack's colorful history, forged against the backdrop of the civil rights era. In hot and sultry Texas, Hack, an attorney and Korean War POW, is being pushed by his wife, his brother, and his so-called friends in the oil business to run for political office. But Hack would prefer to drink, look after his beloved horses, and represent the occasional long-shot pro bono case at his law firm. When Hack attempts to overturn a conviction for an old army buddy, he finds himself embroiled in the seamy underbelly of the Texas patronage system and in the earliest beginnings of the United Farm Workers movement, led by a beautiful woman who speaks to his heart in a way no one else has. As Hack begins to bring justice to the underserved, he finds both a new love and a new purpose. With his skillful blend of engaging plotlines, compelling characters, and graceful prose, James Lee Burke demonstrates the shimmering clarity of vision that has made him beloved by suspense fans all over the globe. "Burke's strength has long been his ability to convey both the exceptional beauty and the exceptional violence of the American South." The Washington Post, on Crusader's Cross -

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Bookseller
Craig Hokenson Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
20728
Title
Lay Down My Sword and Shield
Author
Burke, James Lee
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Very Good+
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition/First Printing
Publisher
Crowell
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1971
Bookseller catalogs
MODERN FIRST EDITIONS;

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Craig Hokenson Bookseller

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About Craig Hokenson Bookseller

I am internet based, and participate in several book shows a year. Visitors welcome by appointment. I specialize in modern first editions, but offer a wide range of books. I have been buying and selling books for 20 years. I buy books, and will certainly consider trades. Member of the Texas Booksellers Association.

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