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by Glendon Swarthout

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  • ISBN 0451146581
  • ISBN13 978-0451146588
  • Language English
  • Author Glendon Swarthout
  • Publisher Signet (March 18, 1969)
  • Formats lrf mbr docx mobi
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1894 kb
  • Size Fb2 1495 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 715

Teaching freshman honors English classes gave Swarthout insight into the mating rituals of college students on the beaches of Fort Lauderdale during spring break, and his hit Where the Boys Are (1960) definitely presaged the anti-war protests that occurred on American college campuses later in the decade. Miles Swarthout at book signing.

They Came to Cordura is a 1959 American CinemaScope Eastmancolor Western film co-written and directed by Robert Rossen and starring Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin and Tab Hunter. It was based on a 1958 novel by Glendon Swarthout. soldiers chase after Pancho Villa, Army Major Thomas Thorn (Gary Cooper) is assigned to be a battlefield observer and reward heroism.

They came to cordura, . 2. They Came To Cordura, . Well, Majer, sir, when we git to base I’d take it mighty kindly of you to see about me getting a transfer to tha quartermaster or mebbe drivin’ one o’ them trucks.

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Three hundred men drew audible breath. They saw the earth’s immense and aged hand upturned to the sky as though in supplication. They stood high on the wrist. They stood high on the wrist a line of road which ran to mottled flesh of cultivated ground. Far, far to the rear of the palm and close to a horny ridge of hills basing the fingers of the hand they saw small motes of buildings which must be the ranch called Ojos Azules. What they saw stunned them. The Lieutenant of Federales who had visited the ranch as a boy had forgotten. This was the meaning of the.

They Came to Cordura book. Glendon Swarthout took 15 years before he was ready to publish his 2nd novel, a NY Times bestseller in 1958, which is now considered one of his masterpieces

They Came to Cordura book. Glendon Swarthout took 15 years before he was ready to publish his 2nd novel, a NY Times bestseller in 1958, which is now considered one of his masterpieces.

They came to Cordura. by. Swarthout, Glendon Fred. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on March 27, 2013.

by Glendon Swarthout. Format:Mass Market Paperback. ISBN13:9780345019578. Release Date:June 1970.

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I saw the movie with Gary Cooper as the Major and Rita Hayworth (?) as the Yanqui owner of a Mexican ranch in 1960 or so. It was a good movie. The book raises interesting questions about the nature of courage and penance. Swarthout was a good writer and turned out many a movie script, e.g. "Where the Boys Are". But there were a lot of good writers publishing in the1950s. It's fair to say that they don't make 'em like that any more. It's a good read.
I saw the movie long (LONG) ago. It was a turkey. The novel, however, was marvelous. There is something of 'ship of fools' about it, and something of the standard survival story, and MUCH about the nature of heroism and cowardice. American cavalrymen in Mexico during the Revolution of 1910, 'Black Jack' Pershing gearing the American public up to enter WWI, the interface between the press and reality, this is a terrific read. I just finished 'The Homesman', which is what got me ordering Swarthout novels. I wish he'd written twenty others. Anyone interested in the west and in that time after it was conquered but not yet fully settled will find a home in Swarthout's writing. Great stuff.
I'm sure that at the time this story was written (in the 50s) that it was considered edgy and exciting. They did make a movie out of it (generally panned, though I have not seen it in years). I wanted to read a story that comprised historical, Western and military genres and this story did not disappoint. Yet, I thought it was somewhat pedestrian by today's standards, as we've seen versions of this story done over many times. I like Swarthout as a writer (Bless the Beasts and Children is one of my favorites) but I was not bowled over by this one. I will seek out more of his work, however.
I realize why the author was a leader in this field. Crisp writing with authentically described surroundings. You feel for the honest protagonist and what he is going through. I enjoyed the 50's Gary Cooper movie as well, but the book is much better and more vivid.
You can see why this book got all of the great reviews. It's complex, has great narrative, engaging characters and an unusual plot..
Interesting look at the line between "hero", and "coward" and how we define ourselves.
Story just fair.
Glendon Swarthout is a great author and They Came to Cordura is a fun Western.