Best of Texas Book Award for Western Series: The Arizonan by William Burgdorf
May 25, 2018
From cattle drives to cattle rustlers, the gun-toting Bierman brothers use every trick in the book to survive in this God-forsaken country.
The Arizonan by William Burgdorf has received the Best in Texas Book Award for Western Series. The award is presented by the Texas Association of Authors.
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“What’ll we do with this huckleberry?” asks the Cowboy whose Winchester presses again Byron’s belt buckle.
“We take ’em to the boss. He’ll figure out what to do with him,” answers the Segundo.
The Bierman brothers deal with characters the likes of which only the West breeds and nurturers: the Earp brothers, Texas John Slaughter, Governor F.A. Tritle, Ike Clanton, Curly Bill Brocius, Al Sieber, and La Araña.
“If there are those who can’t defend themselves and wind up vulnerable, then Arizona Territory ain’t the place for them to stay,” says Byron. “It is what it is.”
Arizona Territory, 1880s, is enough to challenge anyone, but little do Byron and Braxton Bierman know that every turn on the trail brings them to defining moments. From Tombstone to Prescott, and Springerville to Phoenix, they face friends, foes, and nature. Braxton’s last line in the story is, “Brother, have I got a lot to tell you.”
Reader, The Arizonan has a lot to tell you too.
About William Burgdorf:
William A. Burgdorf is a writer and storyteller of historical fiction. He and his wife, Nancy, live in the piney woods portion of East Texas in Tyler. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University with a doctorate in education, and melds his education with forty years of corporate training and human resource development expertise to write exciting, engaging, and adventure-filled stories.
He began his career as a secondary education teacher and taught, among other subjects, history. A double major in this field in his undergrad studies left him with his unquenchable love and respect of historical characters, locations, and events. This passion is what now contributes to the richness and details of his writing, and through his well-defined characters breathes life into history.
His first foray into western genre publications is the trilogy of The Bierman Saga – THE NEW MEXICAN, COMPANY A, and THE ARIZONAN. A familial tale enveloped in the New Mexico and Arizona Territories of the 1800s. In a raw, gritty style, it’s Zepaniah Bierman’s epic journey across New Mexico that encounters Mexican cavalry, Apaches, outlaws, and a strong-willed young woman followed by his children’s western encounters and adventures.
Review by Eve:
Author William Burgdorf transforms his reader back in time to the Arizona Territory in 1880. From cattle drives to cattle rustlers, the gun-toting Bierman brothers use every trick in the book to survive in this God-forsaken country.
If you like Westerns, you won’t be disappointed In this uniquely written tale.
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