By David Morrell
First got here the fellow: a tender wanderer in a fatigue coat and lengthy hair. Then got here the legend, as John Rambo sprang from the pages of FIRST BLOOD to take his position within the American cultural panorama. This striking novel pits a tender Vietnam veteran opposed to a small-town cop who doesn't comprehend whom he's facing -- or how a long way Rambo will take him right into a life-and-death battle through the woods, hills, and caves of rural Kentucky.
Millions observed the Rambo videos, yet those that haven't learn the e-book that begun all of it are in for a shock -- a seriously acclaimed tale of personality, motion, and compassion.
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The Seeds of Revolution The Battle of Bexar While Texian political leaders gathered and made plans to protect their rights under the Mexican Constitution of 1824, Texian military units made efforts to win their rights on the field of battle. A large Mexican force had occupied Bexar, the Spanish name for San Antonio, since the summer of 1835. Santa Anna sent his brother-in-law, General Martín Perfecto de Cos, to deal with rebellious Americans living in the area. The sudden presence of so many Mexican troops in Bexar heightened fears that Mexico City intended to force submission to the new government.
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