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Two Roads to Guadalupe

By Robert Lewis Taylor

Thrilling historical fiction from a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, about two brothers in the Mexican War.

It’s 1846, tensions are high. The Shelby Brothers, Sam and Blaine, are off to the Mexican War. Both brothers are set on proving themselves. Blaine, the older brother, fancies himself an intellectual and signs up as an officer to document the war. Reckless fourteen-year-old Sam thinks this is an excellent plan, and soon follows his brother. What happens next will change the course of their lives forever…

During their adventures, the brothers encounter a whole host of characters from clergy-haters to a sex worker turned card sharp. But with such closely entwined destinies, can both brothers stay out of trouble, or must one fall? And when the war finally comes to a close, what kind of men will they have become?

Two Roads to Guadalupe is a classic coming-of-age adventure story, set against the vivid historical backdrop of the American intervention in Mexico. From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Lewis Taylor, this book will grip to the end with its many twists and turns.

Praise for Robert Lewis Taylor

‘Intricate plot’ – Kirkus Reviews

‘It brings its subject vividly, unforgettably back to life’ – The Washington Post

Robert Lewis Taylor was born in southern Illinois. After graduating from the University of Illinois he travelled for more than a year in Europe and the South Seas. Having served in the Navy during World War II as a lieutenant commander, he joined the staff of The New Yorker. In 1959, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters.

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