Max Knight’s New Book “Palo Duro” is an Exhilarating and Dynamic Portrayal of Westward Expansion in the US During the Mid and Late Nineteenth Century

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Recent release “Palo Duro” from Page Publishing author Max Knight is a riveting depiction of life and history in the southwestern United States during a time of tremendous development and tragic conflict.

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Max Knight, a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Army, has completed his new book “Palo Duro”: a gripping and potent historical fiction in the Western narrative style, which depicts a diverse array of characters, locations, and events.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Max Knight’s captivating tale transports readers to the Reconstruction Era in the southwestern United States, as it emulates the essence and attitudes of the time. This Western novel offers robust and nuanced depictions of the violent struggles and historical figures that characterized the era.

Westward expansion following the civil war ushered in an era of increased conflict between the Southern Plains Indians and white settlers. The construction of frontier forts and towns, the decimation of the buffalo herds, and the movement of cattle through Indian lands to burgeoning western markets—these forces threatened a way of life that had existed for centuries. The clashes were characterized by savagery on both sides - Indian and white.

While the Indian wars are the focus of “Palo Duro,” the novel also pays homage to the great cattle drives from Texas into Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado and Montana, the cowboys, and the gunslingers. The famous and the infamous –icons of the “Old West” populate its pages and bring new life to a genre that is fading from public consciousness – the Western.

“Palo Duro” recalls an era characterized by heroism, brutality, bold ventures, lawlessness, and law enforcement. It is the story of the Southwest United States towards the end of the nineteenth century and an ode to the rugged individualism that made this country.

Readers who wish to experience this gripping work can purchase “Palo Duro” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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