Under A Long Sky

Women Drovers on the Chisholm Trail

by Jack Jones



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/13/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9780595220113

About the Book

In the spring of 1870, Jefferson Pickett left south Texas with a herd of 2500 longhorns, moving north over the Chisholm Trail for Abilene, Kansas. A boy and thirteen women rode with him. This is the story of their struggles, harships, and heartbreaks doing the impossible under a long sky.

As a captain in the Confederate Army, Pickett makes a promise to a dying colonel of the Union Army that puts him on a collision course with the colonel's widow, a desperate ranch owner about to lose everything. Pickett is thrown into a no-win situation with only women and a boy to fight rusters, Indians, killers, and robbers.

About the Author

Jack P. Jones is the author of five novels including, The Third Season, and eleven nonfiction books. During the process of conducting research for thisnovel, he and his wife traveled the areas of the Chisholm Trail from southTexas to Abilene, Kansas. In many instances, crossing over the same ground and rivers as the women drovers in this story.