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The Resource Kings of Colorado, David E. Hilton

Kings of Colorado, David E. Hilton

Label
Kings of Colorado
Title
Kings of Colorado
Statement of responsibility
David E. Hilton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William Sheppard had never ventured beyond his Chicago neighborhood until, at thirteen, he was sent away to the Swope Ranch Boys' Reformatory, hundreds of miles from home, for stabbing his abusive father in the chest with a pocketknife. Buried deep in the Colorado mountains, Swope is shrouded in legend and defined by one prevailing rumor: that the boys who go in never come out the same. Despite the lack of fences or gates, the boundaries are clear: prisoners are days from civilization, there exists only one accessible road--except in the wintertime, when it's buried under feet upon feet of snow, and anyone attempting escape will be shot down without hesitation in the shadow of the peaks. At 13,000 feet above sea level, the mountains aren't forgiving, and neither are the guards. With twenty-four months of hard time ahead of him, Will quickly learns to distinguish his allies from his enemies. He also learns about the high price of a childhood lost. At Swope, herds of mustangs are trucked in to be broken by a select group of inmates. Once the horses are gentled, they are sold to ranchers and landowners across the Southwest. Horses come and go, delinquent boys come and go. The boys break the horses, Swope Reformatory breaks the boys. Throughout this ordeal, Will discovers three others who bring him into their inner circle. They are life preservers in a sea of violence and corruption. But if the boys are to withstand the ranch, they must first overcome tragedy and death--a feat that could haunt them for years to come."
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Hilton, David E
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage boys
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Abused teenagers
  • Reformatories
  • Horses
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Ranch life
  • Colorado
Label
Kings of Colorado, David E. Hilton
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1271229
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
276 p
Isbn
9781439183823
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010019691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1271229
  • (OCoLC)555641730
Label
Kings of Colorado, David E. Hilton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1271229
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
276 p
Isbn
9781439183823
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010019691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1271229
  • (OCoLC)555641730

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