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Avenging Victorio

258 pages, 16 photos
$24.95 hardcover (ISBN 978-1-890689-26-1)



FINALIST, 2007 BEST BOOKS USA BOOK NEWS
FINALIST, 2007 NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
SILVER MEDALIST-HISTORICAL FICTION, 2007 BOOKS OF THE YEAR, FOREWORD MAGAZINE
FINALIST, 2007 SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, TUCSON-PIMA PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
FINALIST-HISTORICAL FICTION, 2008 INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS

POSH Magazine
Avenging Victorio has received a rave review in the Fall 2007 issue of POSH Magazine.

"Dave DeWitt, known as the “Pope of Peppers,” makes an auspicious fiction debut in Avenging Victorio. The novel highlights the 1881 Apache insurgency, a series of skirmishes in New Mexico Territory led by an aged elder named Nana in revenge for the murder of the great-war chief, Victorio, at the hands of the Mexicans. The prose periodically reverts to history lesson instead of fictionalized account at the beginning, but this effect fades as the reader is brought up to speed and the story’s momentum builds. DeWitt superbly portrays the cultural differences and motivations between the Apaches and the U.S. Army commanders, making it hard to sympathize completely with either camp. No matter the side chosen, the promise of upcoming battle grows like a hunger, each further encounter eagerly anticipated, and the intriguing cast of real-life personages, including Colonel Edward T. Hatch, Kaytennae, Lieutenant John Guilfoyle, Geronimo, and the Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th Cavalry, brings this historical episode to vibrant life." — POSH Magazine, Fall 2007