First Edition. Sante Fe set novel of the coming of the railroad. "Robert, once the pioneer, finds himself an 'old timer', left behind by a modernity he cannot understand, to reflect on the glories of the now vanished age". One of the foremost historical novelists of the American West, Fergusson depicts the clash of men with nature - and men with men - in a style that Frank Waters calls "simple and profound." Near Fine in Good dustjacket that has faded at spine and edges of front panel, abrasion at mid front panel.