Texas Rancher's Novel Receives Will Rogers Medallion Award For Western Fiction

Richards, Texas July 20, 2011

The historical novel, "The General and Monaville, Texas" by Joe G. Bax has been awarded the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction. The story is set in the Brazos River valley of Texas during Reconstruction. While the strife of the Civil War is over, the conflict is just beginning in this small Texas town. John Ross Wilhite, the grandson of a Confederate Cavalry officer, finds himself in the middle of it all. With richly drawn characters, poignant stories, and a gut-wrenching climax, "The General and Monaville, Texas" delivers a powerful tale of secrets, politics and discord in the Reconstruction South, and the coming of age of a boy and a town.

In addition to its most recent award,the novel won the 2010 North Texas Book Festival for Fiction and was a Finalist for Historical Fiction in the International Book Festival and the Best Book Awards.

The Author, Joe G. Bax, is a rancher who resides in Grimes County, Texas. He has a Bachelors of Arts and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston and a Masters of Arts in American History from Texas A&M University.


Joe G. Bax


P.O. Box 370

Richards, Texas 77873


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