After an adolescence as a Comanche captive, Eli McCullough – the first boy born in the Republic of Texas – grows up to be an obsessively ambitious patriarch in Philip Meyer's century-spanning western epic.
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March 8: "The development of this crony capitalism came at the expense of our constitutional principles, that we are a nation governed by laws and not men."
Anthony Marra and Justin St. Germain are the winners of the 2013 Discover Great New Writers awards.
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