Signed Book: Emilio Kosterlitzky: Eagle of Sonora and the Southwest Border
Hardcover - new condition, O.P., Signed copy
By Cornelius C. Smith Jr.
Colonel Emilio Kosterlitzky (1853-1928), Russian born, jumped ship in Venezuela, traveled to Mexico, joined the Army there and caught the eye of Porfirio Diaz. He was made commanding officer of the Rurales along the northern frontier. A fine man, stern disciplinarian, thoroughly professional, he finally surrendered to Col. Cornelius Smith, father of the author of this book.
Here, for the first time, based on thousands of documents supplied by Kosterlitzky's son, is the full story of the "Eagle of Sonora," one of the most colorful figures in the history of Mexico and Southwest.
Rare book, hard to find. Signed on page 16 by John D. Gilchriese, who wrote the foreword. Online, unsigned copies of this book sell for $36 - $107.
Copyright date: 1970, 344 pages, Illustrated. First Edition signed by John Gilchrisee.