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Noted Tejano historian Arnoldo de Leon says this about the author and Balo’s War.
As do the short stories and novels identified with (among others) Rolando Hinojosa-Smith and Américo Paredes, Cárdenas’ tome succeeds in faithfully rendering aspects of Tejano living at the turn of the twentieth century—after all, that milieu has shaped him. He portrays characters as strong and self-assured figures who maintain composure and confidence while wrestling against life’s vicissitudes…Cárdenas emerges as a master story teller gifted with a writer’s touch and a vivid imagination. The novel should sell well to the public at large. At the university level, professors might opt for its adoption in lieu of a scholarly text. (Read Dr. De Leon’s complete review.)