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Scott Zesch, an award winning Mason writer has completed his new book inspired byAdolph Korn from Castell, an Indian captive taken by Comanches here in Castell.

Mr. Zesch is the author of "The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier" (St. Martin's Press, 2004), which won the biennial TCU Texas Book Award for the best book on Texas published in 2003 or 2004. The Captured is a selection of six book clubs, including Book of the Month Club, History Book Club and Literary Guild, and was released as a Blackstone Audiobook. Scott's article on his "white Indian" ancestor, Adolph Korn, was published in Southwestern Historical Quarterly in 2001 and won the Western History Association's Ray Allen Billington Award. With anthropologist Daniel J. Gelo, he annotated Bianca Babb's captivity narrative, which was published in Southwestern Historical Quarterly in 2003. His article on another Mason County captive, Alice Todd, appeared earlier this year in Journal of the West. Scott has lectured on Indian captivity at Yale, SMU, the Texas Book Festival, and the New York Public Library. He is also the author of Alamo Heights (TCU Press, 1999), a historical novel inspired by Adina De Zavala's efforts to save the Alamo mission from demolition in the early 1900s. A graduate of Texas A&M and Harvard, Scott divides his time between Mason County and New York City.