Elmer Kelton


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    Jul-2015

    "Two complete novels from Elmer Kelton in one low-priced edition" Buffalo Wagons For Gage Jameson, the summer of 1873 has been a poor hunt. A year ago he felled sixty-two buffalo in one stand, but now the great Arkansas River herd is gone, like the R...

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    May-2015

    "Badger Boy"The Texas Frontier, 1865: The Civil War is over, and Texas is reluctantly yielding to the Union soldiers who are spreading across the state, even into the dangerous Comanche country. David "Rusty" Shannon, proud member of a "ranging compa...

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    Mar-2015

    'The Pumpkin Rollers': When Trey McLean leaves his family and sets off to learn the cattleman's trade, he's as green as they come. But Trey learns fast. He learns deceit from a con man, and love when he meets the woman he's destined to marry. On a ca...

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    Jul-2014

    Two complete novels from Elmer Kelton in one low-priced edition "Ranger's Trail"Spring of 1874: Ranger companies are being reorganized and David "Rusty" Shannon is the most sought-after veteran. But he has a new goal: to marry Josie Monahan. He also ...

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    Dec-2012

    Elmer Kelton writes of his beloved home country of West Texas in these two novels of cowmen and cow country. In Pecos Crossing, two young cowboys, Johnny Fristo and Speck Quitman, have been cheated of six months’ hard-earned salary by their ranc...

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    Oct-2010

    Texas Rangers - 9

    In Texas Standoff, Ranger Andy Pickard and his partner, Logan Daggett, are sent to central Texas to investigate a series of killings and cattle thefts. The two biggest cattlemen in the area blame each other for the violence, but it seems to Andy that...

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    Feb-2010

    Buckalew Family -

    In Massacre at Goliad, tensions mount between Mexican authorities and American newcomers. Revolution is in the air, something Thomas Buckalew welcomes but his brother Joshua fears, since Joshua is in love with a Mexican girl. The story touches on the...

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    Nov-2009

    Texas Rangers - 8

    Texas Ranger Andy Pickard, newly married and unsure of himself and his choice of career, is given what appears to be a routine assignment: find and arrest a horse trader named Donley Bannister who is accused of murder. The difficulty begins after And...

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    Oct-2008

    Collected here for the first time are three exciting novellas of the Old West, written by three of the West's greatest, most admired writers. In Elmer Kelton's Long Ride, Hard Ride, a retreating Confederate troop has seized a Union cache of munitions...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-2008

    The Barfield family, Arkansas sharecroppers, are heading west with their sons Jeffrey and Todd. In far West Texas their camp is attacked by Comanche raiders and the elder Barfields are killed and scalped. The younger boy, Todd, is taken captive by th...

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    Jan-2008

    Texas Rangers - 7

    In this, the seventh novel in Kelton's acclaimed Texas Ranger series, former Texas Ranger Andy Pickard ("Badger Boy" as he was known as a youth living among Comanches), leaves his fiancee's farm in north central Texas. He begins to track the man, Lut...

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    Nov-2007

    Sons of Texas - 2

    It is the mid 1830s and a growing flow of American pioneers into Mexican Texas has sown the seeds of revolution. In the midst of the turmoil are the Lewis brothers -- Andrew, Michael, and James -- scions of Mordecai Lewis, who crossed the Sabine ...

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    Apr-2007

    To Elmer Kelton, the brush country of southwest Texas is home. Nobody knows Texas’s history, people, beauty, and dangers as well as this greatest of Western writers.Barbed Wire, the first novel in this omnibus, is the story of one-time cowboy Doug ...

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    Mar-2007

    Johnny Fristo and Speck Quitman, young, hard-working cowboys from Fort Concho, Texas, have worked six months--at $20 a month--on the Devil's River. Their boss, a hawk-faced cow trader named Larramore, reneges on the money he owes the boys and sneaks ...

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    May-2006

    Sons of Texas - 1

    In 1816, Mordecai Lewis, a veteran of Andrew Jackson's Indian campaigns and battles against the British, moves his family into the western Tennessee canebrakes. But Mordecai, a born wanderer, is not satisfied with farming, and with his sons Michael a...

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    Nov-2005

    Hewey Calloway - 1

    "Six bits," or seventy-five cents: a cowboy's daily wage in Hewey's era. Fiddle footed Texas cowboy Hewey Calloway, in this prequel to Elmer Kelton's prize-winning The Good Old Boys and The Smiling Country, ventures out to West Texas with his brot...

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    May-2005

    Mordecai Lewis and his sons Michael and Andrew ride into the Spanish province of Texas to hunt wild horses, planning to sell the animals back home in the Tennessee canebrakes. The expedition proves fatal for Mordecai and leaves the Lewis boys in peri...

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    Nov-2004

    Texas Rangers - 6

    Assigned to the Texas-Mexico border, it doesn't take long for young Texan Ranger Andy Pickard to realise he has his hands full. For a start, it's Jericho Jackson country, and he is engaged in a brutal conflict with his Mexican counterpart, Guadalupe ...

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    Jun-2004

    Related Books - 2

    Joshua Buckalew has left behind the deserted battlefields that claimed his brother. The war with Mexico has cost him dear, but it has also given him a strong bond to the land and to the Mexican families who stood with him against the tyrannies of San...

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    Jan-2004

    Texas Rangers - 5

    A former Comanche captive known as Badger Boy, Andy Pickard, a young Texas Ranger, joins forces with Farley Brackett, a Confederate veteran turned ranger, to deliver prisoner Jayce Landon to a neighboring county to stand trial for the murder of Ned H...

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    Sep-2002

    Texas Rangers - 4

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    Dec-2001

    Texas Rangers - 3

    The Civil War has ended, and Texas is in turmoil as Rusty Shannon rides to his home on the Colorado River. But in a land overrun with murderous outlaws, vengeful Union soldiers, and ever-dangerous bands of Comanche, "going home" is just as difficult ...

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    Jan-2001

    Texas Rangers - 2

    The Texas Frontier, 1865 The Civil War is over and Texas is reluctantly yielding to the Union soldiers spreading across the state, even into the dangerous Comanche country. David "Rusty" Shannon, proud member of a "ranging company" attempting to prot...

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    Aug-1999

    Texas Rangers - 1

    The Buckskin Line tells of Texas' chaotic early years, when a ragtag group of irregular volunteers fought to defend the far edges of settlement from incursion by Indians and frontier outlaws. In time, they would become known as the Texas Rangers.--El...

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    Aug-1999

    Captain L.H. McNelly and his band of rangers undertake the nearly impossible task of cleaning up the Nueces Strip - the coastal plain claimed by both Texans and Mexicans and the home to every type of outlaw....

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    Mar-1999

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    Aug-1998

    Hewey Calloway - 3

    Elmer Kelton introduced Texas cowboy, Hewey Calloway, one of the most beloved characters in Western fiction, almost thirty years ago in The Good Old Boys. The novel was transformed into a memorable 1995 TV film starring Tommy Lee Jones and Sissy Spac...

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    Mar-1998

    Espy Norwood has got troubles - and more troubles find him when he lands a job on a ranch on the Texas plains. Bitter landowners plot against him, determined cattle thieves sneak right under his nose, and his own son refuses to trust or even know him...

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    Jan-1998

    The new Confederacy, facing into the Union cannon, had too much on its hands to send troops to the Texas frontier to hold back the Indians. Instead, it authorized the State of Texas to raise its own troops. Many kinds of men drifted into the Texas Mo...

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    Aug-1997

    Buckalew Family -

    Daniel Provost is the son of a farmer. Living up to his father's high standards for the farm is very hard work, but his life is basically comfortable and a loving woman is waiting to become his wife. When a well-traveled stranger, bearing a story of ...

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    Jun-1997

    The Civil War is raging throughout the South, as tough teamster Frio Wheeler figures to haul cotton from Texas into Mexico. But Wheeler has more serious matters to contend with as his wagons are attacked, his cotton bales are burned, he is captured a...

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    Apr-1997

    In the Texas backlands in 1885, twelve-year-old Joey Shipman's father dies under mysterious circumstances, and the boy is forced to live with his stepmother and Blair Meacham, a hanger-on at the farm. After the death of a black farmhand and friend, a...

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    Feb-1996

    In the cattle drives of the Old West, pumpkin rollers were green farmboys, almost more trouble than they were worth. When Trey McLean leaves his family's East Texas cotton farm and sets off on his own to learn the cattleman's trade, he's about as ...

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    Jul-1994

    "The Far Canyon," the sequel to "Slaughter" was published in 1994 and won Elmer Kelton his sixth esteemed Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. By 2002 Kelton had not only earned his seventh Spur Award with "Way of the Coyote," but had also...

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    Oct-1992

    In the 1870s, buffalo hunters moved onto the High Plains of Texas. The Plains Indians watched hunters slaughter the animals that gave them shelter and clothing, food and weapons. The battles at and near the ruins of a trading fort, Adobe Walls, becam...

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    Feb-1991

    Caprock, Texas, is a sleepy cow town until oil is discovered in the 1920s. Suddenly thousands of people stream in to find their fortune; some are honest folk, but too many are two-bit swindlers. This is the story of how an entire community draws toge...

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    Apr-1990

    Buckalew Family -

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    Feb-1990

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    Oct-1988

    As a slave, Isaac Jefford went to war and saved the life of his master, Major Lytton. As a free man, Isaac became one of the major's top cowhands, respected--but never totally accepted--by fellow cowboys: when they gathered around the fire to eat the...

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    Jun-1988

    As he flees to the sanctuary of Mexico, Chacho Fernandez is unaware of the fuel he has added to the already simmering racial hatreds in and around the quiet town of Domingo, Texas. Through events set in motion by a misunderstanding, Chacho becomes a ...

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    Aug-1987

    Wes Hendrix, an aging cowboy and bronco-buster, wants to be left alone on his poor, hardscrabble ranch, away from the ruthlessly approaching new world and all its big money, and soon Wes's city-bred grandson succumbs to the ranch's wild beauty....

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    Jun-1987

    Donovan was supposed to be dead. The town of Dry Fork, southern Texas, had buried him years before when Uncle Joe Vickers had fired off both barrels of a shotgun into the vicious outlaw's face as he was escaping from jail.Now, Uncle Joe has been sho...

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    Apr-1986

    Doug Monahan runs a fencing crew outside the town of Twin Wells. This fencing operation is opposed by Captain Andrew Rinehart. With his brutal foreman, Archer Spann - who does the violent work of chasing squatters off the range - Rinehart wages a bar...

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    May-1985

    In this novel, first published by Doubleday in 1985, Texas novelist Elmer Kelton returns to the Civil War period, once again examining, as he first did in "Texas Rifles," the effect of the war on Texans at home. Even while the conflict raged to the e...

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    1984

    In Stand Proud, one of his most controversial novels, legendary Western writer Elmer Kelton takes on a character who is not as easy to like as he is to admire. Frank Claymore is cantankerous, stubborn, and intolerant--just the qualities that make him...

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    Jan-1984

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    1981

    ""Eyes of the Hawk "was inspired by an old Texas legend about an embittered father who swore to kill the town that had killed his son, and let vengeance turn him into the man he hated most." --Elmer Kelton"No one wants you to tamper with a legend, es...

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    Aug-1980

    THEY FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM THE WOLF Gray Horse. The magnificent young Comanche warrior made strong by the medicine of the wolf, skilled at stealing horses and counting coup in the war raids of his people. Through his bravery and his wisdom, he woul...

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    1973

    ""The Time It Never Rained "was inspired by actual events, when the longest and most severe drought in living memory pressed ranchers and farmers to the outer limits of courage and endurance."--Elmer Kelton"Rio"" Seco was too small to afford a profes...

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    Jun-1971

    Texas Tradition - 7

    ""The Day the Cowboys Quit "was inspired by an historic event, a strike against large ranches on the Texas high plains, when the encroachment of an Eastern corporate mentality drove freedom-loving cowboys to drastic measures--no matter the cost." --E...

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    1966

    When former cattle man Dundee wanders into the town of Titusville, he's broke, tired and itching for a fight. Instead, he gets a job offer...from none other than the top man in town, John Titus. Titus recruits Dundee to find out who's rustling his...

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    1965

    Related Books - 1

    When Texan-born Josh Buckalew met Teresa, a young and beautiful Mexican woman, it was love at first sight. But with the Alamo recently sieged and destroyed, Josh knew this rosebud love would be unobtainable on account of the war thorns harrowing the ...

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    1959

    THERE'S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN Deputy Sheriff Jim-Bob McClain isn't sure he's ready to follow in his father's footsteps as the law in Coolridge County. In fact, he has a hard enough time keeping the peace between the drunks in the local saloon. But w...

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    1957

    For Gage Jameson, the summer of 1873 has been a poor hunt. A year ago he felled sixty-two buffalo in one stand, but now the great Arkansas River herd is gone, like the Republican herd before it. In Dodge City, old hide hunters speak in awe of a last...

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    1920

    Hewey Calloway - 2

    “The Good Old Boys is probably the closest I have ever come to writing from sheer inspiration. Hewey Calloway and the other characters took hold of the story like a cold-jawed horse grabbing onto the bit, and about all I could do was hang on for th...

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    Historical

    Elmer Kelton writes of his beloved home country of West Texas in these two novels of cowmen and cow country. In "Pecos Crossing," two young cowboys, Johnny Fristo and Speck Quitman, have been cheated of six months' hard-earned salary by their rancher...

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