Texas Rifles

Elmer Kelton

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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 Mounted Rifles. Some thought it might be safer than fighting in far off Virginia. Many were merely young men a-thirst for adventure. Some were settlers who saw this as the best way to protect their families and homes against the murderous thrusts of the Comanche. And some were men who still loved the Union, who had lived too long under that gallant flag to turn their guns against it now. Such a man was Scout Sam Houston Cloud...

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TEXAS RIFLES
OneCLOUD ALMOST RODE UPON THE INDIANS' GRAZING horse herd before he realized it.The summer sun had been bearing down upon him for hours now, sapping his energy, stealing from him the vigilance that he normally never lost while riding across these fringes of Comanche country. In this unrelenting heat it was easy to drowse in the saddle, to let one's mind roam the thousand miles and more to the smoky battlefields of Virginia.There, even now, angry cannons thundered and men died in the blast of shellfire.But here, in these rolling hills that marked the western edge of the Texas cross

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"Elmer Kelton is a Texas treasure." -El Paso Herald-Post

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Elmer Kelton

Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was the award-winning author of more than forty novels, including The Time It Never Rained, Other Men’s Horses, Texas Standoff and Hard Trail to Follow. He grew up on a ranch near Crane, Texas, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas. His first novel, Hot Iron, was published in 1956. Among his awards have been seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and four Western Heritage awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. His novel The Good Old Boys was made into a television film starring Tommy Lee Jones. In addition to his novels, Kelton worked as an agricultural journalist for 42 years, and served in the infantry in World War II. He died in 2009.

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Texas Rifles
Elmer Kelton

Mass Market Paperbound

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
January 1998
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780812551211
ISBN10: 0812551214
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 224 pages
$5.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
January 1998
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466817623
ISBN10: 1466817623
224 pages
$7.99
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