Sons of Texas

Elmer Kelton, read by Jason Culp

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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 and Andrew and some other backwoodsmen, he leads a foray into Spanish-held Texas to hunt wild horses and return the mustang herd to sell in Tennessee.

Crossing the Sabine River, Mordecai's party encounters a Spanish patrol determined to repel all American invaders. After a bloody skirmish leaves their father dead, Michael and Andrew find their way back to their Tennessee farm.

Five years later, after the Spanish government in Mexico City has agreed to permit 300 American families to settle in Texas, the Lewis brothers have their opportunity to re-enter Texas. They ride to the frontier town of Natchitoches, Louisiana, where Michael falls in love with Marie Villaret, daughter of a wealthy French landowner, then cross the Sabine to find Stephen F. Austin, a Missouri entrepreneur in charge of the new American colony.

But the Lewises are considered interlopers and horse thieves and are dogged by a patrol led by the same ruthless Spanish offer who killed their father five years before
Sons of Texas is the first volume in a trilogy that follows the lives and adventures of the Lewis family through the era of the Alamo and Texas Independence under Sam Houston.

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"A series that brings to mind L'Amour's multi-generational Sackett Family saga...Readers will eagerly anticipate the next entry in the series." --Booklist on Sons of Texas

"One thing is certain: as long as there are writers as skillful as Elmer Kelton, Western literature will never die." --True West Magazine

"Elmer Kelton writes of early Texas with unerring authority....The fate of Texas is at hand, and Kelton will have readers eager to find out what happens."
-- Fort Worth Star-Telegram on The Buckskin Line

"Kelton...expands on his reputation with a thoughtful, realistic portrayal of the West in which carefully drawn characters -- not gunplay -- drive the action. If there's an heir to the Louis L'Amour legacy, it's Kelton." --Booklist on Ranger's Trail

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Sons of Texas
Elmer Kelton, read by Jason Culp

Abridged Compact Disc

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Macmillan Audio
May 2011
Abridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427212962
ISBN10: 1427212961
Audio Run Time: 4:00
$14.99

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Macmillan Audio
May 2011
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427215239
ISBN10: 1427215235
Audio Run Time: 4:00
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
May 2006
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765348975
ISBN10: 0765348977
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 336 pages
$6.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
May 2005
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429912822
ISBN10: 1429912820
304 pages
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