Bitter Trail

Elmer Kelton

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In Bitter Trail, Kelton tells the story of a tough teamster named Frio Wheeler whose wagons haul cotton from Texas to Mexico.

Sounds like a peaceable enterprise?

The problem is that the Civil War is raging throughout the South and Wheeler's cotton is to be sold for gold--gold used to buy guns and ammunition for the Confederate army.

And, added to his balky mules, the broiling heat, and killing drought of the Mexican dessert, Wheeler has even more serious matters to contend with: His wagons are attacked, his cotton bales are burned, he is captured and tortured by bandidos in league with Union sympathizers, and he is betrayed by his best friend--his former partner and brother of the woman he loves!

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Bitter Trail
1THE HORSE TRACKS APPEARED suddenly out of the chaparral, milled in brief disorder, then struck northward up the crooked wagon trail that snaked its dusty way through the mesquite and catclaw and prickly pear.Coming upon the tracks, Frio Wheeler reined his horse to a quick stop. His hand dropped instinctively toward the stock of the saddlegun beneath his leg. He peered through narrowed eyes at the trail, which disappeared into the rippling late-summer heatwaves and hostile brush. He took off his flat-brimmed black hat to wipe dust-thickened perspiration onto his sleeve and turned

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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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Bitter Trail
Elmer Kelton

Unabridged Compact Disc

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Macmillan Audio
March 2014
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427251640
ISBN10: 1427251649
Audio Run Time: 5:00
$32.99

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Macmillan Audio
July 2011
Abridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427212979
ISBN10: 142721297X
$14.99

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Macmillan Audio
July 2011
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427215673
ISBN10: 1427215677
Audio Run Time: 3:32
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Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
July 2011
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427215666
ISBN10: 1427215669
Audio Run Time: 6:51
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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
June 1997
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780812551181
ISBN10: 0812551184
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 224 pages
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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
June 1997
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466818705
ISBN10: 1466818700
224 pages
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