The Rebels: Sons of Texas

Sons of Texas (Volume 3)

Elmer Kelton

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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 River into Texas a decade past.

Now the news along the Texas frontier is of a young general, a self-styled "Napoleon of the West," named Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, who wants to stamp out any gringo talk of independence from Mexico and oust the American interlopers from Texas.

Standing in opposition to Santa Anna is the former governor of Tennessee and veteran of Andrew Jackson’s Indian battles, Sam Houston, who is gathering a volunteer army to meet the Mexican forces.

Against the heroic, bloody backdrop of the Texas War of Independence--the battles of Gonzalez, San Antonio de Bexar, Goliad, the Alamo and San Jacinto--the Lewis men and their families join such rebels as Jim Bowie, James Fannin, Ben Milam, Juan Seguin, James Butler Bonham, William Barret Travis, and David Crockett, in wresting Texas from Mexican rule.

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Chapter 1
His boots sinking deeply into the freshly turned earth, Andrew Lewis reached the end of the row and hollered, “Whoa,” at the big blue ox. The muscular old work animal sometimes required a fair amount of coaxing to start pulling the wooden plow, but the slightest hint would bring him to a stop. Balancing the plow handle against his leg, Andrew took off his floppy, sweat-stained hat and rubbed the sleeve of a homespun cotton shirt across his forehead. Spring had brought the heat early, he thought. He had never completely become used to the fact that spring came earlier here

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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

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Elmer Kelton

Elmer Kelton is a native Texan, author of over forty novels. He has earned countless honors including a record seven Spur Awards from Western Writers of America, Inc., an organization that has voted Kelton the greatest Western Writer of all time. He lives in San Angelo, Texas.

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The Rebels: Sons of Texas
Elmer Kelton

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
November 2007
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ISBN: 9781429926379
ISBN10: 1429926376
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 304 pages
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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
November 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765348999
ISBN10: 0765348993
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 336 pages
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