Stand Proud

Elmer Kelton

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“Pain resulting from other men's follies causes Stand Proud's Frank Claymore to develop an iron will that heeds no man's judgment except his own, nor any woman's. Some of his decisions are wrong, and the price of pride proves high.”— Elmer Kelton

The jarring strike of the clock in the towering cupola drew Frank Claymore's unwilling eyes to the two-story courthouse.

Frank Claymore is not easy to like—to admire, maybe, but not to like. He is cantankerous, stubborn, and intolerant—the very qualities that make him a success as an open-range cattleman on the West Texas frontier.

In one of his most memorable novels, acclaimed Western writer Elmer Kelton follows Frank Claymore’s life from the time of the Civil War to the dawn of the 20th century—through marriage, births, deaths, and a creeping change in the society that once hailed him as a hero, but which later has him condemned and tried for murder.

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“Elmer Kelton writes of early Texas with unerring authority.  His knowledge of the state’s history is complete, too—drawn from the lives of real people.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram


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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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Stand Proud
Elmer Kelton

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
March 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765360571
ISBN10: 0765360578
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 320 pages
$6.99

Abridged Compact Disc

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Macmillan Audio
May 2011
Abridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427212955
ISBN10: 1427212953
Audio Run Time: 4:00
$14.99

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Macmillan Audio
May 2011
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427215215
ISBN10: 1427215219
Audio Run Time: 4:00
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
March 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429912914
ISBN10: 142991291X
320 pages
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