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Elmer Kelton

Elmer Kelton
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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 were 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. He served in the infantry in World War II. He died in 2009.

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Hard Ride

Hard Ride

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Bandits, outlaws, romance, and adventure abound in Hard Ride, the second-ever collection of tales of the American West from renowned, Spur Award-winning author Elmer Kelton

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Stand Proud and Eyes of the Hawk

Stand Proud and Eyes of the Hawk

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
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Elmer Kelton's Stand Proud and Eyes of the Hawk are two novels of fierce men tested by the Old West, written by one of the most critically acclaimed writers of the American west...

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Available 08/28/2018

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Bitter Trail and Barbed Wire

Bitter Trail and Barbed Wire

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

At one low price, two complete novels by “one of the greatest and most gifted of Western writers.” (Historical Novel Society)

Bitter Trail
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The Complete Texas Rangers Series

Texas Rangers

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

This discounted ebundle includes: The Buckskin Line, Badger Boy, The Way of the Coyote, Ranger's Trail, Texas Vendetta, Jericho's Road, Hard Trail To Follow, Other Men's Horses, Texas Standoff

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Wild West

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Compiled for the first time in book form, seven-time Spur Award-winning author Elmer Kelton's short story collection, Wild West.

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After the Bugles and Llano River

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Two novels from seven-time Spur Award–winning author Elmer Kelton, "truly a Texas legend" (former Texas Governor Rick Perry), After the Bugles and Llano River.

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The Good Old Boys and The Smiling Country

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

The Good Old Boys and The Smiling Country pairs two wonderful novels by one of the most honored of all western writers, Elmer Kelton

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Buffalo Wagons and Cloudy in the West

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Two complete novels from Elmer Kelton in one low-priced edition
Buffalo Wagons
For Gage Jameson, the summer of 1873 has been a poor hunt. A year ago he felled sixty-two buffalo...

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Badger Boy and The Way of the Coyote

Texas Rangers

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Badger Boy

The Texas Frontier, 1865: The Civil War is over, and Texas is reluctantly yielding to the Union soldiers who are spreading across the state, even into the dangerous Comanche...

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The Pumpkin Rollers and The Buckskin Line

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Two complete novels by Elmer Kelton in one low-priced edition

The Pumpkin Rollers
When Trey McLean leaves his family and sets off to learn the cattleman's trade, he's as...

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Ranger's Trail and Texas Vendetta

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Two complete novels from Elmer Kelton in one low-priced edition

Ranger's Trail
Spring of 1874: Ranger companies are being reorganized and David "Rusty" Shannon is the most...

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Shotgun and Six Bits a Day

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Shotgun
Rancher Blair Bishop of Two Forks, Texas, has too many enemies…and they're closing in. Macy Modock, whom Bishop sent to prison ten years ago, returns to Two Forks looking for...

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Long Way to Texas

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Long Way to Texas brings together three rare Kelton novels, all with Texas roots.

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Texas Rifles and Massacre at Goliad

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
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Texas Rifles
The new Confederacy had too much on its hands to send troops to the Texas frontier to hold back the Indians, and authorized Texas to raise its own troops. Many men joined the Texas Mounted Rifles. Some were seeking adventure. Others wanted to protect their families against the murderous Comanche. And some were men who still loved the Union, like Scout Sam Houston Cloud….
Massacre At Goliad
When Josh met Teresa, a beautiful Mexican woman, it was love at first sight. But with the Alamo recently destroyed, he knew this rosebud love was unobtainable. So Josh went with other Texans to protect their land against the Mexicans who have just ravished the Alamo. But what's at stake? Will he become a war hero, eradicating Mexican control? Or will he follow his heart?

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Texas Showdown

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

The master of the Western presents Pecos Crossing and Shotgun

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Donovan and Dark Thicket

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Donovan:

Donovan was supposed to be dead. The town of Dry Fork, southern Texas, had buried him years before when Uncle Joe Vickers had fired off both barrels of a shotgun into the vicious...

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Texas Standoff

Texas Rangers

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
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In Texas Standoff, Ranger Andy Pickard and his partner, Logan Daggett, are sent to central Texas to investigate a series of killings and cattle thefts. The two biggest cattlemen in the area...

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Sons of Texas

Sons of Texas

Sons of Texas

Elmer Kelton, read by Jason Culp
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Audio

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...

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Cloudy in the West

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

In the Texas backlands in 1885, twelve-year-old Joey Shipman's father dies under mysterious circumstances, and the boy is forced to live with his stepmother and Blair Meacham, a hanger-on at the...

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The Pumpkin Rollers

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

In the cattle drives of the Old West, pumpkin rollers were green farmboys, almost more trouble than they were worth.

When Trey McLean leaves his family's East Texas cotton farm and sets off...

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Dark Thicket

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

One of America's greatest Western storytellers, Elmer Kelton has been voted the greatest Western writers of all time by the Western Writers of America. Dark Thicket is one of his many classic...

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Other Men's Horses

Texas Rangers

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Texas Ranger Andy Pickard, newly married and unsure of himself and his choice of career, is given what appears to be a routine assignment: find and arrest a horse trader named Donley Bannister who...

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Sandhills Boy

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

"One thing is certain," a reviewer in True West Magazine recently said, "as long as there are writers as skillful as Elmer Kelton, Western literature will never die."

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Long Way to Texas

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Lieutenant David Buckalew and his men had left Texas on a march westward to claim the entire Southwest for the Confederacy. But defeat after humiliating defeat at the hands of the Union army has...

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Texas Sunrise

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

In Massacre at Goliad, tensions mount between Mexican authorities and American newcomers. Revolution is in the air, something Thomas Buckalew welcomes but his brother Joshua fears, since Joshua...

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Jericho's Road

Texas Rangers

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

This is Jericho's Road. Take the Other.

When the young Texas Ranger Andy Pickard is assigned to the Texas-Mexico border he learns the meaning of this ominous notice on the edge of a great tract...

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Shotgun

Elmer Kelton
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Rancher Blair Bishop of Two Forks, Texas, has too many enemies . . . and they are closing in on him. Macy Modock, whom Bishop sent to prison ten years ago, is out of the hoosegow. Modock is returning...

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