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Hard Ride

Hard Ride

Elmer Kelton

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

Each of Elmer Kelton’s superb stories of the West showcase the strength and power western spirit. They are filled with marvelous characters—from a rodeo clown who seeks redemption via romance, to an outlaw who comes to the aid of ranchers with no other recourse to justice. Powerful Western women feature as importantly as the menfolk here, including a cattle buyer’s daughter who can hold her own with any man on the trail, a renowned lady outlaw who rules her gang with her gun, and a judge’s daughter who is determined to end local mob rule, as “the day of the gun is almost over.” You will meet characters whose devotions and decisions enthrall you long after you put the book down.

Imbued with an adventurous spirit, Hard Ride is filled with many heartfelt glimpses into the authentic experience of the American West. These stories encompass an enormous array of scenes from the early days of the Wild West into the twentieth century. Readers of all ages can enjoy these tales, each one filled with a passion for life that’s as vast as the Texas prairie.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

MY GUN IS THE LAW


Sheriff Maury Chance looked out the curtained window into the night. He could see nothing except the glow of distant lamps, but he could hear it well enough. They were throwing a big one tonight down at the Legal Tender....

Praise for Hard Ride

“One of the best.”
The New York Times

“You can never go wrong if .. . you pick up a title by Elmer Kelton.”
American Cowboy

“One of the greatest and most gifted of Western writers.”
Historical Novel Society

“A genuine craftsman with an ear for dialogue and, more importantly, an understanding of the human heart.”
Booklist

“One of America’s premier Western writers.”
The Dallas Morning News

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Elmer Kelton

ELMER KELTON (1926-2009) was the seven-time Spur Award-winning author of more than forty novels, including the Texas Rangers series, the Hewey Calloway series, and the Buckalew Family series. He was also the recipient of the Owen Wister Lifetime Achievement award. In addition to his novels, Kelton worked as an agricultural journalist for forty-two years, and served in the infantry in World War II. He passed away in 2009.

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